The Jerusalem clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians that injured more than 100 today, together with an unfolding crisis between the US and Israel, give beleaguered Iran an opportunity to boost its clout.
The Internet was buzzing today that the Chinese government has dropped censorship of Google search items such as 'Tiananmen Square massacre' and 'Dalai Lama.'
With 79 percent of the votes in the Iraq election counted, the coalition of secular challenger Iyad Allawi drew closer to the religious Shiite list of Prime Minister Maliki. The close election indicates months of negotiation before a new government is formed.
A subculture of underground African dance clubs and churches has emerged for Israel's estimated 20,000 immigrants, many from Eritrea and Sudan who seek asylum.
As the Somalia government fends off militant group Al Shabab, the Al Qaeda-linked insurgency shows its power through intimidation of a whistle-blower.
Northern Ireland politicians agreed to move policing and justice authority from Britain to the Stormont Assembly. It did so without the support of the once-dominant Ulster Unionist Party, pointing to lingering anger among some Protestants over concessions made to Irish republicans.
Egypt TV showed President Hosni Mubarak sitting up and talking after having surgery last week. The incident had sparked speculation over whether he was too unwell to lead Egypt after nearly three decades in power.
Even before the Jerusalem clashes today, the US had asked Israel to confirm it would include the Jerusalem's status in renewed talks with the Palestinians. But Netanyahu's range of options is constrained by his rightist coalition partners.
The Venezuelan government hopes some 15,000 residents a day will use the new 'Metrocable' public transport gondola system. It takes commuters from San Agustin, one of Caracas’s poorest and most violent barrios, to the city’s Metro.
The battle over a proposed bluefin tuna ban intensifies as the 175-nation Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) gets under way in Qatar.
President Felipe Calderón visits Ciudad Juarez today, just days after the Mexico killings of two Americans. He will tout new social programs aimed at improving life in the violence-wracked city.
Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka's former military commander turned political challenger turned prisoner, appeared at a closed-door court martial on Tuesday. Protesters calling for his release were dispersed with tear gas.
Law school graduates Whitney Louchheim and Penelope Spain founded Mentoring Today, a Washington, DC program where volunteers are mentoring juveniles, trying to help keep them out of jail in the future.
On Tuesday, red-shirt protesters splattered blood outside the office of Thai PM Abhisit, who has rejected calls to step down.
A crackdown on the Russian mafia continued with at least 69 total arrests across Europe. 'We're going to find big mansions and enormous amounts of money,' a Spanish officer said.
The Argentina coin shortage is growing as inflation makes a coin's metal worth more than its face value.
Egypt has been churning with speculation after President Hosni Mubarak had surgery in Germany last week, despite official reports that he's recovering well. He has ruled the country for nearly three decades.
Ukraine's state language is Ukrainian. But 1 in 3 citizens of the former Soviet republic is a native Russian language speaker. The result is what locals call the 'Kiev compromise.'
In Sunday's Colombia vote former defense minister Juan Manuel Santos consolidated his position as front-runner for the presidency after his “U” party dominated congressional elections.
Last summer, Taliban leader Mullah Omar issued a new ethics code for Taliban fighters. But two killings of Taliban hostages indicate that those moral guidelines for conducting the Afghanistan war are being ignored by some fighters.