Daniel Tovrov

UN Chief Warns North Korea Ahead Of Launch

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sternly rebuked North Korea on Thursday for its planned rocket launch, which is scheduled to take place sometime before Tuesday.

Sudan Declares 'State Of War,' Readies Troops

Sudan is now in a state of war after troops from South Sudan seized the disputed, oil-rich border town of Heglig. Negotiations between the two countries have been suspend as forces are mobilized.

Yemen Battles Al Qaeda; Dozens More Dead

The Yemeni government continued to battle an al-Qaeda insurgency in the south of the country on Wednesday, killing at least 30 militants on the third consecutive day of fighting.

Iran Dismisses Sanctions Ahead Of Nuclear Talks

The United States is hoping that new sanctions targeting Iran's central bank and its oil industry will pressure the Islamic Republic to stop enriching uranium, but Iran is defiant, claiming that it can withstand any oil embargo for two or three years.

Egypt Presidential Elections: 5 Leading Candidates

The candidates for Egypt's first free presidential elections in decades are set, the deadline having expired at 2 p.m. Cairo time on Sunday, and the final list is a microcosm of the current political and social divisions in post-revolution Egypt.

Obama's Message To Iran: Civilian Nukes Could Be OK

President Barack Obama reportedly sent a message to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, via Turkey's prime minister, saying the United States would accept a civilian nuclear program in the Islamic republic.