South Africans celebrated the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison Thursday. President Jacob Zuma has strategically scheduled his State of the Union speech for the same day.
Gary Sick, who was the chief White House aide during Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the hostage crisis that followed, says the Green reform movement has a surprising strength. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Iran Thursday.
Polls show that nearly two-thirds of Greeks support austerity measures to deal with the Greece debt crisis. But taxi drivers, facing new gas taxes, went on strike Thursday.
The kidnapping of an Iraqi-American working with the US military in Iraq appears to have been sparked by a faltering reconciliation effort to bring a militant Shiite group into the political process, US officials say.
Some 3,000 people have been rescued since an Afghanistan avalanche shut down a key pass linking Kabul to the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif. The storied pass, which includes a series of tunnels and snow roofs, was built with Soviet help in the 1960s.
The US and other NATO allies worry that the French sale of a $750 million Mistral warship to Russia will set an arms-trading precedent. But analysts say the ship does not yet represent the transfer of cutting-edge technology to Russia.
China was criticized by the US ambassador and other foreign diplomats after a Beijing court rejected the appeal of top Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo against his 11-year jail sentence, the severest in recent memory.
As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Thursday that Iran had produced a higher grade of nuclear fuel, opposition protesters clashed with security forces on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
Lindsey Vonn, America's darling-in-waiting for the Vancouver Olympic Games, says she's doing everything she can to overcome a shin injury, including some unusual measures.
European Union leaders gathering for a crucial summit Thursday face tough choices: come to Greece’s rescue with the first ever bail out of a eurozone state or hold back and see if Greek spending cuts and reforms can avert a default.
Iran is bracing for protests by reformers and counter-protests by regime supporters when the Islamic Republic celebrates its 31st anniversary on Thursday. Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei is promising a 'stupefying' display of support for the regime.
Iraq has ordered more than 200 current and former employees of the private security company Blackwater, who still play a role in guarding US diplomats, to leave the country within the next four days.
Paris's all-night hangouts have been on the decline for years, thanks to gentrification, early-rising baby boomers, and security conscious police.
Campaigning for the Philippines elections kicked off this week in familiar style, with famous names dominating the ballots and already 60 people killed in political violence. Here’s what to look for ahead of the May polls.
US forces are poised to move into the southern Afghanistan town of Marjah, and have warned civilians to leave the area. But only a few hundred Afghan families have responded.
In Afghanistan, the winter lull in fighting allows some US units to try to persuade fighters to leave the Taliban.
Kenyan officials are spending $1.35 million to round up 4,000 zebras and 3,000 wildebeest and haul them across the country to feed hungry lions. Why is that necessary?
Lindsey Vonn, the most anticipated US presence at the 2010 Games, arrived in Vancouver last night with news that her shin was still recovering from an injury.
Mild-mannered Canada? Think again. The host of the Vancouver Olympics has been on a five-year national drive to win the most medals.
In Whistler, one of the two Vancouver Olympics sites, bears are testing out the luge track. And did I just hear that the Brazilian cross-country women won the 4x5 km relay?