| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:36 AM
Violence erupted across Bangladesh on Monday as the nation marked the anniversary of controversial elections last year. Four people were killed and more than 400 were injured in politically motivated clashes.
Two activists from the main opposition...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's trip to China in October was notable not only for being his first state visit, but also for what his delegation brought back to Kabul: unspent money.
Officials in the presidential palace were caught off-guard when a...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Political leaders who won strong voter endorsement for their pledges of reform and closer ties with Western Europe began work Monday on forming a parliamentary coalition to deliver on those promises.
Russian officials grudgingly said they would accept...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 2:44 AM
Student organizers of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests said Wednesday that they will seek a direct dialogue with China's top leadership during an important international summit in Beijing next week.
Three to five representatives of the Hong Kong...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:10 PM
American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey.
The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans to replace the defense minister of his embattled country with the fourth person to hold the position this year, according to a statement posted on the presidential website on Sunday.
"The president stressed...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The U.S. Olympic Committee could kick itself over not having submitted a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
It might look like a slam dunk now.
After Norway nixed the Oslo bid Wednesday, the competition to become host of that Winter Games is down to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:57 PM
September 2013: The United States and Russia reach a deal to rid Syria of its arsenal of chemical weapons, promoting Jewish groups to suspend their efforts lobbying for U.S. strikes against Damascus.
Rabbi Philip Berg, founder of the Kabbalah Centre...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East.
In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For a few weeks he was public enemy No. 1 because he had used...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...