Kiev estimates that 18,000 pro-Russian forces have fanned out over Crimea, blocking Ukrainian TV broadcasts.
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The United States is sending a dozen F-16 fighter jets to Poland as a part of a training exercise, amid continuing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the Polish defence ministry said on Sunday.
Venezuela's foreign minister says 90 percent of his government's $1 billion debt to Panama is fraudulent and criminal charges are likely to result.
In the runoff, conservative candidate Norman Quijano trails leftist Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren by less than 0.2 percentage points.
Mexican navy forces kill Nazario Moreno, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, officials say.
The death of Vice President Muhammad Qasim Fahim, who played a crucial role in ousting the Taliban, created a rift in the political power structure less than a month before Afghans were to elect a new leader.
Beijing's plans are a product of the central government's struggle to balance diverse interests among China's regions.
Around 4.3 million of Nepal’s 27 million population lack citizenship documents, rendering them stateless, says a report by the Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD), which works to promote and protect the interests of Nepali women.
A senior U.S. official said there were no indications of an act of terrorism, although nothing has been ruled out in the three-day search for 227 passengers.
China's central bank weakened the daily reference rate for its currency by the largest percentage in more than a year and half, as it continues to fight capital inflows and as sluggish economic data sends jitters through the market.
With no one else on the ballot, state media reported Monday that supreme leader Kim Jong-un was not only elected to the highest legislative body in North Korea, he won with the unanimous approval of his district, which had 100 percent turnout.
In recent years, government commissions, parliamentary inquiries and civil society groups have all pointed to serious shortfalls in the disbursement of oil revenues.
Shyline Chipfika, 26, is one of thousands of Zimbabwean women in urban centres who have struck gold by growing potatoes. And a lot of their success has to do with an import ban.
A top conservation official from Namibia says that holding auctions to allow big-game hunters a chance to kill endangered animals is a sound way to raise money in his southern African nation.
Older residents side with Russia, while those brought up in post-Soviet times favor remaining with Ukraine.
Western officials are scrambling to loosen Russia's energy stranglehold on Ukraine, the latest sign of growing pressure on Moscow to end the crisis.
Syrian insurgents released 13 nuns and three attendants who disappeared three months ago from their monastery in the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, Lebanese and Syrian officials said early Monday.
Hezbollah’s support for the Syrian government has spurred a wave of retaliatory bombings in Lebanon.
Al Qaeda has used a slickly produced video with audio from Malcolm X to announce the upcoming launch of a new English-language on-line terror magazine called “Resurgence.”
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
Hagel bills this year's proposed U.S. defense budget as a novelty. The New York Times portrays it as an antiquity. Senator Lindsey Graham paints it as a travesty. In truth, it is none of those things.
Since the Ukraine crisis began, Obama administration officials have talked about pushing Russia toward the “offramp” and de-escalation.
Robert Levinson has been held in Iran for seven years. It's time the U.S. fulfills its duty to him and brings him home to his family.
The violent crackdown on student political protesters in Venezuela might have served as a warning to voters in El Salvador ahead of Sunday's runoff presidential election there. But current Vice President Salvador Sánchez Cerén -- a disciple of Hugo Chávez and a former FMLN guerrilla leader -- was the opinion-poll front-runner going into the vote.
As Venezuela spirals into chaos, fearful Venezuelans are seeking help to come to the United States or, if they are already here, looking for ways to avoid returning home. Nowhere in the Venezuelan diaspora is this panic being felt more than in South Florida, home to the highest percentage of Venezuelans in the United States.
The world's second and third largest economies are important partners, both regionally and globally. So why don’t our leaders meet and talk?
The An Jung-geun memorial spat shows the problem of employing colonial monikers in a democratic age.
A Chinese scholar explains why Beijing may not want to sit this crisis out.
Community finances are held in the grip of the states, which are controlled by the federal government.
Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S., has a proposal for action if the Kerry initiative should fail that both Israel’s leaders and American Jews should take seriously.
NATO now has reason to station nuclear forces in front-line member states.
In invoking Ukraine’s history of anti-Semitism, Vladimir Putin is making an appeal to Jews -- and a high-stakes bet.
In Moscow, I have lived through two ideologies, two Olympics, two revolutions and several economic crises. I have wept through terrorist attacks. I have lost all my savings a couple of times.
Russia's invasion and occupation of Ukraine is a blatant attack on the principles of state sovereignty, inviolability of negotiated borders, and adherence to multilateral agreements that underpin today’s rule-based international system. Countering Russia’s aggression is thus the responsibility of all who would uphold that system.
When the Crimean parliament voted unanimously in favor of joining Russia last week, the peninsula's Russian population rejoiced. Its Crimean Tatar population, which is five times smaller, lurched.
Just as the snow atop Mount Hermon is absent due to natural factors and global warming, there are many factors that have transformed the dark political positions in Lebanon to bright whites at a time of regional upheaval.
It is ingrained in the Lebanese psyche that everything that happens in the country must be the result of some foreign desire or will. The formation of the government is no exception to this rule.
Security officials from Mexico, the United States and Guatemala agreed to create the Trinational Security Desk to fight people trafficking, arms smuggling, drug trafficking and other crimes in a coordinated manner at their borders, the Mexican National Security Commission said.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to make an official visit to Ecuador this week and will then attend Michelle Bachelet’s presidential inauguration in Chile, the Office of the President and the Foreign Relations Secretariat said.
Latin American foreign ministers and most probably presidents, will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 21 dead and hundreds injured and arrested following weeks of protests and clashes, according to the Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.
Colombians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new Congress, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with the FARC guerrillas and an anticipation for May's presidential election.
Nine members of the security forces and two communist insurgents were killed in a string of guerrilla attacks targeting Philippine police and military on Monday, officials said.
China said Monday that coast guard ships had driven away two Philippine vessels which had tried to approach a shoal in the South China Sea in the latest flare-up of a long-running territorial dispute.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday called a general election for Sept. 20, when his center-right government will seek a third term in office on a platform of strong economic management.
China has curtailed the power of the ruling Communist Party's Political and Legal Committee, a secretive body overseeing the security services, to interfere in most legal cases, scholars with knowledge of the situation said - a significant reform at a time of public discontent over miscarriages of justice.
South Africa is reportedly planning to sever all diplomatic ties with Rwanda within 72 hours, as relations between the two countries get worse following the expulsion of three Rwandan diplomats from the country.
South Africa has expelled a diplomat from Burundi's embassy in connection with a raid on an exiled Rwandan general's Johannesburg home and Burundi is considering a response, a Burundian official said Monday.
Five East African countries have expressed willingness to send peacekeeping troops to protect South Sudan’s oil field and other key installations, a mediator from the regional bloc (IGAD) said last week.
In a first for the Gulf Cooperation Council states, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will be visiting the Sultanate of Oman on Wednesday, according to Iranian Students News Agency, Isna.
A new elections law, signed by interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour on Saturday, steels all decisions issued by Egypt's election commission against possible appeal – which had been a major source of criticism in the 2012 law.
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