Ethiopian Jewish women pray during a ceremony for the traditional 'Sigd' holiday in Jerusalem. The festival, unique to the Ethiopian Jewish community, symbolizes the community's reacceptance of the Torah, led by Ezra the Scribe before the construction of the second Jewish temple.
President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta on Nov. 10. President Obama was given an enthusiastic welcome at one of Indonesia's largest universities, where he charmed the audience with local lingo and a message of reform.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was behind the failed Christmas Day bomb attempt last year. US authorities believe the terrorist group is focusing on small-scale attacks against the West.
President Obama has booked a stay at the Taj Mahal Palace during his trip to India early next month. The Mumbai hotel was attacked as part of a terrorist operation in the city in November 2008.
The announcement Thursday that President Obama would visit Pakistan next year has sapped enthusiasm in India for his visit in early November. The timing of was insensitive to India, critics say.
The Commonwealth Games revealed lax security, poor sanitation, and shoddy building in the capital of India.
Flow of US aid and presence of its troops serve Pakistan's long-range aim of thwarting its archenemy, India.
India's private sector is strong, but the public sector's mismanagement of the Commonwealth Games may have tarnished the image of India as an investment opportunity, say economic analysts.
Mumbai and other Indian cities enact labor restrictions to stem an influx of poor migrant workers.
France warned its citizens traveling to Britain to be especially vigilant, saying a terrorist attack on public transport or tourist sites is 'highly likely.'