Syria: Protests Erupt Following Cease-fire; UN May Send Observers
Syrian opposition leaders called for massive peaceful demonstrations around the country on Friday, just one day after the deadline of a joint Arab League-United Nations cease-fire expired.
UK Prime Minister Cameron Calls For Suspension Of Sanctions Against Myanmar
UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that the European Union should suspend its sanctions as Myanmar's civilian government moves toward democratic reform.
North Korean Rocket Launch Called Humiliating Flop
North Korea launched its long-awaited rocket Friday morning, but it fell apart within minutes, U.S. officials said.
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.
Japan Prepared For North Korean Rocket Launch
Japan is ready to shoot down the North Korea's Unha-3 rocket with its Patriot Advanced Capability-3 land-to-air missiles if the rocket flies over Japanese airspace.
Iran: With Sanctions Looming, India Becomes Top Oil Buyer
India replaced China as the top purchaser of Iranian oil in the first quarter of 2012, and has been trading wheat and grains for fuel.
Hugo Chavez's Summit Of The Americas Bid Unclear After Cancer Treatment
Chavez, who is currently undergoing treatment for an undisclosed form of abdominal cancer, says that his appearance at the Summit of the Americas will depend on his health.
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 Cuts Oil Exports To Germany In 'Counter-Sanction'
After ending exports to Spain and Greece, Iran continued with its counter-sanctions against the European Union on Wednesday by cutting oil exports to Germany.
Costa Concordia: Captain Schettino House Arrest Upheld By Italian Court
Captain Francesco Schettino of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship will remain under house arrest, Italy's Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
Iran Says It Busts 'Israeli Terrorist Network' In Counter-Spy Sting
Iran's Intelligence Ministry said on Thursday that it has uncovered a large and sophisticated Israeli-backed terrorists network that was planning attacks inside Iran.
Joyce Banda: Malawi's New President Wants A Fresh Start
Three days after being sworn into office, Malawi's first female president Joyce Banda is hard at work trying to bring the African country back to a place of economic stability.
Egypt Disbands Constitutional Panel Amid Complaints
A court suspended the country's two-week-old constitution-drafting body Tuesday after complaints that the process to select members was too exclusive.
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.
Ex-KGB Agent Tibilov Wins South Ossetia Presidential Elections
Former KGB chief Leonid Tibilov was named the president of South Ossetia, a breakaway republic within the nation of Georgia, on Sunday.
Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 36 In Easter Suicide Bombings
Nigerian rebels Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the Easter day bombing that killed up to three dozen people in the northern city of Kaduna.
'The Hunter' Review: The Domestication Of Willem Dafoe
In Daniel Nettheim's The Hunter, Willem Dafoe must search for the Tasmanian tiger, a wild creature long thought to be extinct. Will he find it, or will he lose himself in his search?
Italy Rocked By Resignation Of Northern League Leader Amid Corruption Probe
Controversial Italian politician Umberto Bossi resigned as the head of the separatist Lega Nord, or Northern League, on Thursday in the heat of a corruption scandal.
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.
Syrian Violence Worsens As Ceasefire Deadline Approaches
Four days before a ceasefire is supposed to begin, Syrian forces have stepped up their campaign to crush dissidents, sending more tanks, troops and gunship helicopters into opposition towns and cities.
Malawi President Mutharika Dies Suddenly; Succession Questions Remain
Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika died following a heart attack on Thursday, according to government officials.
North Korea: New Satellite Images Show 'Sophisticated' Rocket Launch Pad
Recent satellite images show that North Korea's preparations for the launch are moving forward, and the rocket will soon be built inside the already constructed launch tower.
Pope Benedict Denounces Dissident Priests On Holy Thursday
Pope Benedict XVI rebuked a group of schismatic Austrian priests who have questioned Vatican authority on clerical rules.
Hague Court Tells Libya To Hand Over Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi
The ICC is worried that Libya's justice system is not able to try the son of Moammar Gadhafi, who has allegedly been kept in isolation for 139 days.
Rocket Strikes Israel From Egypt's 'Terrorist Launching Ground'
A rocket exploded in the Israeli resort town of Eilat early Thursday morning. No one was injured when the rocket landed in a construction site near a residential neighborhood.
Anders Behring Breivik: I'm Not Insane, I'm An Activist
Anders Behring Breivik said in an open letter on Wednesday that being declared insane would be a fate worse than death.
Vietnam Charges Nonviolent Organizer With Plot To Overthrow State
Vietnamese authorities have charged 18 members of a non-violent organization based in an eco-tourism site with conspiracy to overthrow the government.
Israel Evicts West Bank Settlers As Government Ministers Bicker
The Israeli military evicted a group of Israeli settlers from a two-story house in the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday afternoon.