A ferry accident in South Korea and the search for a missing Malaysian plane threaten to complicate President Obama’s delicate diplomatic mission.
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The Pentagon said U.S. troops would be sent for exercises in Eastern Europe to reassure allies on Russia's border, after Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of killing two people and shooting at a military plane.
The U.S. military has been criticized for being slow to acknowledge and respond to the disorder -- and to the complaints of military personnel and their families who said returning troops were suffering long-term psychological damage from their battlefield experiences.
Brazil, Peru and Chile would be particularly affected by China's slowing growth.
Brazil's National Truth Commission says the death of ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was an accident, despite claims he was murdered.
A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a new leader and foreign troops prepare to go home.
The agreement comes at a time of growing concern about territorial disputes among China and some of its neighbors.
As foreign forces withdraw slowly from Afghanistan, they leave behind a vulnerable band of people who were their ears and guides on the ground. These people who served as interpreters, face a life of threats and uncertainties. Many have been killed.
The venerated African National Congress is expected to win in the coming election, though unemployment and abuses of power are among the issues stirring opposition forces.
The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa, a splinter group of Al-Qaeda's regional branch, told AFP Gilberto Rodrigues Leal "is dead, because France is our enemy".
Rebels gun down residents cowering in church and mosque, U.N. says. “Abomination,” says White House.
Nigerians are beginning to adjust to the sad reality that they live in a country where suicide bombers and terrorists could be lurking around the next corner thanks to a ready supply of advanced weapons smuggled through the country’s porous borders.
The government acts after a local politician supporting Ukrainian unity is kidnapped and killed.
It’s not nostalgia but a reanimation of the old methods, such as a reported ban on travel for police.
In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported.
With Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations still deadlocked a week before their current round expires, negotiating teams met Tuesday with U.S. envoy Martin Indyk in Jerusalem to discuss extending the troubled talks.
For both the government and opposition, the central Syrian crossroads city, practically reduced to rubble during the civil war, will play a crucial role in stitching the country back together.
A Jewish lawyer in Morocco is challenging the country's political establishment by asking to join an Islamist party, it is reported.
A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media reports, Jihadist web forums, and U.S. officials.
The president's predicament is just the latest example of how climate change monomania has become a problem for environmentalists -- and the country.
Finalizing a larger trade deal will take too long. This one could be done in months.
The problem that the Obama Administration had, in trying to persuade a court to let it keep secret a memo explaining why it was legal to assassinate Americans abroad, was how proud it was of its work.
With less of a focus on surveillance, NETmundial this week has better prospects for generating a broad consensus on the future of Internet governance.
Climate change is already wreaking havoc on the Caribbean's vital fishing, tourism, and agriculture industries.
How can you tell if your clothes were manufactured in reputable factories? You can't. But two groups are trying to make a difference.
Both countries face some delicate tasks during the US president’s stopover.
South Africa is facing a crisis of democratic accountability and the president is merely the tip of the iceberg.
The solution to the crisis in Ukraine lies in part in Syria. It is time for US President Barack Obama to demonstrate that he can order the offensive use of force in circumstances other than secret drone attacks or covert operations.
A quick defeat of the weak Ukrainian Army is guaranteed, but Russia's rapid-deployment force is not strong enough to occupy several Ukrainian regions.
This week, the Israeli Transportation Ministry announced that it would establish designated bus routes for Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, allowing Jewish Israelis to travel on buses without Palestinians.
Is Iran is ready for accommodation?
The revolution that started in Tahrir Square in Cairo has moved to the Maidan in Kiev. The first big test for Ukrainians will come with their presidential elections next month.
When crises proliferate and compete in one geographic location, it is only natural that some will gain priority over others. This explains the current puzzling absence of the international and regional powers from the snowballing Libyan crisis, which is deteriorating day by day.
The Palestinian Authority could either dissolve itself and shoot for a one-state solution, or immediately call new elections and get rid of the corrupt old guard.
The government of Iraq last week announced that it had padlocked the infamous prison at Abu Ghraib. The gates are closed. The inmates moved. Whether the closure is permanent or temporary -- Iraqi officials suggest the latter -- this ought to qualify as a notable milestone. What does it signify?
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