Japan unveiled a fresh $81 billion stimulus package Tuesday, as a rising yen hurts exports and domestic demand remains low.
US envoy Stephen Bosworth arrived in North Korea Tuesday for high-level talks to try to persuade it to return to six-party talks.
In Pakistan's second terror attack of the day, twin blasts ripped through a market in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday evening, killing more than 40 and injuring more than 100.
Pakistan officials are blaming 'foreign elements' – India and the US – for a recent spate of deadly attacks on civilians in a bid to shift responsibility, security analysts say.
In an interview, a jihadi talks about why state-sponsored militants who once fought in Indian-controlled Kashmir are now joining the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
As students in Iran launched fresh protests, authorities vowed an end to 'leniency' – a point underscored by the arrest of activist Parastou Forouhar, whose dissident parents were killed by government agents in 1998.
Coordinated Baghdad bombings Tuesday killed more than 75 people and wounded more than 500 in the latest attack aimed at undermining the government ahead of a key March election.
Four Baghdad bombings hit in quick succession on Tuesday, killing at least 103 people and wounding more than 190.
Northern Ireland’s Ash tours British towns in alphabetical order. And in a nod to the iTunes age, the band is releasing a new song every two weeks.
At Copenhagen climate change talks, a research group says this decade is likely to prove the hottest on record.
Tuesday's coordinated Baghdad bombings left 121 dead, bringing attention to ongoing violence in Iraq's capital.
Kabul Mayor Mir Abdul Ahad Sahebi is the first high-profile figure convicted in Afghanistan’s new corruption crackdown. But he has denied the charges against him and that corruption even exists in his city.
His presidential victory Sunday chalks up another important win for Bolivia's Evo Morales and the region's hard-left, Chávez-led bloc, which also includes Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Cuba.
One day after Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo imposed martial law in Maguindanao Province, where her allies are linked to a recent massacre, critics have raised questions about her political motives and the potential for abuses.
The latest attack in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar killed 11 more people, prompting a local official to question the province's security defenses and suggest targeting the militants' bases.
The Copenhagen climate change talks kicked off on Monday. A Q&A on the key areas that will define success or failure.
US student Amanda Knox's conviction for the murder of her roommate in Italy, has sparked some complaints of an unfair trial. Prosecutors and the Italian press are striking back.
In Potsdam, Germany, debate rises over a memorial that marks President Harry Truman's 1945 decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
The Copenhagen global climate change summit began Monday with new urgency for a deal, and eyes on China and the US.
Iraq elections can now go forward after Kurds and Sunnis agreed to a new, amended law. Obama's 11th-hour call Sunday night was part of a crucial US role in sealing the deal.