Strident criticism of the action taken by the police in Ferguson, Mo., has come from authoritarian nations where the police are often venerated and dissent is scarcely tolerated.
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The U.S.'s recent success in weakening Islamic State extremists is creating momentum for a broader campaign that could take American air power to the militant group's heartland northwest of Baghdad.
Since his return in May, Bergdahl has been the subject of an investigation regarding the circumstances of his disappearance from his post, leading to his capture by the Taliban in 2009.
Argentina's president has announced plans for a debt swap to try to avoid a US court ruling that pushed Argentina into a second default. An emotional Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposed legislation that would return control of its debt to the government.
A Honduran family thought they understood the risks as they tried to illegally migrate to America. But they never thought their daughter would be lost in the chaos of deportation.
At least two Tibetans died in police custody in southwestern China after a protest last week in which residents were shot and wounded, according to the exiled Tibetan government and other groups abroad.
Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.
Thousands of Pakistani protesters tried to blockade parliament on Wednesday after an anti-government cleric told them not to allow anyone in or out, with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inside at the time, but the lawmakers left by a back entrance.
A tense wait as deadline nears for vote audit to finish and new president to be named.
A knife fight late Tuesday among several auditors at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) still inspecting the results of the presidential elections held in mid-June could be the stab in the back for what has been a painful election process.
Security forces in Liberia's capital have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in Monrovia in order to contain the spread of Ebola.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany is emerging more and more as a pivotal leader on the Ukraine conflict as she dances delicately between opposing forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart will meet next week for the first time in two months, intensifying a diplomatic push that could force Kiev to choose between continuing its military campaign or making concessions to Moscow.
In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
Iraq is looking to a new leader in Haider al-Abadi as he prepares to replace Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, who has said he will give up power.
This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes.
A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of an American journalist by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the reporter disappeared in Syria.
The wife and child of Hamas's military commander were killed in an Israeli airstrike, the Islamist group said, after the collapse of a week-long cease-fire sparked a sharp escalation in attacks.
The quiet coordination between Washington and Tehran serves both governments' interests, but will remain limited.
Hillary Clinton’s recent remarks on President Obama’s foreign policy have been interpreted in different ways.
American politics today are a mess, and since the distraction and paralysis of the world’s hegemon has such obvious global significance, we decided to turn our focus inward, exploring the sources and contours of the American malaise.
In the United States, whose bombing of Cambodia paved the way for the Khmer Rouge, many refugees now face the prospect of deportation under a draconian U.S. immigration regime.
There is an assumption that "paramilitarizing" South China Sea disputes through the use of coast guards is low cost/low risk because Beijing will back down in a direct confrontation with even US "paramilitary" forces. Don't buy it.
A nation formed on both Islamic and secular principles needs a feminism that blends these two traditions.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 exposed dangerous flaws in how we manage airspace over conflict zones.
Constitutional changes reflect democracy’s transitive nature in Southeast Asia.
The role and sacrifice of Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians, and South Africans have long been celebrated in history books, novels, and award-winning films like “Gallipoli.” But the world hears very little about the 1.3 million Indian troops who fought and died in the conflict.
At the public kickoff of a discussion here about U.S. policy toward Russia and Ukraine, former defense secretary Robert Gates joked that his favorite definition of diplomacy was “petting a dog and saying ‘nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
American and European stock markets have been jumpy for weeks as they contemplate possible armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
A chorus of outrage against U.S. snooping falls silent when they learn that their government snooped on U.S. officials.
The European Union moves under a seemingly irresistible momentum to strengthen its institutions even as it fails to integrate in ways that a well-run single-currency area needs.
Having failed to find an acceptable national idea immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and its citizens are now trying to find it in Crimea.
People are getting killed because of their beliefs. Jews have a duty to speak up.
The Gaza truce negotiations that aim to end the current and third war since Hamas took over the enclave in 2007, differ from previous ones in terms of their nature, interests and the conflicting objectives of all the visible and invisible players involved.
Jihadist violence in northern Iraq has uprooted more than a million people, exacerbating a regional humanitarian crisis.
The elimination of the curse of colonial borders imposed on Iraq, not to mention other countries, is of utmost urgency.
Chile's opposition right-leaning Alianza coalition announced Tuesday its latest attempt to halt the proposed overhaul of the country’s education system by calling Education Minister Nicolas Eyzaguirre in front of Congress for a formal grilling.
Argentine Minister of Industry Debora Giorgi and Minister of Agriculture Carlos Casamiquela started negotiations in Moscow aimed at expanding Argentine exports to Russia, following President Putin’s decision to veto the imports from the EU and the United States.
The United Nations accepted the proposal of the Uruguayan government to extend its territorial seabed from 200 to 350 miles.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala signed on Tuesday a supreme decree approving the Map of External Border which establishes that the maritime boundary between Peru and Chile begins in the Concordia Point.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan in the wake of the country’s political situation, sources in the Foreign Office said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov agreed in Beijing on Tuesday to cement their bilateral strategic partnership featuring mutual benefits, common security and win-win cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected, during his upcoming visit to Mongolia, to work with Mongolian leaders to explore effective ways to expand and deepen bilateral economic and trade relations between two countries.
Dozens of Nigerian soldiers have refused to deploy for an offensive against Boko Haram Islamists until they receive better weapons, several of the mutineers told AFP on Wednesday.
There is nothing that would stop France from delivering two Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.
In response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, NATO leaders are examining the need to enhance the readiness of deployable military forces to reassure allies and deter threats to the alliance. If all members agree, this will be one of the major reforms to come out of the NATO summit in Wales, Sept. 4-5.
A Kurdish minister who suspended his participation in the government of outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has rejoined the administration, in an apparent sign of reconciliation in the politically fractured country.
Turkey's intel chief assured the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a secret meeting last week that the state will press ahead with the peace process to end 30 years of conflict, media reports said Aug. 20.
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