US forces are poised to move into the southern Afghanistan town of Marjah, and have warned civilians to leave the area. But only a few hundred Afghan families have responded.
In Afghanistan, the winter lull in fighting allows some US units to try to persuade fighters to leave the Taliban.
Lindsey Vonn, the most anticipated US presence at the 2010 Games, arrived in Vancouver last night with news that her shin was still recovering from an injury.
Mild-mannered Canada? Think again. The host of the Vancouver Olympics has been on a five-year national drive to win the most medals.
In Whistler, one of the two Vancouver Olympics sites, bears are testing out the luge track. And did I just hear that the Brazilian cross-country women won the 4x5 km relay?
The weak transitional government of Somalia claimed Tuesday that its forces killed Amar Ibrahim, a leader of Al Qaeda in Somalia and the Islamist group Al Shabab.
Iran has stepped up arrests and told Iranian journalists that they'll be dealt with as 'spies' if they work for foreign news outlets, in an apparent attempt to tighten information flows ahead of Green Movement protests scheduled for Thursday.
Sri Lanka police fired tear gas Wednesday at protesters demanding the release of defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka. The factionalized opposition faces dim prospects in just-announced April elections.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister and a senior intelligence official confirmed Wednesday that Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, though some Taliban officials continue to issue denials.
Despite a dispute over fraud allegations in the wake of Sunday's presidential vote in Ukraine, pro-Russian candidate Viktor Yanukovich is set to become the next president in what will be a dramatic shift back to pro-Kremlin policies.
Stocks rallied in the US and in Europe on Tuesday on expectations of an emergency European Union bailout for Greece. But Greece, with a ballooning national debt, is not out of the woods yet.
Strongarm tactics used during the seven-month political crisis in Honduras set a bad example for the region's other fragile democracies and could lead to a power grab in Nicaragua, critics say.
France President Nicolas Sarkozy had sought to use a national identity debate to heal social rifts and propel himself to victory in the polls. But three months on, the debate has been dropped and Sarkozy's standing harmed.
One samba school's choice of Julia Lira – a third-grader who likes watching soap operas and singing along to Beyoncé – to be its lead dancer at carnival is drawing fire from some child rights advocates.
With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games hurtling toward opening ceremonies, workers are battling warm temps with shipped-in snow while bus drivers from all over the US and Canada grip highlighted maps in their bid to find unfamiliar destinations.
Former Olympic athletes – from Kerri Strug to Eric Heiden – must find a way to replace the thrill and satisfaction of top competition.
With the prospect for direct peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians bleak, US peace negotiator George Mitchell is pushing for "proximity" talks that would see him or an aide shuttling between the two sides.
The Supreme Court of India last month ordered Delhi to provide shelter for all the of the city's estimated 150,000 homeless. So far the city has opened only 37 shelters .