President Bashar al-Assad's government has reportedly agreed to a plan to end the Syrian uprising. Leaked details include the release of all political prisoners, a new constitution, and free elections.
The president is seeking a statement from the European Union, Russia, and the UN – that would set the path for a resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority no matter what happens Friday.
Taking Brega, a strategic oil port in eastern Libya, would be a key victory for the rebels, who lost the town to Qaddafi's troops months ago.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be part of Friday’s meeting in Istanbul, held by the so-called contact group of countries. Turkey says it will propose a 'road map' for ending the Libya crisis.
A surge of goodwill from Russia to Japan raises the possibility that a territorial dispute between the two countries left over from World War II could finally be resolved.
In this photo is Catherine's Palace just located about 12 miles from St. Petersburg, Russia. Since it's quite impressive in size it now houses reserve collections of precious metals, amber, and religious artifacts from the 17th through the 20th century.
UN General Assembly rarely castigates one of its own, even in the face of egregious acts. Ousting Libya from the Human Rights Council follows other UN actions to respond to the crisis.
Hillary Clinton says Muammar Qaddafi must leave office 'now, without further violence or delay.' Global pressure intensifies with talk of no-fly zone and court inquiry into alleged crimes.