The Palestinian government has indefinitely postponed a Miss Palestine contest in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where women often wear head scarves in public in deference to traditional Islam.
In an unprecedented move, Pope Benedict XVI summoned all 24 of Ireland's bishops to the Vatican to discuss the fallout from two reports that Catholic priests in Ireland sexually abused children for decades and that church officials covered up the behavior.
Pakistan announced the arrest of the most senior Afghanistan Taliban commander since 2001, Taliban number 2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. With growing intelligence cooperation between the US and Pakistan, could Osama bin Laden be next?
Taliban insurgents are holding civilians as hostages in the southern Afghan town of Marjah, say Afghan and NATO intelligence reports.
Decades after being imprisoned by North Korea on espionage charges, Dr. Kim Chin-Kyung is opening the first privately funded university in the north as a way to increase dialogue with the closed-off country.
After the most senior Taliban commander to be arrested since 2001 was apprehended in a joint CIA and Pakistan government operation, a recently retired Pakistan intelligence official reflects on expanding intelligence cooperation with the US.
Germany has won every Olympics medal in women's luge this century. But their dynasty has come under pressure from US luger Erin Hamlin, who ended Germans' 99-win streak at World Championships last year.
As a corruption scandal threatens to derail Kenya's fragile coalition government, some young Kenyans are reaching across ethnic lines and saying they'll no longer be tools of cynical politicians.
Ahead of curling competition today in Vancouver at 9 am (12 pm EST), Google offered the sport a Doodle and The Simpsons featured an episode wherein Homer curls in the Vancouver Games.
Dubai police on Monday named 11 European passport holders suspected of killing Hamas commander Mahmoud Mabhouh last month. It's only the latest in a number of high-profile international assassinations in Dubai in the past couple of years.
On Kim Jong-il's birthday, the North Korean leader's attention appeared focused on grooming his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, for succession. The senior Kim did not attend his birthday bash.
Curling kicks off today's schedule with 11 matches, along with competition in US men's and women's hockey, snowboarding, biathlon, luge, speed skating, and figure skating. Alpine skiing has been postponed.
The announcement that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghanistan Taliban's military chief, was arrested underscores increasing US-Pakistan intelligence cooperation, targeting Taliban leaders inside Pakistan for arrest and assassination.
NATO forces said Tuesday that three more civilians had been killed in separate incidents, bringing the total number of Afghan civilians killed since the coalition assault on Marjah began four days ago to at least 15.
The No. 2 Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Omar was captured in Karachi, where many Pakistani militants have been reported to be hiding. Police say there are 150 Taliban fighters in the city now.
One of the Winter Olympics' best rivalries – the Swiss vs. the Austrians in alpine skiing – has been one-sided in recent years. But a gold Monday and the promise of another Tuesday shows Switzerland is making a comeback.
At the Vancouver Olympics, figure skating coach Ingo Steuer of Germany sat with teams from three different countries – Switzerland, Ukraine, and Germany – after their performances tonight.
For American Bode Miller, bronze in the men's downhill Monday was a sign of how much his attitude toward the Winter Olympics has changed since Turin.