The South and East China Seas aren’t Asia’s only territorial flashpoints. The UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague just delivered a much-anticipated ruling on a different subject: whether or
CAIRO -- "My mom was afraid for me to come to this meeting," says Mohamed, a student and frequent protester at Cairo's Al-Azhar University. "When all your friends are dead or in prison, you wonder: 'When
The Mormon church has issued its most comprehensive explanation yet about its past exclusion of black people from the priesthood. The statement disavowing previous teachings was posted on the Church of
Canada plans to make a claim to the north pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic, the country's foreign affairs minister has said. John Baird said the government had asked
A UK parliamentary committee has been told only 1% of files leaked by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden have so far been published. That is according to the Guardian newpaper’s editor who appearing
The UN's senior counter-terrorism official is to launch an investigation into the surveillance powers of American and British intelligence agencies following Edward Snowden's revelations that they are
Icelandic police have shot dead a man who was firing a shotgun in his apartment in the early hours of Monday. It is the first time someone has been killed in an armed police operation in Iceland, officials
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who was arrested in October for possession of cocaine, deserves forgiveness. According to Saint Peters Blog, Gingrich told the Naples News
The 73-year-old man arrested on suspicion of holding three women captive in a south London flat for 30 years is a one-time Communist party activist who was well known within far-left circles in London
• Nato's future uncertain • little appetite for military intervention What does the world's most powerful military alliance do once the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan
The Syrian army has taken control of Qara, a town near the Lebanese border. The area is strategically significant, as it was on one of the opposition's last remaining supply routes. The army launched offensive
Joseph Paul Franklin, the white supremacist who was convicted of eight murders, suspected in as many as 20 others and who shot Hustler publisher Larry Flynt in 1978, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the U.S. and its allies had agreed on the tenets of a deal on Iran's nuclear program, but the Iranians said they were unable to accept the proposal.
Washington state is the current epicentre of the genetically modified food controversy. Seattle, US - Some people with the most at stake in the debate over labeling genetically modified food won't be to