Japan beat Denmark today, though it was unlikely that many Asians rooted for the Asian team in the match. Regional loyalties in Asia are threadbare, say academics, which means there is little 'Asian identity.'
Arrivederci Italy! The 2006 champs finished last in World Cup Group F and exited the tournament with a 3-2 loss to Slovakia. The Slovakia team moves on to the next round.
Topping General Petraeus' to-do list in the Afghanistan war: Making his own counterinsurgency strategy work in Afghanistan where General McChrystal could not.
The nine-hole Kabul golf course is the only one in Afghanistan. The greens are petroleum black. The fairways filled with rocks and scrub. But that doesn't stop golf aficionados who play with a ball finder and armed security guards.
More than 11,000 Egyptians have responded to a Facebook call for a Friday protest of police brutality in the death of Egyptian businessman Khalid Said. After a second autopsy, Egypt today upheld the original finding that the man had choked on a bag on drugs.
Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister Thursday after the once unassailable Kevin Rudd lost favor over mining disputes and his shelving of climate change initiatives.
China and Taiwan are completing an agreement to increase bilateral trade. Taiwan's government says the trade deal will boost economic growth; the opposition party says it will erode sovereignty.
Jawad Kadhim is a third-generation date-palm tree doctor, one of a dwindling number in Iraq's capital. His job offers a unique window on how the sectarian violence has changed behavior in the various neighborhoods of Baghdad.
While the strategy remains the same, will the deft touch of General Petraeus reorient key relationships among leaders in Afghanistan?
A Pakistani court sentenced five Americans on charges of criminal conspiracy and funding a banned terror organization. They grew up together in Alexandria, Virginia, and were arrested in December in Pakistan.
Paraguay vs. New Zealand, Slovakia vs. Italy, Cameroon vs. Netherlands, and Denmark vs. Japan are on the World Cup schedule Thursday, June 24.
At Wimbledon Wednesday, American John Isner battled Frenchman Nicolas Mahut for more than seven hours in the longest tennis match ever. And it's not over yet. Play resumes Thursday.
Ghana will carry the hopes of a continent into its second-round match against the US on Sunday. Despite losing in today's Germany vs. Ghana match, the Black Stars advanced on goal differential.
Allegations of fraud in May's local elections have brought a new wave of violence to the capital city and lurched Burundi into political crisis. Opposition parties are refusing to put forward any presidential candidates, a week before Burundi's election.
The Cambodian government recently approved 'geographical indication' status for Kampot ground pepper, which Parisian chefs have called the best in the world.
The USA vs. Algeria match was this reporter's first-ever live World Cup experience – and he floated on a sea of red, white, and blue in South Africa.
The entire nation seemed to breathe a sigh of relief today as England advanced to the second round of the World Cup after outlasting Slovenia, 1-0.
Landon Donovan helped US soccer set a number of records in its 1-0 win today, which made it the top-scoring team in the World Cup Group C. On one of the biggest nights in American soccer history the USA at last played as if it deserved the victory.
Pakistan TV talk-show hosts like Zaid Hamid and Amir Liaquat Hussain peddle anti-American conspiracy theories and bash minorities.
US captain Landon Donovan scored a heroic goal in the 91st minute of the USA vs. Algeria game to save the US from crashing out of yet another World Cup in the first round.