Despite the Haiti earthquake, President René Préval says the country will hold elections before his term expires next year. Haiti's election oversight body is working on the logistics from its makeshift headquarters in Gold's Gym.
For 14 months after the Gaza war, the Israel border was relatively calm. Today's rocket attack will put pressure on Israel for a stepped-up military response at a time when the US is pushing for peace moves.
A UN-Habitat report on the state of the world's cities found that 227 million people have moved out of urban slum conditions over the past decade. Half the world's population now lives in cities.
Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan, acting president, unexpectedly dissolved the nation's cabinet Wednesday in a move to quickly assert power during the elected president's absence. He's expected to announce a new cabinet within days.
Youths living in New Delhi’s historic Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti neighborhood are being trained as India tour guides in an effort to protect the ruins but also support livelihoods.
With 80 percent of the Iraq election votes counted, Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki is neck and neck with former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. Even if Maliki wins the popular vote, he may not be able to hold together a coalition government.
As CIA Director Leon Panetta said recent attacks have crippled Al Qaeda and its leadership, officials announced that a drone attack killed an Al Qaeda member involved in the December attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan.
Twenty-eight delegations from various countries and organizations are wrapping up a two-day meeting in the Dominican Republic today. Haiti told its partners it needs $11.5 billion to rebuild from earthquake damage.
Haiti President Rene Preval popped out of a shiny SUV. Then, just like that, he took my arm and pulled me inside with him. 'Don’t you have some questions for me?' he asked. As a journalist, how could I say no?
B&B owner Vicky Ntozini is enlarging her kitchen and putting on an addition to her guesthouse in preparation for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which faces a shortage of accommodations.
Seven years after US activist Rachel Corrie was hit and killed by a bulldozer driven by an Israel soldier, her parents are suing the Israeli military for culpability in the incident.
Residents of Rio de Janeiro are staging protests today against a law that give more of Brazil's oil revenues to other states, reducing Rio's share. And the governor of Rio says it will undermine the state's ability to host the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup.
The Ulster Unionist Party, once the powerful voice of pro-British activism in Northern Ireland, has turned to Freddy Mercury impersonator Flash Harry to improve its political standing.
After politicians in the US and Sweden recently labeled the deaths of up to 1.5 million in 1915 an Armenian genocide, Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan responded by threatening to expel about 100,000 Armenians living in Turkey.
In a case overshadowed by the 'Jihad Jane' media buzz, five Americans arrested in Pakistan pleaded 'not guilty' Wednesday to terrorism charges.
Malaysia's opposition coalition is struggling to stay united as their popular leader Anwar Ibrahim focuses on his sodomy trial. Already four lawmakers have defected.
The office of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected the remarks of his brother-in-law Hagai Ben Artzi, who called President Obama 'anti-Semitic.' But how many other Israelis share Mr. Ben Artzi's view?
Emboldened by the Israel crisis with the US over East Jerusalem building plans, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is again insisting on 'a complete cessation of settlement activities' before renewed negotiations.
Guinness sells 10 million glasses of beer daily (but no green beer) and far more on St. Patrick's Day. That's a new phenomenon. Not long ago, all pubs in Ireland closed on St Patrick's Day.
Mexico President Felipe Calderón got an earful from angry residents Tuesday while visiting Cuidad Juarez to tout new social programs aimed easing the rampant drug violence that plagues the border city.