The USA and Canada have become major players in the Winter Olympics medal count mostly because new sports, such as short track and snowboarding, have been introduced since 1992. A breakdown of which sports have benefited which countries the most.
Darfur conflict flares after a Darfur rebel group said it was attacked by government troops Wednesday, just as Sudan President Hassan Al Bashir declared the war in Darfur over.
After a stuttering start to its Vancouver Olympics, Canada wins four medals and serves up a 7-3 demolition of Russia in ice hockey. Was 'Winning Wednesday' all thanks to a bearded skeleton slider?
US pair Erin Pac and Elana Meyers took bronze in Olympic bobsled Thursday night, putting the US on a podium that Germany has traditionally dominated. Canada took gold and silver.
At Vancouver Olympics, Julia Mancuso was forced to abort a promising run for the US ski team when Lindsey Vonn crashed in front of her at the second to last women's alpine event .
Dubai said Wednesday that the Hamas assassination investigation yielded 15 more suspects. The Israeli media said 10 of the new names are shared by Israelis. And while most in the region believe the Mossad carried out the hit, some evidence is emerging of ties to Iran.
The UN, in its annual report released today, said Latin America is undermining the drug war by decriminalizing small amounts of drugs.
Pakistani officials arrested half the Afghan Taliban leadership – 7 of 15 members of the Quetta Shura Taliban - including the Taliban commander in charge of stopping the US troop surge in southern Afghanistan. What is the Quetta Shura and why might these arrests be critical to the war in Afghanistan?
In an alleged Turkey coup plot, 12 senior officers have been charged with plotting a coup against the country's Islam-leaning civilian government. It appears to be an attempt to weaken the influence of the secular military, say analysts.
Led by Norwegian Olympic speed skating great Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is at Vancouver 2010 recruiting athletes and educating the public about its international effort to give children in developing countries greater access to sports.
In the heartland of Sri Lanka’s minority, Jaffna’s newly restored Tamil library is a potent symbol of decades of ethnic strife.
Follow the latest Vancouver 2010 medal count results.
Tensions between Israel and Palestinians continued to rise Wednesday, following Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to add two West Bank sites to its national heritage list.
In a statement Tuesday, Latin American leaders back Argentina view that British oil drilling off the Falkland Islands is a violation of its sovereignty.
Dubai added 15 more suspects to its ongoing investigation into a Hamas assassination on Wednesday. There are now 26 suspects in what Dubai claims was a Mossad hit and most of them remain at large.
Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua flew into the capital in the dead of night Wednesday after undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia for nearly three months.
MONITOR EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan officials told the Monitor they have arrested nearly half – 7 of 15 – members of the Afghan Taliban's senior leadership council in recent days, including the Taliban head of military operations in Afghanistan.
On the Vancouver Olympics schedule Wednesday, Lindsey Vonn tries for her third medal, this time in the giant slalom. Medal events are also in women's speed skating, short track, bobsleigh, and aerials.
Nigeria President Umaru Yar'Adua returned to his country after nearly three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, but he is not yet well enough to lead. Vice President Goodluck Jonathan is still in charge – for now.
As the Rio Summit came to a close Tuesday night, Latin America leaders announced that they would start a new regional bloc that excludes the US and Canada.