Wealthy Indonesian convicts can purchase prison cell upgrades, an investigation at a women’s prison in Indonesia found last month. Amenities range from air conditioning to maid service.
After years of deflecting US pressure to rein in the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan has arrested in rapid succession the group's No. 2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, two shadow provincial governors, and up to nine Al Qaeda-linked militants.
Just two weeks before crucial Iraq parliamentary elections and amid a dispute over the disqualifications of some candidates with ties to Saddam Hussein's banned Baath party, a suicide bomber killed 11 in Anbar Province. Some in Iraq are worried that the controversial disqualifications are heightening tensions.
Day 7 of the Vancouver Olympics continues with medal events in the men's and women's biathlon, ladies' alpine skiing slalom and snowboarding halfpipe, and men's free skating – featuring the American Johnny Weir.
Experts in child kidnapping and global adoption hope that the Haiti incident involving American Baptist missionaries provides lessons for future disasters.
Britain 'invited' Israel's ambassador to discuss the apparent use of forged British passports by a hit squad that murdered Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a Hamas official, in Dubai. The assassination scandal recalls tensions from the 1980s, when Margaret Thatcher was furious that Israel's Mossad had used forged British passports.
Malaysia caned three women after they were convicted for adultery under Islamic law, the first time that punishment has been handed out inside the country.
The US won a record six medals in one day Wednesday, including three ascendant performances for gold by Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis, and Shaun White.
The suicide bombing that killed 12 Thursday in the capital of Iraq's Anbar province was intended to discourage Iraqis from voting in the March elections.
Speedskater Shani Davis successfully defended his gold medal in 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating. In 2006, he became the first African-American to win individual gold in the Winter Games.
Lindsey Vonn wins gold in the women's downhill, and though she (wisely) refuses to buy into the hype around her in these Winter Olympics, she's well poised to make a mark on history.
Shani Davis went for gold today – and got it. One of his sponsors: Stephen Colbert of the 'Colbert Report,' who was in Vancouver to watch the race.
Cross-country star Petra Majdic was cheered on by athletes and coaches from many nations as she rallied back from a bad fall and took bronze.
The makers of the Israeli-Arab film 'Ajami,' which was nominated for an Oscar, saw their depiction of drug dealing and poverty in Jaffa collide with reality earlier this week, when two of them were arrested.
A Haiti judge decided today to continue detaining two American missionaries, while releasing the other eight in the group held since Jan. 29 on accusations of kidnapping 33 children.
Tourists can't seem to get enough of the Panama Canal, which has pulled in 4.7 billion tourism dollars since it was transferred to Panamanian control in 2000.
Americans Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso dominated a difficult downhill course to win gold and silver for the United States Wednesday.
While Greece battles its debt crisis, Iceland – where major banks collapsed in the wake of the global financial meltdown – is gearing up for a referendum on whether its taxpayers will shoulder the burden of paying back billions of dollars of debt.
Choi Hyun-mi, who fled to South Korea as a girl and soon won a world boxing championship, has helped boost the morale of fellow North Korean defectors who continue to struggle in their adopted country.
With close to 4 million people in Spain out of work, one business is booming: debt collectors who use public shaming to extract payment.