Chile police have detained Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch poker player and a prime suspect in the death of a woman in Peru. Van der Sloot was also a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American tourist Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
Despite a global recession, worldwide military spending increased in 2009 by its fastest pace since 2003, according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Chad boosted spending by 663 percent. The US still has the biggest defense budget.
Workers at Foxconn and Honda won hefty pay raises this week. Higher wages will help Beijing move China's economy away from relying on masses of unskilled workers and toward higher-value manufacturing.
Furkan Dogan – one of the activists killed in an Israeli raid on the Gaza 'Freedom Flotilla' and buried in Turkey today – was a US citizen. A friend, who had been on board the same ship, said Dogan was shot by five bullets.
UN special rapporteur Philip Alston on Wednesday called for a halt to US unmanned drone attacks, which he called a path to a 'Playstation' mentality towards killing.
South Africa recalled its ambassador to Israel in a sharp rebuke over the Israeli raid of a Gaza flotilla this week as the fallout continue to spread over the raid, which left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead.
City and provincial elections dealt a blow to the conservative government of South Korea President Lee Myung-bak. Many voters were unhappy with the strong response to the sinking of the Cheonan Navy vessel.
Some 1,500 delegates at Afghanistan’s peace jirga are debating how to reconcile with insurgents. But war crimes victims say their concerns are being buried.
But Israeli leaders – including far-right Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman – say they are open to US involvement in a domestic investigation of the Israeli raid that killed nine activists on the Gaza-bound "Freedom Flotilla."
Yukio Hatoyama is Japan's fourth prime minister in a row to last for less than a year, and the 14th to hold the post in 21 years. Many PMs have risen as part of a political dynasty without having to hone leadership skills.
A bill in the House of Representatives would change the 14th amendment to the US Constitution that grants anyone who is born on US soil the right of American citizenship. Efforts to revoke birthright citizenship could make it the new flashpoint in the debate over immigration.
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron said Israel's Gaza flotilla raid was 'completely unacceptable' and called for an end to the economic blockade of the impoverished territory.
Hanin Zoabi, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara when it was seized Monday by Israeli commandos, has stepped up as a leading domestic critic of her government's Gaza flotilla raid. Meanwhile, senior statesman Ehud Barak faces calls for his resignation.
Egypt partially opened its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bowing to public fury over the Gaza blockade in the wake of an Israeli raid on the so-called Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid.
Afghanistan's three-day national peace jirga, or conference opened with delegates divided over how best to deal with the Taliban. Some suggest implementing more Islamic laws.
The first of five new independent newspapers could start reporting Zimbabwe news this weekend after receiving a government license.
Arab Christians in the US and elsewhere help facilitate the resettlement of Iraqi Christians fleeing violence in Iraq. Is the Western media overplaying the challenges facing Christians in Iraq?
Scientists are studying how exactly the giant, cylindrical Guatemala sinkhole was formed, and how to prevent more. Meanwhile, the US is joining relief efforts to help the thousands left homeless by Tropical Storm Agatha.
With the ratification of Iraq March elections results should clear the way for the formation of a new government. The US plans to reduce it's troop presence in Iraq to 50,000 soldiers by August, but its not clear yet who will be Iraq's prime minister. .