China’s announcement of a new air defense zone has turned Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Asia this week into a damage-control mission, underscoring how quickly the United States can get sucked into territorial disputes as it struggles for a clear policy response to an increasingly assertive China.
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Rafael Caro Quintero, a fugitive drug lord whom U.S. authorities hold responsible for the 1985 kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena, has appealed in a personal letter to Mexico’s president for help getting U.S. drug agents off his back because they are causing an “infernal nightmare” for his loved ones.
Mexican officials say two thieves probably did not know they had stolen deadly radioactive material.
The Afghan president condemns a Nov. attack that he says left 7 civilians dead, including women and children. He rarely levels such criticism at the Taliban.
As Beijing bids to lay a wireless network in South Korea -- a country that stations thousands of U.S. troops—two senators have voiced concerns that the the system could be used to spy.
India has refused to back down in its opposition to a proposed global trade deal, possibly dealing a death blow to World Trade Organization talks that have meandered on for 12 years without a conclusion.
U.S. reporters say China’s efforts to intimidate journalists have increased under President Xi Jinping.
Two of the most despotic leaders in the world sit atop the governments of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, according to rights groups. But in sharp contrast to the way they regard their respective peoples, Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and Uzbekistan’s Islam Karimov seem to treat each other with courtesy and respect when they get together.
Heavy arms fire is heard in the capital of the Central African Republic hours before the UN votes on sending French peacekeepers to restore law and order.
Exploiting the strength of its economy and infrastructure, Kenya seeks hegemony over a community that is a step away from becoming the East African Federation.
Three ex-presidents of Ukraine give their support to mass anti-government protesters angered by the failure to sign a major deal with the EU.
The intensifying hostility between Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Gulen movement, an influential religious organization once seen as a key Erdogan ally, shows how the Turkish premier's power is unraveling.
The Kyivan Patriarchate, part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, strongly favors European integration and is offering support, even refuge, to protesters.
The conservative Greek government has mounted a politically risky effort to curb Golden Dawn, a party steeped in street violence and neo-Nazi rhetoric, by asking courts to declare it a criminal organization.
One night during Ramadan this summer, Hamad al-Matar, a former Kuwaiti member of parliament (MP), invited guests over to donate "to prepare 12,000 Jihadists for the sake of Allah," a poster invitation advised.
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is touring the region, trying to undo years of tensions with Arab neighbors, which harbor deep suspicions of Tehran.
Assailants launched a two-pronged attack on the Defense Ministry in the capital Thursday, detonating a car bomb at one entrance as attackers on foot opened fire at another.
There are many suspects in the Lebanese Shiite commander’s killing, which risks stirring sectarian strife.
The garbage trucks of Gaza city are at a standstill due to an ongoing fuel shortage affecting all aspects of daily life, including garbage collection, sewage and waste disposal and other vital services. But the local donkeys are here to help.
According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted.
Is drone technology the problem, or is the policy of targeted killings the real issue? Although activists come down on both sides of the debate, it is impossible to separate one from the other.
A freshly aggressive tone from Beijing greets Joe Biden on his week-long trip to Asia.
Negotiations with Iran are a chance for diplomats, rather than the military, to be first responders for the US.
As we come to the end of the year, we, the women of Latin America and the Caribbean can be satisfied and hopeful, thanks to the commitments made by our countries in the area of gender equality.
South Korea's conservative government is rolling back free speech protections and going after progressive activists and political parties.
China has grown more willing to assert historical claims to its sphere of influence, but it would be a mistake to regard this as “aggression” that requires an American response.
A string of violent incidents reveals some festering problems in India’s military.
The bloc continues to be hamstrung by a lack of leadership. Could Indonesia step up?
Peace will not come from a court case in a distant land. It must come from within.
In the Netherlands, the Black Pete debate underscores how deep lies the fear of losing identity.
More than 20 years after the end of the Cold War, one might have thought that Russia no longer viewed the West as its primary military target. Alas, this is not the case.
It has been three years since the outbreak of the euro crisis, and only an inveterate optimist would say that the worst is definitely over. It is not, and it won't be unless and until the eurozone's structure is fundamentally reformed.
The six-month deal with Iran gives the regime in Tehran exactly what it wants, thanks to nuclear blackmail, and reflects a blurred distinction between allies and foes in the region. Moreover, now the US has little moral authority to pressure Israel on an agreement with the Palestinians.
We often hear that the fighting in Tripoli is a consequence of the city’s neglect by the state.
Tehran is weighing the relative benefits of deal-making and economic reform, and is experimenting with both.
The two countries had planned to create a joint airport. Instead, Israel could be creating serious safety problems.
Making India his first stop in Asia after assuming charge, Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy arrived in New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid during which they discussed ways to expand their cooperation on regional and international issues.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop agreed to the six-point road map laid out by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Nov. 26 as a precondition toward normalizing the relationship between the two nations.
Indonesia and Australia announced Thursday that they would set up a hotline as part of efforts to repair relations following media reports last month that Canberra had spied on top Indonesian officials.
India is working to set up an energy efficient power transmission line (HVDC) with Nepal and Bhutan as part of its energy security plans, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said Thursday.
China has approved a long-awaited joint venture between its carmaker Dongfeng and France's Renault, worth nearly a billion dollars.
The European Commission is proposing to pay EU countries $8,000 for each U.N.-registered refugee they agree to resettle.
NATO Foreign Ministers together with their Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, have agreed to launch a joint trust fund project to dispose of obsolete and dangerous ammunition in the Kaliningrad region and discussed pressing international security issues, according to a press release issued Wednesday.
UAE President Sheikh Khalifa has accepted an invitation to visit Tehran from the Iranian foreign minister, who is in the UAE as part of a tour of GCC countries.
The U.S. government has prevented an American company from exporting camera systems and laser pointers to a Turkish company, Vestel, which wants to acquire the technology for its newly developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the Karayel.