Hamas appears to be trying to boost its Islamic credentials at home through restrictions on women's dress and men walking with women who are not family.
The two helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, which officials do not think were from enemy fire, come as the US mulls its Afghan war strategy.
Abdullah Abdullah, the top challenger to President Karzai in Afghanistan’s election, said Monday he would otherwise not participate in the Nov. 7 runoff. The ultimatum could be a cover to withdraw from the race.
The American University in Cairo opened a $400-million, 260-acre campus in a desert east of Cairo. Developers hope this 'New Cairo' will one day be home to 2 million.
The star of "Milk", actor Senn Penn, is in Cuba, reportedly to interview Fidel Castro for Vanity Fair magazine about how the Obama administration has affected the island.
Jose Mujica – a former guerilla fighter who spent 10 years in jail – fell just short of the 50 percent of votes needed to avoid a runoff.
Colorful forensic pathologist Porntip Rojanansunan solves human rights cases.
Polls show that former leftist rebel José Mujica is expected to gain the most votes in Sunday's election, but could fall short of defeating Luis Alberto Lacalle outright, sparking a run-off.
But questions over a US role in any economic grouping and rivalry between China and Japan may thwart a rapid rollout of either plan.
Sunday's suicide bombings, which killed more than 130 people and wounding almost 600, targeted government ministries in what authorities say is a bid to disrupt upcoming parliamentary elections.
Fifteen Palestinians were arrested and three Israeli officers were injured during Sunday's clashes near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
The military claims to have killed more than 160 militants since the offensive began a week ago, but it's encountering fierce resistance from the Taliban.
In an interview, Abdullah Abdullah, the underdog presidential candidate, talks about preventing 'ghost polling' and sidesteps question about a possible concession ahead of the Nov. 7 Afghanistan election runoff.
In Azerbaijan, Turkish flags have been taken down and the Azeri president said his country might stop selling Ankara discounted natural gas. At issue is Turkey's move to renew relations with Armenia, which has a territorial dispute with Azerbaijan.
IRA splinter groups like the Continuity IRA have stepped up attacks in Northern Ireland. While they have a hard core and cause some mayhem, they are unlikely to spark a broader conflict.
Russia's National Media Group cites economic motives in moving REN TV and the outspoken St. Petersburg Channel Five. But critics worry the partnering move with Russia Today may presage a loss of editorial freedom.
New York Times reporter Davide Rohde has recounted his seven months held captive by a Taliban group in Afghanistan, and argues that convincing Taliban militants to make peace with the US and Kabul will be a tall order.
Israel's Supreme Court ordered a segregated West Bank highway to be opened for Palestinian use. But rights groups say 10 more 'apartheid' roads should be opened too.
Iran missed a deadline to respond to a proposed deal. Tehran asked for more time, but some worry that it's backing away from what had been termed a possible breakthrough for easing concerns about its nuclear program.
Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader, accused of genocide, said he would not appear at The Hague to defend himself. He cited insufficient time to prepare.