South Korea arrested two North Korean agents who posed as defectors in a plot to assassinate North Korean defector Hwang Jang-yop. The former top official left the North 13 years ago.
Inter Milan beat Barcelona 3-1 Tuesday night to win the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, but the victory was tarnished by striker Mario Balotelli throwing his jersey to the ground at the end.
Palestinian peace negotiator Saeb Erekat denied reports that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is ailing. But speculation over Abbas' health is a reminder that a change in leadership could throw peace efforts into turmoil.
Pope Benedict XVI promised in Rome today that the Vatican will take 'action' against sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, while the Vatican press office issued a statement saying abusers would be brought to justice.
Thailand's political turmoil pits anti-government red shirts against the yellow shirts, who back the current regime. Now the government and the opposition are vying to compensate the victims of the political violence.
After the killing this week of the two top leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq, officials in Baghdad said more important gains have recently been made in dismantling the group's networks.
The UK race has gone from static to electric, says one pundit, as Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg surges after last week's debate. His sudden popularity has thrown open a race that was once seen as the Conservative Party's to lose.
There were fewer attacks by Somali pirates in the first quarter of this year than during the same time last year, but their reach is extending far beyond the Gulf of Aden.
On the UK campaign trail ahead of the May 6 general election, Labour MP Margaret Hodge is fighting a fierce challenge from Nick Griffin, the leader of the far-right British National Party who hopes to win the BNP's first-ever parliamentary seat. The challenge is a sign of the anti-incumbent fever sweeping the UK.
Deposed Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev insisted from Belarus on Wednesday he was still the country's rightful leader, while the interim government in Bishkek authorized the use of deadly force to put down looting and ethnic violence.
US-Pakistani interrogation of the Afghanistan Taliban's No. 2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar are yielding useful intelligence, the US says. Militants say they want his release or they will kill three hostages, including a British filmmaker and two former Pakistani intelligence officials.
A recent court case over a Catholic newspaper's use of the term 'Allah' has become a litmus test of tolerance in the multifaith country. Christians and Muslims in Malaysia have both long prayed to 'Allah.'
Once the pride of Tripoli, Lebanon – designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer – the international fairground became another casualty of the 1975 civil war. It hasn't recovered yet.
In Syria, the steam bath, or hammam, remains a focal point of socializing, even among working women and busy families.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal has issued new rules designed to make night raids less invasive, as part of the broader Afghanistan war strategy to win over the population. Some soldiers say it’s hamstringing their ability to nab Taliban militants.
A scientist in Norway has developed an infrared volcanic ash detector that allows aircraft to see and avoid the Iceland volcanic ash clouds invisible to radar.
Iran Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Tuesday the Islamic Republic could reconsider a modified version of a nuclear fuel swap plan that it rejected last year. The plan would ship most of its nuclear fuel abroad.
Citing the government bailout after the Sept. 11 shutdown of US airspace, European airlines are seeking government compensation over groundings caused by the ash cloud released from an Iceland volcano. So are some stranded passengers.
Haiti relief efforts to relocate mostly homeless people away from flood-prone areas before the rainy season are in full swing, but confusion is hampering the process.
Days after threatening 'consequences' for misbehavior within the ruling African National Congress party, President Jacob Zuma now seems to be going soft on Julius Malema, the leader of the vaunted party's youth league.