Ex-Iceland PM Haarde Guilty In Banking Crisis Case, But Won't Face Jail
A court in Iceland has found former Prime Minister Geir Haarde guilty of one of four charges related to the 2008 financial crisis.
Iran Decodes '50 Years Of American Technology' From Downed Drone
Iran has recovered data from the unmanned American drone that crashed near the Afghan border last year, and is using the information to reverse-engineer its own spy plane, the Islamic Republic announced on Sunday.
Myanmar Opposition Boycotts Parliament Over Oath
Newly elected members of Myanmar's pro-democracy opposition party may boycott the parliament to which they just won entry.
Egypt: Thousands Flood Tahrir Square To Protest Military Rule
On Friday, Cairo's Tahrir Square looked much the same as it did 15 months ago as tens of thousands of protestors gathered to call for the country's rulers to step down.
Sudan and South Sudan: The Global Impact Of A New War
With forces gathering on both sides of the Sudan-South Sudan border, it seems that the two nations are again headed toward all-out war, which would be devastating to both countries and their international partners.
Anders Behring Breivik Describes His Massacre In Court
Friday proved to be the most emotional and difficult day so far in the week-old trial against Anders Behring Breivik. Sitting in the Oslo, Norway courtroom for the fifth consecutive day, the far-right extremist was asked to recount the youth camp shooting spree at on Utoya island, where 69 people, most of them teenagers, were shot to death one afternoon last July.
Syria Keeps Close To China, Ahead Of UN Security Council Vote
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to meet with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi. Along with Russia, China is one of the few countries that has yet to abandon the Syrian government.
South Sudan Troops To Withdraw From Heglig Oil Field
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir ordered his forces to withdraw from the town of Heglig on Friday, even though he still believes the oil field is property of South Sudan.
Egypt Protesters Storm Cairo's Oct. 6 Bridge
On Thursday, protestors in Egypt took control of Cairo's Oct. 6 bridge, the cite where over a year ago anti-government demonstrators violently clashed with the forces of then-President Hosni Mubarak.
Arab League Calls Emergency Meeting On Sudan Crisis
The Arab League called an emergency meeting on Thursday over the quickly escalating violence between Sudan and South Sudan.
Honduras Farmworkers Protest Government With 'Land Invasions'
Farm workers and activists seized 30,000 acres of public land in Honduras on Thursday as part of a dispute with the government and large landowners.
Guinea Bissau Junta Won't Hold Elections For Two Years
The military junta that seized control of Guinea-Bissau last week said on Thursday that they will hand power to civilian government in two years.
U.N. Observers Needed To 'Stop The Massacre' In Syria
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday that 300 unarmed monitors need to be deployed to Syria immediately to protect the fragile ceasefire plan. France thinks up to 400 needs to be sent.
Bombing Waves Kills Three Dozen In Iraq
Thursday's bombings were the first significant attacks in nearly a month and the deadliest since a series of 30 explosions set by al Qaeda affiliates killed 52 people across the country in March.
Anders Breivik Trial: Goal Was To Decapitate Former Norwegian PM
Anders Behring Breivik was trying to capture and decapitate former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland during the massacre on Utoya island, he said on Thursday.
Japan Cuts Iran Oil Imports Further; Europe, Taiwan Follow Suit
Japan slashed its oil purchases from Iran in April, cutting imports from the Islamic Republic by nearly 80 percent.
Iran: The West Cannot Force Us To Surrender
Iran said that the nuclear negotiations have proved that Western countries are unable to force Iran to surrender and give up its absolute and legitimate rights to use peaceful nuclear energy.
Iran Arrests 15 'Spies And Terrorists', Says They Are Israel-Linked
Iran has released more details about what it says was Israel-backed terror plot broken up last week, including the revelation that 15 people, accused of being Iranian and foreign spies, were arrested for planning to assassinate an Iranian expert.
Breivik Insists Knights Templar Is Real
On the third day of this terror trial on Wednesday, Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik refused to give details about the members of the Knights Templar, a mysterious militia that police suspect does not exist.
Sarkozy Denies Trying To Sell Nuclear Reactor To Gadhafi
French President Nicolas Sarkozy denied allegations that he tried for years to sell a nuclear reactor to former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
France: Jacques Chirac Snubs Sarkozy, Will Vote For Hollande
Former conservative French President Jacques Chirac will vote for the socialist Francois Hollande in Sunday's presidential elections instead of his successor and one-time protege, the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
Norway Killer Anders Breivik Testifies: 'They Were Not Innocent'
Tuesday marks the second day of the long-awaited trial against Breivik, who, on July 22, detonated a car bomb outside of Norwegian government headquarters before going on a shooting spree at a Labor party-sponsored summer camp. During his testimony, in which he read from a written statement, the 33-year-old said that his actions were done out of goodness, not evil.
Egypt Sues UK Over Frozen Mubarak Assets
Egypt's Ministry of Justice filed suit against the UK Treasury department on Monday over £90 million ($140 million) in assets frozen during the rule of Hosni Mubarak.
Shoe Bomber's Prison Sentence Cut For Informing
The prison sentence of would-be shoe bomber Saajid Badat was reduced by two years after he agreed to testify against Adis Medunjanin, one of the men who planned on bombing the New York City subway in 2009.
Syrian Opposition Meets With Russian Foreign Ministry
Leaders of the Syrian opposition met with Russian delegates in Moscow on Monday.
Iran Nuclear Talks: Round Two In Baghdad
The round of nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers will take place in Baghdad, Iraq late next month. Following Saturday's discussions in Turkey, Tehran agreed to hold more talks, a landmark step after years of stalled negotiations around the Islamic Republic's developing nuclear program.
US-Philippines Hold War Games In South China Sea
The United States and the Philippines kicked off 11 days of military drills in the South China Sea, an annual event that is especially significant as a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines enters its second week.
Anders Behring Breivik Pleads 'Not Guilty' [VIDEO]
The trial of the home-grown Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik began on Monday in Oslo, the same city where last July he detonated a 950-pound bomb outside of government headquarters, killing eight people and injuring 200.
Egyptian Revolution: Mubarak's Old Guard Still Enjoys Key Positions of Power
It's been 14 months since protests forced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign, but a number of his former ministers are still wielding real power, and they could holding onto it for the foreseeable future.
Iran Nuclear Talks Off To 'Completely Different' Start
Months of saber rattling and diplomatic tension between Iran and the rest of the world have led to Saturday's nuclear talks, the first attempt at such negotiations since the last round fell apart 15 months ago. On Saturday, though, an unnamed diplomat told Reuters that the multilateral talks began with a completely different atmosphere than had occurred in previous meeting in early 2011.