This will be the biggest display of Russian military power in the western hemisphere since the cold war. The nuclear powered cruiser, “Peter the Great” an anti-submarine ship and two support vessels will take part in joint rescue operations and anti-
The UK and Germany believe that a new international system regulating the financial sector must be constructed to prevent a repeat of global banking crisis in the future.
Corporate India is in shock after a mob of sacked workers bludgeoned to death the chief executive who had dismissed them from a factory in a suburb of Delhi.
A Russian navy squadron set off for Venezuela Monday, an official said, in a deployment of Russian military power to the Western Hemisphere unprecedented since the Cold War. The Kremlin recently has moved to intensify contacts with
Pakistan's top leaders were to dine at the Marriott hotel that was devastated by a truck bombing over the weekend [wounding or killing over 300 people], but changed the venue at the last minute, a senior government official said.
Last year's crackdown on Burma's biggest protests in 19 years spurred them to try new tactics, from teaching human rights to stockpiling arms.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni won the Kadima Party's primary election, TV exit polls said, putting her in a good position to become Israel's first female leader in 34 years and sending a message that peace talks with the Palestinians will proc
ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases. The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to thos
The main militant group in Nigeria's southern oil region declared a state of war Sunday after two days of clashes with government forces, launching reprisal raids and raising the specter of more conflict in Africa's biggest oil producer.
Saudi Arabia's top judiciary official has issued a religious decree saying it is permissible to kill the owners of satellite TV networks that broadcast immoral content. The Sheik said that satellite channels cause the "deviance of thousands
Sixteen US troops from the a unit of the Airborne Division have committed suicide inside a military base in Iraq, security sources say.
Yuriko Koike, a former television news presenter, launched her campaign with a promise to rejuvenate the world's second-largest economy if she is selected to replace Yasuo Fukuda, who resigned last week after just a year in office.
“We regret the recent and unexpected spat between Russia and Georgia" President Medvedev says Russians still regard Georgians as brothers.
TORONTO — Canada's prime minister dissolved Parliament on Sunday and called an early election next month in hopes of strengthening his Conservative minority government's hold on power.
Shopping habits, mobile phone use, emails, locations during the day, journeys and internet searches... in one week, the average Briton has 3,254 pieces of personal information stored about him or her, most of which is kept in databases for years.
Let us see where we stand as of September 2008? While America is busy with the election fuss, tensions rise over nuclear hazardous countries as Iran, North Korea and Pakistan. The risk factors of a nuclear disaster grow in numbers every day over
Ah home movies of the Georgian invasion. They are having a good time shooting up the place. How do we know it is before the Russians came in and made them run like pussies? Because they are having a good time. Soon they weren't.
Nicaragua has become the first country outside Russia to recognise the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The Central American state’s President, Daniel Ortega, said he backs Russia in its efforts to end tension in the Caucasus.
A failed assassination attempt on Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in the capital Islamabad highlights insecurity in the nuclear-armed country just three days before a presidential election will name Pervez Musharraf's successor.
[An American experiment....] When Fang Zhaojuan began organizing her neighbors here to impeach village leaders whom she suspected of corruption, she had no idea that the challenge would lead her first to the hospital and then to jail.
Performing songs with angry lyrics that poke fun at or openly insult Fidel Castro and his brother Raul, who is Cuba's president, Porno para Ricardo was banned from official Cuban airwaves, but has continued to hold concerts behind closed doors.
Thai rail workers began a partial strike on Thursday, joining a protest by thousands of people barricaded inside the prime minister's official compound whose leaders vowed to stay until his government fell.
If Russia exited Georgia — as it should — and the Bush administration dropped its wish to expand NATO to Russia’s border — as it should — there would still be an issue to be dealt with: the secessionist ambitions of the majority in South Ossetia — th
Just another example of the United States outsourcing to a foreign nation, and our dollars following along.
Russia's parliament voted unanimously to recognize the independence of 2 Georgian breakaway regions its military invaded. Reuters
The president of Switzerland confirmed the government had destroyed a huge trove of computer files and other material documenting the business dealings of a family of Swiss engineers helping smuggle nuclear technology to Libya and Iran.
Is Kim Jong Il dead? Yes, North Korea’s "Dear Leader" is no more, having passed away in the fall of 2003, writes a Waseda University professor. A one-time journalist posted in Seoul, he is introduced as a leading authority on Korean
A U.S. navy warship delivered humanitarian aid on Sunday for victims of Georgia's brief war with Russia while Moscow ignored Western demands to pull its remaining troops from the Caucasus country's heartland.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's largest political party on Friday proposed the husband of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto to succeed the ousted Pervez Musharraf as president.
A navy coalition warship has been dispatched to track three vessels that were hijacked this week by armed pirates in an unprecedented series of attacks off the coast of Somalia, officials said.