President Obama is expected to announce an agreement with the Philippines next Monday that would help facilitate a stronger American military presence there, but the deal could antagonize China.
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The Justice Department document provided the legal justification for the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who was said to have joined Al Qaeda and died in a drone strike in Yemen.
As he embarks Tuesday on a major trip through East Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama will be focused on reassuring anxious – albeit sometimes annoying – allies that Washington remains determined to deepen its commitment to the region.
Fresh violence has erupted in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Masked protesters burned effigies of the president after a rally called "Resurrection of Democracy."
After talks with the trade unions, Bolivia's President, Evo Morales agrees to raise the minimum wage of private and public sector workers by 20 percent.
Nine people, including policemen, were killed and dozens wounded in two separate bomb and gun attacks in Pakistan's volatile northwest on Tuesday, police said, a week after the Taliban refused to extend a ceasefire with the government.
As China pursues a graft investigation against the family of Zhou Yongkang, a former Communist Party official, the family is finding support from hometown neighbors.
Beijing is trying to balance environmental laws with a need for ongoing industrial activity.
A month after the lightning annexation of Crimea, residents find themselves in a state of confusion, with few institutions functioning normally, including banks, courts and foreign businesses.
Russian forces skillfully employed 21st-century tactics that combined cyberwarfare, an energetic information campaign and the use of highly trained special operation troops in its annexation of Crimea.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Ukraine's elections next month may be the most important in the country's history, as he urged government officials to eradicate corruption and adopt a series of critical constitutional reforms.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital with a bipartisan delegation of U.S. lawmakers to show support for struggling pro-Western leaders and to push a strategy that U.S. officials hope might ween the nation off Russian natural gas. Mr. Biden is the highest-ranking American official to visit Kiev since the crisis began.
A European ‘energy union’ plan proposed by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as an EU response to the crisis in Ukraine could be a Trojan horse for fossil fuels.
Iraq oil production was higher this year than since before Saddam Hussein took power. The problem: getting it out of the country.
President Hassan Rouhani's government confirmed rumors on Monday it had reshuffled the leadership of Iran's atomic agency to sideline nuclear experts opposed to talks on its atomic program with the West.
A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in neighboring Libya pleaded tearfully with his country’s president in an online video to negotiate with a militant group for his release.
Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.
The US State Department says there are indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used against opposition forces in Syria earlier in April.
The dictators are back. The political scientist saw it coming.
President Obama's trip to the region will reinforce the key elements of the Asia rebalance, which is about more than just military assets.
A majority of Floridians now favor thawing U.S. relations with Cuba. Will Washington follow?
A plan to shift 250 million rural Chinese to cities must be accompanied by environmental protection measures.
Exposed to market forces, China's currency may not follow the U.S. Treasury's designs.
To make a proactive contribution to peace, Japan will bear its share of responsibility for assuring the security that supports global prosperity and stability.
Without sweeping reform, traditional media in Cambodia is at risk of becoming irrelevant.
South Africa is facing a crisis of democratic accountability and the president is merely the tip of the iceberg.
Wealthy Russian expats seem to wield substantial influence over the British government's approach to the Ukraine crisis, which points to the outsized role that such super-rich play in British politics. But all that foreign money reveals deep structural weaknesses in the British economy.
Ukrainians lament our reactive posture.
Russia thinks it has found foolproof methods, but a lie is a lie and aggression is aggression. The evidence is everywhere.
The Geneva agreement might have offerred a slight relief, but it did not generate serious hopes for resolving the crisis in Ukraine.
It is ironic that British authorities supervising nonprofit organizations in the country have only just noticed the threats posed by these so-called charities which are used to espouse terrorism and engage in organized fraud.
Following Russia’s forcible takeover of Crimea, it is almost unimaginable that normal economic relations between Russia and the West could survive a Russian invasion or annexation of another part of Ukraine. And, if the worst-case scenario materializes, as appears increasingly likely, Russia would be the long-term economic loser.
Erdogan’s foreign policy has been characterized more by idealistic delusions than malicious conspiracies.
International law expert Reza Nasri explains Iran's distrust of international media, institutions, and NGOs.
The continued detention of Australian Peter Greste and his colleagues sends a message to all journalists working in Egypt: 'no one is safe.'
The U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the potential sale of 18 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp to Mexico, a deal valued at $680 million.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a tour of Latin America, met his Venezuelan counterpart Elias Jaua Monday to discuss boosting cooperation in a range of areas including energy.
A high level Brazilian government delegation is scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires on Tuesday to discuss the 'urgent' re-opening of the Argentine market for Brazilian auto exports.
Nearly 60 members of the Canadian Armed Forces are heading to Peru to take part in a multinational exercise with a focus on disaster relief, it was reported Monday.
The Central American Aeronautics and Space Administration (ACAE) on Monday officially announced that the first Central American satellite, built in Costa Rica, will be launched into space in 2016.
Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful test-fire of Short Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghazanavi) which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 180 miles.
Thailand's political impasse has been met with continued obstacles after talks called by the country's Election Commission (EC) to draw a roadmap towards elections ended with no breakthrough after the opposition withdrew at the last minute.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has invited Qatari investors to partner with the Jubilee Government in the exploration of oil and generation of natural gas.
The Uganda People’s Defense Forces have taken over the protection of a United Nations camp with more than 5,000 internally displaced persons in South Sudan.
Presidential elections in Mauritania are scheduled to take place in June according to a government decree despite differences between the opposition parties and the ruling party.
Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade is due to return home Wednesday after moving abroad following his election defeat, his party said, a move that comes as his son faces trial for corruption.
Sweden's government said on Tuesday it would boost defence spending significantly over the next decade if re-elected, in response to a growing threat from Russia.
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