Turkey's government has inked new accords with Armenia and Syria, evidence of its bid to establish itself as a regional soft-power broker.
Iran has 'responded' to a nuclear swap deal. But the IAEA won't say if Iran said 'yes' or 'no.' It appears Iran is making fresh demands. If so, sanctions from the US may be coming soon.
Omri Casspi became the first Israeli to play in the NBA on Wednesday. But Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli team that trained him, faces claims of financial scandal triggered by the suicide of a vice president.
Amid high international tensions over Iran's nuclear program, the US and Israel are engaged in three weeks of virtual wargames aboard the USS Higgins, a missile-defense warship.
The slain Detroit imam called his followers to violence and wanted to establish a separate Islamic state within the US, according to a federal complaint.
President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia will spend $600 million on a nuclear-powered spacecraft to take men to Mars, and beyond. Is it safe?
Some 300 Naxalite rebels hijacked a swanky passenger train Tuesday. The attack ended peacefully, but the urban target shocked India and deepened concern about the rebels' reach.
Paul Watson, a self-described "Earth Warrior," is set for another round of Whale Wars against the Japanese fleet as South Park takes aim.
Missing British couple's yacht was found adrift near the Seychelles. Somali pirates are going further afield to dodge US, European naval patrols.
Los Tigres del Norte, a popular Mexican band, canceled an appearance on the Luna Awards TV show in Mexico Wednesday. The Mexican government denied any censorship of the band.
China's second-ranking PLA officer is visiting the US this week as the two powers try to put relations on a more cordial footing. But mutual suspicion is likely to remain strong as China expands its naval presence in the Pacific.
The attack at a market in Peshawar, which killed at least 74 people, came as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived for a three-day visit.
Gunmen stormed a Kabul guesthouse popular with UN workers Wednesday in what the Taliban called the first of more attacks ahead of Afghanistan's Nov. 7 runoff election.
Strategists say that President Barack Obama's decision to scrap a controversial missile shield for Eastern Europe has mollified Russia, and could open the door for cooperation against common nuclear threats.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's frequent demeaning comments to women stirs a protest as Italy's gender equality rating falls.
J Street challenges the dominant role AIPAC has played in defining how US Jews see Israel. Why is a prominent Israeli politician not attending J Street's national conference in Washington this week?.
New war crimes ambassador Stephen Rapp exemplifies Obama's deeper engagement on international law. His résumé includes prosecution of those who promoted genocide in Rwanda.
Somali pirates say they will soon issue a ransom to Rachel and Paul Chandler's family. Pirates have upped their attacks significantly this year, but the international response is also becoming increasingly robust.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for Palestinian elections in January was roundly rejected by Hamas. Abbas says he'll quit over the lack of an Israeli settlement freeze.