As world leaders convene in Washington for a summit on halting the spread of nuclear weapons, a global debate is rising on the merits – and feasibility – of total nuclear disarmament.
Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, said today that Obama's efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks have hit a dead end. His comments reflect dwindling Palestinian hopes for a two-state solution.
The already controversial engagement of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik drew more heat Monday with accusations that the groom-to-be was already married. Indian police questioned him for two hours.
Somali pirates have been attacking farther out into the Indian Ocean for months, but many ships – such as the South Korean supertanker nabbed this weekend – still do not travel with a private security detail. Why not?
Russia-leaning president Viktor Yanukovich has scrapped Ukraine's plans to join the Western military alliance, dissolving the commissions on European and NATO integration established after the Orange Revolution.
A South African court on Tuesday charged two men with the murder of white supremacist Eugene Terreblanche. Outside the courtroom, whites and blacks faced off from across a police line.
India Maoist rebels, who claim to champion the poor, have been labeled the country's worst internal security threat, with 12,000 fighters and a presence in 22 of 28 states. A Tuesday massacre of 73 police officers is the worst in recent memory.
A new law guaranteeing free education for all children ages 6 to 14 will severely challenge India's education system, which has long lacked sufficient funds. Slum schools sometimes outperform public schools, and teachers often miss class.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Queen Elizabeth to dissolve parliament today, setting the stage for a general election in Britain in which the rival Tories are the front-runners.
Photos of what Chinese trappers call an 'Oriental Yeti' show what appears to be a big cat with mange. Bigfoot researchers are worried that the hype discredits real yeti research.
Ismael 'el Mayo' Zambada, who is allied with Mexico’s most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin 'Shorty' Guzman from the Sinaloa cartel, told Proceso news magazine that Mexico drug war efforts are bound to fail.
Al Qaeda is blamed for a series of attacks Tuesday in Baghdad. Insurgents, who have killed more than 100 in the past week, seek to exploit the delay in forming a new Iraq government after last month's election.
Today's revelation that a Minnesota priest charged in a 2007 sex abuse case involving a teenage girl still practices in India continues to put a spotlight on the Vatican and Pope Benedict.
Wikileaks, a nonprofit website, has released video from 'military whistleblowers' that appears to depict the 2007 killing of two Reuters journalists and nine other Iraqis. The US military had said at the time they were 'hostile' forces.
Sunday's 7.2-magnitude Mexicali earthquake killed only two, despite being stronger than the Jan. 12 Haiti quake that killed more than 200,000 and made 1 million homeless. Why?
The case of a British couple sentenced to one month in jail for kissing in Dubai highlights the challenges of proper public behavior in the emirate.
In Dubai, British couple Charlotte Adams and Ayman Najafi were given a month in jail for public kissing. What do foreigners living in Dubai think of the case?
An attack in Ingushetia today, the fifth to shake Russia in a week, underscores the threat posed by an Islamist insurgent network that has emerged from the ashes of Chechnya's nationalist rebellion.
The main opposition party did not back off from its announced boycott of the upcoming Sudan election, the country's first vote in 24 years. President Omar al-Bashir says that the vote must proceed.
South Africa leaders are racing to allay concerns about security during the World Cup in June as details of Sunday's killing of white supremacist leader Eugene Terreblanche grab headlines worldwide.