According to the latest Forbes rich list, China now has more billionaires than any country outside the US. India's billionaires, however, are richer. Eight made the Top 100 and two, Mukesh Ambani and Lakshmi Mittal, rank in the Top 5.
A Saudi award to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his 'service to Islam' underscores Saudi backing for Turkey's bid to take a more activist role as a Middle East power broker.
Four out of 5 people worldwide say Internet access is a human right, according to a recent BBC poll. Even more than Americans, Chinese believe that to be true.
NIGERIA: Eighty-five percent of Nigerian Web users say Internet access is a fundamental right. They’re also the world’s most enthusiastic patrons of social networking sites – with 92 percent agreeing that they enjoy spending time on such sites as Facebook or MySpace – and are the most likely people to search the web for a romantic partner. Here, a Nigerian man repairs computer components out of scraps at a computer village in Lagos, Nigeria.
Several European nations boast smaller pay gaps than the United States, says a new study released on International Women's Day.
The Armenian Genocide Resolution passed by a House committee last week merely asks Obama to tell the truth. Given Turkey’s strategic importance, that will be hard to do.
People walk around a destroyed home in Okcular Village in Elazig province, Turkey, on Monday. A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey early in the morning. The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute of Turkey's Bogazici University reported that there have been 27 aftershocks and predicts more.
The Turkey earthquake of magnitude-6.0 killed 51 people Monday, on the heels of deadly quakes in Taiwan, Chile, and Haiti. But scientists say earthquakes aren't becoming more frequent.
Ahead of the March 7 Iraq election, Ahmed Chalabi, who helped convince former President Bush to invade and create a democracy at peace with Israel, is promoting a regional alliance that would include US adversary Iran.