Italy opens criminal probe into ferry fire

Prosecutors in the Italian port of Bari on Monday opened a criminal investigation into how the car ferry Norman Atlantic caught fire at sea during a crossing from Greece to Italy.

Criminal probe urged against ex-Salvadoran president

Former Salvadoran president Francisco Flores should undergo a criminal investigation for the alleged embezzlement of money donated by Taiwan, a congressional committee recommended Tuesday.

Egypt opens criminal investigation against Mohamed Morsi

The prosecutors said they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy.

China`s Bo Xilai under criminal investigation

China launched a criminal investigation into Communist Party leader Bo Xilai`s alleged offences, a day after he was expelled from the Parliament.

2 teams to probe Arafat`s death: Palestinians

A Palestinian official says French and Swiss investigators will visit the West Bank to conduct parallel probes into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

`Court will decide Davis case as Obama steps in`

Pak PM said the fate of the US official, amid reports that Washington and Islamabad had come close to
resolving the stand-off over the issue.

Ukraine ex-PM ordered not to leave Kiev: Official

Yulia Tymoshenko is under criminal investigation for abuse of power.

US opens criminal investigation into oil spill

US officials said they launched a criminal probe into oil spill.