- China Praises Phillipines For Pulling Out Of South China Sea
June 18 2012 12:20 PM
China also towed some of its fishing vessels out of the area as the storm approached but reportedly left surveillance vessels behind.
- Nigeria: Third Consecutive Chuch Bomb Sparks Religious Riots
June 18 2012 11:32 AM
After the Church bombings, two of which occurred in the city of Zaria and one in Kaduna City, a mob of Christians in Kaduna state retaliated by killing more than 50 people.
- Iran Nuclear Talks Resume In Moscow
June 18 2012 10:41 AM
Iran has been suspected of developing nuclear weapons, and the world powers in the Russian capital will spend two days trying to get Tehran to stop the enrichment and storage of uranium to 20 percent and open a secret military facility to United Nations inspectors.
- Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egypt Election, But Does It Matter?
June 18 2012 9:51 AM
A deft political move by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, or SCAF, led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, has all but annulled the significance of the presidential elections.
- Syrian Christian Support For Assad Regime May Turn Out To Be A Losing Strategy
June 16 2012 2:53 PM
Caught in the middle of a bloody 15-month-long uprising are Syria's 2 million Christians, who are wary of leaving behind a repressive and totalitarian regime.
- Italy Puts State Assets On The Auction Block
June 15 2012 4:15 PM
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has made growth and cutting the size and weight of the state his top priority.
- 'Let Us Drive' Demands Saudi Women's Rights Activist
June 15 2012 2:54 PM
Saudi activist Manal al-Sharif wrote an open letter to King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz imploring him to soften the nationwide ban on women drivers.
- Fatou Bensouda Becomes First African ICC Chief
June 15 2012 2:22 PM
Fatou Bensouda was sworn in as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Friday, making her not only the first African, but also the first woman, to lead the United Nations-backed tribunal.
- Japan: Police Arrest Aum Shinrikyo Fugitive Katsuya Takahashi
June 15 2012 11:57 AM
Tokyo police arrested the the last fugitive from the Aum Shinrikyo cult on Friday.
- What Egypt?s Soft Coup Means For The Presidential Elections
June 15 2012 11:16 AM
This Saturday and Sunday, Egyptians will head for polling station to choose who will be their first democratically elected president, but they are faced with a hard choice now that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, or SCAF, has seized greater control.
- US Flexes Its Spy Muscles In Africa: Report
June 14 2012 3:43 PM
The United States has been building drone bases across the African continent since 2007, as well as flying old-fashioned ... spy flights, and is spending tens of millions of dollars to track groups like al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Boko Haram.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Falls Ill In Switzerland
June 14 2012 3:01 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate said she was exhausted by the long trip to Europe, her first in 24 years.
- Egyptian Court Dissolves One-Third Of Parliament, Paving Way For Mubarak Official To Run
June 14 2012 9:50 AM
Egypt's High Constitutional Court ruled that the election of one-third of Egypt's parliament was unconstitutional, which could effectively disband the legislative body while its still in its infancy
- Russia Pressured Over Syria, UN Monitors Enter Haffa
June 14 2012 9:02 AM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned Moscow that it could lose its regional influence if it continues to side with the Syrian government and its 15 month-long crackdown.
- One Hundred Years Later, The Return Of The Anarchists?
June 13 2012 3:35 PM
Anarchists have been arrested for a spate of bomb attacks in Italy, and are being blamed for violence in Europe and the U.S. Is this the comeback of a movement that was considered a big threat a century ago?
- Assad's Forces Take Haffa; Rebuffs UN's Civil War Claim
June 13 2012 8:57 AM
After eight days of shelling, Syrian forces wrested control of the village of Haffa from rebels on Wednesday.
- South Africa Names First Female Police Chief
June 12 2012 12:46 PM
South African President Jacob Zuma appointed Mangwashi Victoria Phiyega police chief on Tuesday only moments after firing General Bheki Cele from the post.
- 'Manifesto Of Free Russia': 'How To Rid The Country Of Putinism'
June 12 2012 11:45 AM
Opposition groups in Russia published their Manifesto of Free Russia, which demands an end to Putin's 12-year rule.
- Kenya Asks US/EU To Join Fight Against Al Shabab
June 12 2012 8:58 AM
Washington, which put a $33 million bounty on the heads of six al Shabab commanders last week, said on Sunday that it will continue to provide assistance to the African Union Mission in Somalia, of which Kenya is a part, but did not elaborate.
- US Weighs Its Costly Afghanistan Supply Route Options
June 11 2012 4:11 PM
Talks to reopen the route are stalled, but the withdrawal of the team of low-level specialists does not indicate a significant break in U.S.-Pakistan relations