There is an ever-present worry in Jordan that, if dialogue fails now, a public that has so far asked only for reform of the regime could start thinking of revolution.
Asking details about another man’s wife or fiancée suggests you might be interested in her, an Afghan friend recently told me. He said a more appropriate question would be: 'Are you marrying your cousin?'
Activists say Syrian forces opened fire on mourners today in Deraa, but the government blamed 'armed gangs.' At least 13 people have been killed since protests started last Friday.
According to a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, two journalists have been killed and 36 detained since protests began. Thirteen remained in detention as of Monday.
Jerusalem hadn't seen a bombing in years until a package exploded outside the city's central bus station today, wounding more than 20.
Some 5,800 peasants in Sindh province are set to receive farmland previously designated as government-owned flood runoff. By the end of March, some 92,000 acres will be allotted to women only.
In his first public appearance since Western allies began bombing Libya, Muammar Qaddafi spoke to a small crowd from his tent in downtown Tripoli.
Panama is investing $20 billion to boost itself as a global hub. President Ricardo Martinelli's vision provides a glimpse of the US's newest trade partner as a bilateral free trade agreement works its way through Washington.
Officials warned today that infants should not drink Tokyo tap water because radioactive iodine exceeded legal limits at one purification facility.
During his two-day visit to El Salvador, President Obama hailed center-left President Mauricio Funes as a leader who has strengthened democracy in a region beset by instability.
Now into the eighth week of Libya's conflict, Qaddafi's troops pushed the rebels to the outskirts of Brega just as the rebels had been preparing their first oil shipment to Qatar.
Reports that Hugo Chávez has ordered more than $15 billion in weapons, along with recently hosting leaders from Hamas and Hezbollah, doesn't put worried minds at ease.
On a tour of a missile storage area that was still smoldering, Libyan officials cast the UN-sanctioned air strikes as contrary to Western values and inconsistent with the stated aim of protecting civilians.
After a few days of Western airstrikes on Libya, initial international support is beginning to fall apart as disputes arise about what levels of military action are authorized by Thursday's UN resolution.
As the US moves to transfer command of Libya operations to Western allies, Europe is grappling with who should take the lead to enforce UN Resolution 1973.
The sharp exchange of words on Monday reveals what some Russia experts say is a growing rift between Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev.
President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday that the people of Afghanistan no longer desire to see international forces defend their country for them.