World

  • Syria rocked by car bombs, at least 27 killed

    3/17/12 10:02 AM Comment

    Twin car bombs struck intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital on Saturday, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly 100, according to state media.

  • Jason Russell, Kony 2012 founder detained, hospitalized

    3/17/12 9:38 AM Comment

    A co-founder of the group behind a viral video about a brutal African warlord was detained by police and hospitalized after witnesses saw him running through streets in his underwear, screaming and banging his fists on the pavement.

  • Former Gadhafi intelligence chief reportedly arrested

    3/17/12 8:54 AM Comment

    Mauritania said Saturday it arrested former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senoussi, who was one of the most prominent figures from the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi and is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

  • President Obama says China can't 'skirt' trade rules

    3/13/12 1:51 PM Comment

    President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."

  • World's tallest man reaches peak thanks to UVa treatment

    3/13/12 9:54 AM Comment

    Thanks to treatment by researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center, the world's tallest man may have reached his peak.

  • 'Emo' children in Iraq being targeted, killed

    3/12/12 1:17 PM Comment

    Young people who identify themselves as so-called Emos are being brutally killed at an alarming rate in Iraq, where militias have distributed hit lists of victims and security forces say they are unable to stop crimes against the subculture that is widely perceived in Iraq as being gay.

  • Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman still at large following near miss

    3/12/12 9:27 AM Comment

    Much like the late Osama bin Laden, the man the U.S. calls the world's most powerful drug lord apparently has been hiding in plain sight. Mexican federal police nearly nabbed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in a coastal mansion in Los Cabos three weeks ago.

  • Putin regains Russian presidency

    3/5/12 12:38 PM Comment

    There were "serious problems" in the vote that returned Vladimir Putin to the Russian presidency, the head of the major international election observer mission said Monday.

  • Red Cross sent to Syrian city of Homs

    3/2/12 7:00 AM Comment

    The Red Cross dispatched an aid convoy to an embattled neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs Friday, and the U.N. said it was alarmed by reports of execution-style killings after the Syrian army seized the area from rebel forces.

  • U.N. Security Council condemns Syria

    3/1/12 1:47 PM Comment

    In its first statement on Syria in seven months, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday deplored the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation there and called on the government to grant U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos "immediate and unhindered access."

     

  • Egyptian arrested in terror network case

    2/29/12 12:01 PM Comment

    An Egyptian with the same name as a long-sought senior al-Qaida leader was arrested Wednesday in Cairo, but he denied any link to the terrorist network and said it was a case of mistaken identity. Two U.S. officials agreed.

  • North Korea to suspend nuclear testing

    2/29/12 11:43 AM Comment

    North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States.

  • James Murdoch stepping down

    2/29/12 10:30 AM Comment

    James Murdoch, the executive at the epicenter of the phone hacking scandal at his father's British newspapers, is stepping down as executive chairman of News Corp.'s U.K. newspaper arm, the company announced Wednesday.

     

  • Debris from Japan earthquake making its way to U.S.

    2/28/12 9:43 AM Comment

    Three to four million tons of debris, including lumber, boats and refrigerators, from the magnitude-9 earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan last March may be headed toward the Pacific coast, scientists say.

  • Israel says strike against Iran will happen without U.S. warning

    2/28/12 6:47 AM Comment

    Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, according to one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions.

  • Local volunteers work to rebuild Haiti

    2/26/12 9:56 AM Comment

    Two years after the devastation in Haiti--a nation that was already in desperate times--the Caribbean country is slowly but surely piecing itself back together.

     

  • U.S. Commander says no 'revenge' for U.S. troop deaths in Afghanistan

    2/24/12 8:35 AM Comment

    The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has told his troops that "now is not the time for revenge" for the deaths of two U.S. soldiers killed in riots over the burning of Qurans at an American base.

  • Syrian forces continue shelling

    2/23/12 11:22 AM Comment

    Warnings from Syrian activists of a humanitarian catastrophe in Homs grew more desperate Thursday as government forces resumed shelling an opposition stronghold in the restive central city, where hundreds have died in a weeks-long siege.

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