Divers searching for bodies after ferry with about 200 passengers aboard sinks after collision on the Meghna River.
As India explores trade opportunities with Iran we ask if it is hampering efforts to stop Tehran's nuclear programme.
People warned to stay indoors as hospitals become crowded with patients complaining of respiratory and eye problems.
Previously we discussed the new French law making it a crime for citizens to deny or minimize the genocide of Armenians by Turks in the early 20th century.
While Joseph Kony and his army disappeared six years ago, Ugandans are being killed and evicted in their thousands by western entities right now – but nobody is making ‘viral’ films about the crisis and celebrities like Angelina Jolie are tweeting th
Monsanto's reckless disregard for public health and the agricultural stability of the planet may be even more significant than previously thought.
In the wake of the NGO funding scandal the Egyptian parliament is to consider cutting more than $1 billion in US aid along with putting the military-appointed interim government to a vote of confidence.
An army doctor has been acquitted of carrying out forced "virginity tests" on female protesters in Egypt last year, dealing a blow to activists and the women at the centre of the case. Ahmed Adel was found not guilty of public indecency by a milit
At least 15 people have been killed after a bomb exploded at a funeral in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, local police officials say.
The Syrian president has told Kofi Annan, the UN and Arab League envoy, that no political solution is possible in Syria while "terrorist" groups are destabilising the country.
Thousands of Moscow residents rallied Saturday against Vladimir Putin. But crowds were smaller, and protest leaders say they need fresh ideas to counter disillusionment and divisions.
Tatiana Pineros is a man by birth and a woman by choice.
LIMA, Peru — A fire at Peru’s main state educational materials warehouse destroyed a half million textbooks, 61,000 laptop computers and 6,000 solar panels that had been destined for schools in poor rural communities. Education Minister Patricia Sal
Arab League countries pressed Russia on Saturday to back their efforts to end violence in Syria at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday attended by Russia's Sergei Lavrov.
A year into the uprising in Syria, senior U.S. intelligence officials described the nation’s president, Bashar al-Assad, on Friday as firmly in control and increasingly willing to unleash one of the region’s most potent militaries on badly overmatche
Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani on Friday named a successor to Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha as the head of Pakistan’s powerful spy agency, ending speculation that Pasha’s term would be extended for the third year in a row. Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam,
For all the outlandish supercars and concepts on the show floor, there were many quiet, thoughtful ideas for making good, efficient cars. Easing our reliance on fossil fuels is an incredibly tough nut to crack.
An Indonesian millionaire who was once known as one of the world's up-and-coming collectors and dealers of rare wines was arrested on Thursday and accused of trying to bamboozle other wealthy buyers.
Arab countries are sending mercenaries to Syria to thwart any chance of a negotiated settlement to end President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown on a year-long uprising against his rule, Iran's ambassador to France said on Thursday.
Opposition members say ex-UN chief's emphasis on political settlement encourages Assad to "crush the revolution".
Nigerian president blames deaths on radical Islamist group, after failed British-Nigerian rescue attempt.
Four more high-ranking officers have defected from the Syrian armed forces and joined the year-old uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, two rebel groups said
Undercover NATO troops are already in Syria despite denials from their parent governments, according to a leaked brief from a highly-placed analyst.
The 30-minute film about guerilla leader Joseph Rao Kony has been watched more than 30m times in 48 hours.
Shelling and explosions rocked several Syrian cities early Thursday, leaving at least eight dead, a day after a high-ranking official apparently resigned to join the uprising.
Colombian leader says island has agreed not to attend Cartagena meeting, averting showdown between US and leftist bloc
Sao Paulo’s 2,000 gas stations are rapidly running out of fuel as a strike by truck drivers who haul gas in South America’s largest city completed a second day, according to business representatives.
Australian judge calls for a Big Brother Super-Regulator to censor newspapers, TV, websites, personal blogs, even what you say on Twitter!
Is an opinion defamation? Is it defamation if it is worn on a t-shirt?
The magnet bomb that exploded on an Israeli Embassy diplomat’s car in Delhi on February 13 seemed on the surface to be consistent with an Iranian-sponsored action.