Top candidates Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah stand nearly tied at 40 percent. But 90 percent of polling stations remain to be counted and a rising number of fraud complaints adjudicated.
The Swedish government protests that it's legally prevented from commenting on press reports as Israel complains about an unsourced article alleging organ theft from Palestinians.
As trade between Italy and Libya expands, Italy to honor Qaddafi with Air Force's aerobatics team. But some Italians compare this 'undeserved' honor to Scotland's release of Lockerbie bomber.
Israeli Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu begins a four-day trip to Europe on Monday. In London on Wednesday, he'll discuss how to fast-track the peace process with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell.
Iraq's Foreign Ministry saw 10 percent of its staff killed or injured. Foreign minister blames systemic security breaches for last week's assault.
The arrests show that militants still pose a threat throughout the country despite the death of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud.
A multinational effort appears to be bringing fires under control. But Greece's conservative government may suffer anyway over its handling of the crisis.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy seeks international front to reduce global banking bonuses ahead of next month's G-20 meeting.
Scotland's justice minister, and his party, are in the hot seat after releasing a man convicted of murdering 270. Victims' families demand more information.
A public interest lawyer and a Uighur academic were freed from detention Sunday, with no explanation.
Umberto Bossi has proposed replacing the current military march with “Va Pensiero,” an aria from Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece “Nabucco.”
Now marijuana, cocaine, LSD, and heroin will be tolerated for personal use. It's part of a bid to free up resources and jail space so that authorities can focus efforts on big-time traffickers.
Kartika Shukarno, who was caught drinking alcohol in public, would have been the first woman in Malaysia caned.
As the rainy season approaches, the root cause of last year's outbreak – a lack of clean water – is not being addressed by the government.
As tens of thousands gather in Seoul to mourn the death of the former president, his 'Sunshine policy' is breathing life into fresh North-South talks.
A council picked Hakimullah Mehsud to head the alliance, two days after another senior figure said he had taken over. The announcements may signal infighting, which in recent weeks has led to bloody clashes.
With President Hamid Karzai's rivals crying foul, the incumbent may win by solid margins but lose legitimacy – which could hamper counterinsurgency efforts.
Gov. Salah Abdel-Razzaq also says that Saudi Arabia may be connected to last week's truck bombs that killed more than 100 people. His comments highlight the level of mistrust between the Shiite-led government and Sunni political parties.