The philosophy that appears to drive WikiLeaks' Julian Assange lies in a deep-seated distrust of governments – something that bridges any left-right divide.
Iranian Jews, who have been celebrating Hanukkah this week along with Jews around the world, are eking out a tenuous existence amid escalating Iran-Israel rhetoric.
Following months of Chinese pressure, 19 countries plan to boycott tomorrow's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honoring imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
The pressure from weeks of street protests by UK students over university tuition hikes has rattled the government coalition and revealed a movement with a sophisticated command of social-media organizing.
With opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo preparing to select presidential candidates, the 2011 presidential election is gearing up.
In an effort nicknamed "Operation Payback," a loose association of hackers called "Anonymous" has been targeting the websites of companies and organizations that have cut ties with WikiLeaks by overwhelming their sites with traffic, prompting them to shut down. Twitter and Facebook have blocked accounts for Anonymous, citing the illegality of their attacks as a terms-of-service violation. WikiLeaks' Facebook and Twitter accounts remain up and running. “Of course, Anonymous is expected to keep creating new accounts as quickly as Facebook and Twitter squash them; it’s a bit like Whack-a-Mole or doing battle with a hydra, in that sense,” said social media news website Mashable. "Fighting Anonymous is a task we wouldn’t wish on anyone." Below are some of the most notable attacks.
A series of India corruption scandals is likely to add to India's reputation as one of the riskiest countries in Asia for investors.
In South Korea, public support for cutting aid to North Korea has nearly doubled in the wake of the North's Nov. 23 attack on Yeonpyeong Island, a new study shows.
Embarrassing US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks have put leaders in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa in the hot seat.
The US was hoping that China, the only country with diplomatic influence over North Korea, would rebuke the country for shelling South Korea last month. But China appears intent on maintaining support for Kim Jong Il.
China has gone to extraordinarily lengths to stop any of political prisoner Liu Xiaobo's friends or family from attending Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
A frequently touted claim that 85 percent of Afghans have access to health care is misleading and stands in the way of improvements, say health care professionals there.
The budget unveiled yesterday proposes tax increases and spending cuts across all sectors of Irish society.
For the good of the Ivory Coast, which was torn apart in a recent civil war and is now facing post-election violence, President Gbagbo should give up his claim that he won the most recent elections.
Both sides, together with the US, appear to be regrouping after the Obama administration gave up on securing another settlement freeze.
In Kenya, Prime Minister Raila Odinga recently told supporters in the Nairobi slum of Kibera that he would order police to arrest gays. In Uganda and Malawi, debate is rising over the legality of homosexuality.
Brazil's low place in OECD education rankings highlights one of the few blots on the record of outgoing President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. “I’d fail him," says one education expert.
Sexual assault allegations in Sweden against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are feeding conspiracy theories and claims that he's being framed. What are the known facts?
Seoul's top general and US Adm. Mike Mullen did not formally announce a shift in rules of engagement. But South Korean analysts believe they are shaping the first possible strategy shift since the Korean War.