Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare says he will end his hunger strike if the government agrees to his demands.
Chile has seen its first two-day national strike since the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.
Around 40 foreigners — most of them journalists — are now trapped inside the Rixos hotel in Tripoli. They are being guarded by pro-Gaddafi gunmen and are unable to leave the hotel to cover the latest events.
Times are challenging for the world’s leading economies but as they try to get their financial houses in order they are having to do so while fighting father time. This report by the U.S. government-funded Voice of America examines the issue in-depth.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is visiting Russia for the first time in nearly a decade. His tour of the country’s Far East began with crowds of cheering people greeting him at Bureya railway station in Amur province.
Fighters race along the road from Zawiya to Tripoli as Libyan forces collapse.
Construction of the Berlin Wall began 50 years ago. Aside from Checkpoint Charlie, only a series of concrete slabs and stones around Germany’s capital lay testament to the barrier which developed into a deadly border system.
Many Somalis, starving and searching for safety, are risking their lives, crossing into Kenya and taking up residence in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. This video by no comment TV shows images from inside the camp.
China has launched its first aircraft carrier on a maiden voyage, in a move that may prompt anxiety among its neighbors about its naval ambitions.
Hundreds of people took part in a demonstration in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, in solidarity with neighboring Syrian people as Syrian security forces heightened their crackdown on peaceful protesters and civilians.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has withdrawn his country’s ambassador for Damascus.
Two days of angry clashes in parts of north London have seen 26 police officers injured and over 160 arrests. Small pockets of unrest remain active, according to Scotland Yard.
Three years after war broke out between Georgia and Russia on August 8, 2008, both countries still glare angrily at each other.
UK officials reveal the country’s biggest ever drugs haul on Wednesday. A pleasure boat was hiding 1.2 tons of cocaine with a value of more than 493 million U.S. dollars.
Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, has appeared in a Cairo court to face trial on charges of conspiring to kill anti-government protesters and corruption.
Libyan state television has broadcast a defiant message from Colonel Gadhafi’s son, at a time when the conflict shows signs of getting mired in stalemate.
Police in Mexico have nabbed the boss of a drug cartel’s armed wing in Ciudad Juarez. Nicknamed ‘El Diego’, the head hit-man is linked to many deaths in Mexico’s ongoing bloody drug war.