What Happened on 16 July 2012

Rwanda and DRC agree on international border force

Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed in principal to allow a neutral international force to patrol their… Read More.

Hillary Clinton meets Egypt military leader

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with the head of Egypt's top military council, Field Marshal Mohamad Hussein… Read More.

Red Cross: Syria in civil war

The Red Cross (ICRC) has declared that the ongoing conflict in Syria is now a civil war. The change in… Read More.

GSK in talks to buy Human Genome Sciences

GlaxoSmithKline held talks this weekend with Human Genome Sciences to dicuss a deal to acquire it for some $2.6 billion,… Read More.

BHP to sell Guinea Mount Nimba project, reports

BHP Billiton, the world's largest mining company, has decided to sell its Mount Nimba iron ore project in Guinea, according… Read More.

New UAE pipeline bypasses Strait of Hormuz oil route

The United Arab Emirates has opened an overland pipeline that bypasses the Strait of Hormuz. The 230 miles pipeline carries… Read More.

Political dispute casts shadow over Pakistan Olympic dreams

A row between the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) and the state-operated Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has cast a shadow over… Read More.

Jeev Singh wins Scottish Open in playoff

India's Jeev Milkha Singh has won the Scottish Open after a playoff with Italy's Francesco Molinari. Singh also took the… Read More.

Nokia halves U.S. price of flagship smartphone

Nokia has halved the U.S. price of its flagship smartphone just some three months after its launch. The move comes… Read More.

RIM to pay $147 million in patent case

Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has been ordered to pay $147 million in damages after losing a patents case.… Read More.

France's National Front to sue Madonna over Le Pen swastika

France's far-right National Front is suing Madonna after an image at the singer's Paris concert depicted party leader Marine Le… Read More.

Jennifer Lopez to leave American Idol

Singer Jennifer Lopez has announced that she is leaving her role as an American Idol judge. Her announcement follows the… Read More.