Turkey reacted with fury this week after what it termed "humiliating" treatment of its ambassador to Israel by Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon. Mr. Ayalon issued a second apology to head off a Turkish threat to recall its ambassador.
Yemen forces killed an Al Qaeda cell leader in a firefight Tuesday night and pursued two dozen other militants in Shabwa Province. For the moment, the calculation of the Yemen government is to proactively challenge Al Qaeda – militarily and with aid.
The same earthquake fault that lies under Haiti also runs through the Dominican Republic. Geologists warn that the Haiti quake – at the Enriquilla-Plantain Garden Fault – may have added strain elsewhere and more quakes are possible.
The United Nation's is saying the head of the UN mission in Haiti is missing along with other key personnel after Tuesday's earthquake. There is mounting concern about the loss of some of the most experienced aid workers in Haiti at a time when they're needed most.
Hip Hop artist Wyclef Jean is urging people to donate $5 to his Haitian charity, Yéle Haiti, by texting "YELE" to 501501. (The donation will be automatically charged to your cellphone bill.) His is one of many Haiti earthquake relief efforts underway.
Haiti was in the top 10 countries receiving US aid in 1998, but by 2008 conflict-ridden countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan topped it.
The Haiti earthquake has killed at least 10 Brazilian soldiers, according to Brazil's military. Brazil took charge of the peacekeeping force in Haiti in 2004.
Haiti earthquake relief workers say they are hampered by quake's devastation. All three of Medecins sans Frontieres' (MSF) centers in Haiti were crushed. Workers couldn't drive around because Haitians were sleeping on the roads. But the international airport is now open for aid flights.
Zilda Arns, a legendary Brazilian aid worker who transformed the lives of tens of thousands of her countrymen, was among those killed by the Haiti earthquake, as she sought to extend her church-based program to the troubled island nation.
Haitians and those living in Haiti took to Twitter to get word of their situation out to the world, even as those with family in Haiti still could not reach loved ones via cellphone. A sampling of tweets and other social media.
Since launching in 2006, Google’s China search engine has struggled to attract users. Homegrown competitor Baidu enjoys twice the US firm's market share.
After Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon was seen as deliberately snubbing the Turkish ambassador earlier this week, Turkey is demanding a full apology by Wednesday night and threatening to pull its ambassador out of Israel.
An attempt to break into Chinese activists’ Google Gmail accounts echoes last year’s massive Ghostnet attack, which spied on 1,000 computers worldwide. Both attacks originated in China and, some experts suspect, were linked to the government.
The International Red Cross estimates as many as three million people may have been left homeless by Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. With daylight, a clearer assessment of the scale the challenge ahead.
Security forces said they killed Yemen Al Qaeda chief Abdullah Mehdar in a gunfight late Tuesday.
Google challenged China censorship rules Tuesday – saying it would stop filtering its search engine results or leave the country – after it uncovered a vicious cyberattack on human rights activists.
Relief agencies have put out calls for donations, and are preparing teams to go to Haiti in the wake of Tuesday's quake. A hospital, the National Palace, and other buildings in Haiti's capital were damaged in the biggest earthquake to hit the island in 200 years.