Israel has begun to enforce a 10-month freeze on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, sending officials out to construction sites to issue stop-work orders.
Iran detained British sailors who were delivering a yacht, owned by Sail Bahrain, to Dubai. Iran has said it might take 'serious measures' against the five civilians.
Kenyan paleontologist Kamoya Kimeu's mom warned him that digging up bones could bring on curses. But now he has two primates named for him.
Merging 11 times zones into four would boost efficiency, says Russia's Medvedev. Russia spans nearly half the world's circumference.
Iran's seizure of five British yachtsmen of its coast last week highlights the growing role of the country's Revolutionary Guard along a vital oil shipping lane.
The Greek-owned Maran Centaurus was seized Sunday more than 800 miles east of Mogadishu fully loaded with an estimated 2 million barrels of oil heading for New Orleans from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Former Belgian colony Rwanda was accepted this weekend to the Commonwealth of former British colonies and re-established diplomatic relations with its long-time arch-nemesis, France.
In Honduras election, conservative opposition candidate Porfirio Lobo is ahead with most of the votes counted. Many Hondurans want to move on from the political crisis with or without Manuel Zelaya.
José "Pepe" Mujica won 51.7 percent of the votes in Sunday's run-off, extending the power of the ruling center-left Broad Front coalition.
The Swiss vote to ban minarets comes at a time when Muslim populations are growing and Europeans worry about losing traditional Christian culture.
Mileposts in Iran's quest to harness nuclear power.
It's quest to develop a nuclear program has taken a circuitous path through history – and includes early cooperation with the US.
In the wake of its disputed election, Iran faces diminished support from some friends and hardening opposition among foes.
Iran says the 10 new nuclear sites are for energy, not weapons, but sent mixed messages on whether it will remain in a member of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
After flooding in Jeddah killed more than 100 people, Saudi Arabians have flocked to Facebook to press the government for better drainage. A Katrina moment for Saudi leaders?
The United Arab Emirates central bank guaranteed all deposits in the banking system Sunday, seeking to calm markets made nervous by Dubai World's debt payment crisis. Asian markets rose Monday on the news.
Experts say Iran's plans to build 10 new nuclear plants is not within its capabilities for years, but Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they would manufacture 500,000 new centrifuges.
Swiss minaret vote leads to Muslim anger, but the Swiss aren't alone in restricting religious freedom.
Russia analysts say security forces are unprepared for terror attacks, like Friday's train bombing, executed by small terrorist cells.
Switzerland minaret referendum leads to Muslim outrage, but the Swiss aren't alone in restricting religious freedom.