Starting time and what to expect as NBC begins coverage tonight of the XXI Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
Campaigning for the Iraq parliamentary election scheduled for March opened quietly on Friday, shadowed by concerns that some candidates with ties to Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath party could be disqualified.
In another sign of Europe's financial woes, the Austrian government has spent $137 billion to shore up its banks, worried that they're overexposed to Eastern Europe's struggling economies.
Germany, Canada, and the United States will battle for overall medal title in the Winter Olympics for the foreseeable future. Watch for China to move up the ladder using the same strategy it did in Beijing.
UN undersecretary-general Lynn Pascoe said today that North Korea is 'not eager to return to six-party talks,' but others say Kim Jong-il appears ready for renewed dialogue.
When it comes to that special Valentine, however, Mexicans have an inner Romeo that puts other nations' residents to shame. Last year, Mexicans broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people kissing simultaneously.
Chinese New Year is Saturday night, when tens of thousands of people will light off fireworks and all manner of pyrotechnics across Beijing to welcome in the Year of the Tiger.
A cease-fire between the Yemen government and Houthi rebels aims to end a six-year conflict and refocus efforts on fighting Al Qaeda's growing presence.
The government grew concerned about the political ambitions of former Army chief Sarath Fonseka – who was arrested on Monday – long before he ran for president last month.
When Marines rumble into the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Helmand province for one of the largest offensives of the Afghanistan war, they'll be battle-testing a powerful new weapon, the Assault Breacher Vehicle.
Amplifying a recent trend, the 2010 Winter Olympics will be split between two cities – Vancouver and Whistler – almost completely separate from each other. Critics say it undermines the Olympic spirit of unity.
Carbon-emissions targets set at Copenhagen seem unlikely to be reached, given America's political realities. That makes developing nations less eager to meet their own goals.
In Whistler, the ladies' downhill training session was cancelled because of poor weather, giving Vonn another day to recover from her injury.
At the athletes' village in Whistler, the world's best athletes make a bee-line for MacDonald's.
Iran protesters had hoped to press their demands for reform on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, but massive regime security measures kept protests mostly bottled up.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar heads the smallest of the three main Taliban nsurgent groups. He is holding tentative peace talks with the government of Afghanistan
European Union (EU) leaders promised on Thursday that they stand waiting to help debt-laden Greece, if needed. But the euro declined as investors worried about the lack of a clear commitment to a bailout package.
South Africans celebrated the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison Thursday. President Jacob Zuma has strategically scheduled his State of the Union speech for the same day.
Gary Sick, who was the chief White House aide during Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979 and the hostage crisis that followed, says the Green reform movement has a surprising strength. Tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Iran Thursday.
Polls show that nearly two-thirds of Greeks support austerity measures to deal with the Greece debt crisis. But taxi drivers, facing new gas taxes, went on strike Thursday.