The UN Security Council passed a resolution to impose sanctions against the Gaddafi-led Libyan government and initiate a probe against the bloody crackdown of anti-government protesters.
EU member states failed to relax a travel ban on Iran's foreign minister in time for him to attend this weekend's Munich security conference, but plan further discussion on whether to let him visit the bloc in future, an EU official said Friday.
Oprah stopped over in Fiji for her Christmas holidays
It's too soon for Americans to plan a Cuban vacation of beach, mambo and mojitos, but the U.S. travel industry is gearing up for a return to its largest Caribbean destination before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.
Cuba's Raul Castro has kept the system his brother Fidel used to repress critics, refusing to free scores of people imprisoned years ago and jailing others for dangerousness, Human Rights Watch said in a report issued on Wednesday.
African leaders will step up calls on Monday for an end to Western sanctions against Zimbabwe and urge South Africa to plead Harare's cause within the Group of 20 rich and developing nations, officials said.
Swiss banking giant UBS has banned travel for over 1,000 financial advisers as the company reviews its policies, following a scandal in which the bank admitted helping some of its customers evade taxes.
Switzerland's UBS , the world's largest wealth management company in terms of assets, has issued a worldwide travel ban for wealth management client advisors, a spokeswoman said.