- Venezuela and Colombia are both rich in natural beauty, but have taken two very different approaches to tourism. One has seen tourist numbers stagnate while the other is an international success story. What happened, and why are two neighbors so radically different?
- Turkey's Prime Minister said on Tuesday that exiled Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi will not be extradited to Iraqi to face the death penalty.
- Former Iraqi Vice-President Tareq al-Hashemi has been sentenced to death in absentia for the murders of two people, and is due to be sentenced for 150 other charges of violence between 2005 and 2011. Meanwhile, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shitte Muslims in Iraq may be growing.
- At least 320 people have been killed in sectarian violence in Pakistan thus far this year alone.
- The Obama administration is starting to launch an initiative that could protect hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants from deportation, announcing on Friday that it would start accepting applications in mid-August.
- Want to really understand the post-revolution process in Egypt? Look to the men who are passing judgments behind everyone's back.
- Peri & Sons Farms has agreed to pay a record $2.3 million in back wages to 1,365 foreign seasonal agricultural laborers who had worked for the Yerington, Nev.-based onion grower under the H-2A visa program.
- Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC) swiftly overruled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's order to reconvene the parliament, intensifying the confrontation between the newly elected president and the judiciary, which is believed to be acting in the interests of the backers of Mubarak regime and the ruling military-led Supreme Council.
- The Egyptian parliament convened for less than an hour, Tuesday, in an event billed as an act of defiance against the country's military led Supreme Council, which dissolved the parliament last month after a court hearing.
- By upholding the individual mandate that is the health care law's linchpin, the Supreme Court has rebuffed Republicans who had hoped to accomplish through the judiciary their goal of dismantling the act.
- The chaos and turbulence in Pakistan can also be illustrated by the fact that the job of Prime Minister was abolished on no less than five occasions.
- The issue that forced out his predecessor ? the refusal by Gilani to probe Zardari for alleged corruption ? may doom Ashraf as well, if the courts again demand he take such action.
- The Republican campaign against U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is gaining steam ahead of an expected vote in the House of Representatives on a contempt of Congress count in the coming week.
- Tensions between Egypt's ruling military council and the Muslim Brotherhood have mounted as official results for the presidential run-off elections are expected this weekend after controversial delays have raised doubts about the legitimacy of the electoral process.
- The 62-year-old Ashraf resigned from his post as water and power minister in February 2011 under a cloud of corruption allegations, although he denied any wrongdoing on his part.
- If he wants to avoid an unprecedented contempt vote before the full House of Representatives, the embattled attorney general must strike a deal with Republicans seeking more documents in an investigation of the failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
White House Withholds Fast And Furious Documents, Citing Executive Privilege, As Holder Contempt Vote LoomsThe fallout from the failed Fast and Furious program hurtled toward a peak of intensity on Wednesday, as the White House invoked executive privilege in refusing to turn over documents related to the gunrunning program.
- 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.
- Former President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a judge convicted him for his involvement in the killings of protesters during the uprising that ended his 30-year rule
Suu Kyi Pleas For Foreign Investment Into Myanmar, But Warns Against Excessive Optimism Over ReformsShe urged foreign investors to invest in Myanmar in order to provide jobs for the young and alleviate high rates of poverty.