Thailand viewed Cambodia’s wining-and-dining this week of exiled former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra as anything but a neighborly gesture. Obama arrives in Singapore Saturday to meet with Southeast Asian leaders.
The United Arab Emirates' Dubai is known for indoor ski slopes and seven-star hotels. But its tin-roofed Afghan consulate shows the boom city's other side.
In the past week, Thai authorities have arrested three people on charges of disseminating false data. The arrests have sparked complaints of a witch hunt.
After attacks in Afghanistan that killed five UN workers last week, the international body announced it is pulling out 600 of its foreign workers while it builds a fortified complex.
Two Yemen-based militants dressed as women, one of whom was a former Guantánamo prisoner, were intercepted at a Saudi checkpoint last week.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai used the Muslim holiday signaling the end of Ramadan to reach out to the Taliban, while Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamanei denounced Israel.
This photo shows the 'The Executive Towers' group of skyscrapers under simultaneous construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on March 29, 2007. The Emirate's government's decision to move from an oil-based economy to focus on tourism industry triggered a real-estate development boom that has been going since 2004.
Vanishing? An iceberg that broke from the Jacobshavn glacier floated in the water off Greenland. The berg illustrates how fast the glacial ice is melting in the Arctic and the potential for rising sea levels.