What Happened on 11 April 2013

Syria rebel group pledges allegiance to al-Qaeda

The leader of a jihadist group fighting in Syria has pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri. In an audio… Read More.

Malaysia general elections set for May 5

A general election is to be held in Malaysia on May 5, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The polls… Read More.

Uruguay Congress approves gay marriage bill

The lower chamber of Congress in Uruguay on Wednesday approved a proposal to legalize… Read More.

Barack Obama unveils $3.77 trillion budget plan

U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.77 trillion budget on Wednesday that proposes new taxes on the rich along with… Read More.

Qatar offers Egypt $3 billion in aid

Qatar has offered Egypt to buy $3 billion worth of its bonds. The cash injection comes in addition to a… Read More.

Luxembourg to relax secrecy surrounding its banks

Luxembourg announced on Wednesday it is to relax the secrecy surrounding its banks. It said it would enforce rules on… Read More.

Masters alters qualifications

The Masters is to increase the number of players who make the 36-hole cut from 44 and ties to 50… Read More.

Egyptian soccer fans banned from matches

Egypt's sports ministry announced on Wednesday that supporters are to be banned from upcoming continental club matches in the country.… Read More.

North Korea blamed for South Korea bank and TV cyber-attacks

South Korea on Wednesday accused North Korean spies of plotting a series of cyber-attacks last month. According to investigators in… Read More.

Global PC sales continue to tumble in Q1, says IDC

Global sales of PCs fell 14 percent in the first three months of this year, the biggest decrease since research… Read More.

Rare Charlotte Bronte poem auctioned for $141,500

A manuscript of a poem written by British author Charlotte Bronte was sold for $141,500 at an auction in London,… Read More.

Kenny Rogers to join Country Music Hall of Fame

Veteran singer and songwriter Kenny Rogers is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, organizers said on… Read More.