Disbands Ben Aliís party
A Tunisian court has dissolved the ruling party
of the ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali weeks after
a revolution ended the former dictatorís rule.
Slurs against Okinawa people:
US sacks desk head
The United States Thursday sacked a senior
diplomat who infuriated Japan with reported slurs against the people
of Okinawa island, which has reluctantly hosted American forces
since World War II.