Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a high-profile visit to Qom today to demonstrate his leadership over a religious establishment divided by last year's election.
Islamist militants reportedly yelled 'Allah Akbar' ('God is Greatest') as they attacked the Chechen parliament today, killing at least four people before they themselves were killed.
Vice President Xi Jinping was promoted Monday to vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, a key post seen as the penultimate step on the ladder to China's top job in 2013.
Typhoon Megi has left the shores of the Philippines after having wreaking havoc on the Pacific nation, and killing 7 people. It is now headed toward China.
A 5.0 earthquake shook the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday morning.
Venezuela has said it will not extradite Arturo Cubillas, an alleged top militant of the separatist group ETA. Spanish authorities today moved toward an official request, which Hugo Chávez is unlikely to support.
The Yemeni government launched air strikes against suspected Al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen's Abyan province this weekend.
Britain's strategy for national security, released today, tips resources toward new threats like a cyber attack. The shifting priorities come on the eve of a review that will outline cuts to the defense budget.
The leaders of France, Germany, and Russia will meet this week in Deauville, France, as a first step toward fostering closer ties.
South Sudan's ruling party, SPLM, is trying to make amends with opposition groups in order to be more unified ahead of the January referendum.
The arrest of officers from Niger's military junta could complicate the junta's attempts to return Niger to democracy.
Gorbachev criticized the system of strong and centralized state power restored by Mr. Putin, who came to power aiming to reverse a decade of economic slump, social collapse, and political drift.
Protests in China and Japan over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea erupted this weekend and spilled over into Monday, highlighting ongoing bilateral tensions.
The upcoming Sudan referendum will pose a challenge for Renk, a town that is technically in south Sudan but is heavily influenced by north Sudan's culture and economy.
The Saudis have gleaned significant intelligence over 10 years of pursuing Al Qaeda affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula. But AQAP hasn't yet shown it can attack the West.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is struggling to form a new Iraqi government, visited Iran today as part of a tour that highlights regional influence in Iraq.
Ongoing confrontation between Pakistan's President Zardari and the high court has raised concerns about political instability, but some analysts say the lack of appetite for change means the government is likely to finish its term.
For a week, French union workers have been protesting government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 and the full state pension age from 65 to 67. Headlines Monday warned of fuel shortages and gas prices have jumped in response – but the gas pumps are not the only place where the French are feeling the impact of the strikes.
CNN cites an unnamed NATO official who charges that members of Pakistan's intelligence service are giving shelter to Osama bin Laden in the country's northwest.