The Dutch courts have decided to impose a ban preventing foreign tourists from buying marijuana from cafe shops.
Bangaru Laxman, former chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was found guilt of accepting bribes.
Palestinian minister, Abu Daqa, stepped down from his position after accusing the Palestinian Authority (PA) of censoring websites criticizing the leadership.
In a joint declaration statement issued Friday, the United States and Japan have agreed to the removal of 9,000 troops from Okinawa island.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the legalization of 3 West Bank outposts, angering Palestinians seeking to put an end to Israeli settlements.
Until the second round of French elections, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy will be battling it out for the 17.9 percent of the French public who voted for Marine Le Pen won in the first round.
Francois Hollande is France's Socialist candidate for the 2012 French presidential campaign.
Researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University College-London have mapped out the groundwater aquifers resting under the African continent. They found huge reservoirs of water under the northern countries of the African continent.
Myanmar President Thein Stein hopes to achieve a resolution with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda about Myanmar's debt.
Asia is experiencing an increase in newspaper circulation, giving hope to newspaper publications that fear their eclipse in western countries, such as the United States.
1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have gone on a hunger strike on Tuesday, National Prisoner's Day, to protest Israel's practice of administrative detention and the intolerable treatment in Israeli jails.
An unusual large number of pilots of Air Canada called in sick on Friday, cancelling and delaying half a hundred flights in Toronto and Montreal.
A Japanese woman, nicknamed the Black Widow, has been sentenced to death for murdering three former lovers in 2009.
The military has taken over the West African country of Guinea-Bissau, in a coup d'etat on Thursday, a few weeks before the country's presidential elections.
A naval standoff in the South China Sea is pitting the Philippines against China, and is highlighting how a growing Chinese military presence in the region may create tension in a resource-rich area.
Teenage birth rates in the United States have fallen by 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, reported the National Center for Health Statistics. They have never been so low since measuring began in 1946.
Bosnia-Herzegovina commemorated on Friday the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the longest siege in history: the siege of Sarajevo, which defined the Bosnian War from 1992 to 1995.
China's rise has unsettled many Westerners, especially Americans who fear Chinese influence could overwhelm that of the U.S. As the U.S. struggles through economic recovery, will China seize its chance to lead the world?
Unesco has issued a warning for the safety of Timbuktu since the Tuareg rebels defeat of Malian government authorities in the northern part of the country.
On Monday, French Minister of the Interior, Claude Gueant, announced the expulsion of Algerian and Malian imams because they posed a threat to the French public's security.