One of the effects of international sanctions on Iran has been to drive up prices in the country’s domestic poultry industry. For a nation which loves its chicken, the situation has caused quite a flutter
As countries across Europe’s Mediterranean rim reel from a crippling debt crisis, a summer of harsh weather has added on the woes and the heat, sparking wildfires from Portugal to Greece
In southern Colombia, a tribe of indigenous people, the Nasa Indians, have risen up after being caught in the crossfire of a government offensive against leftist guerrillas. In mid-July, hundreds of Nasa, whose only weapons are …
In what has become a chronic phenomenon, the residents of India’s capital region suffer a virtual drought as the agency in charge of delivering water falls short, despite an uptick in rainfall.
The iconic running of the bulls takes place this week in Pamplona, Spain as people from across the globe flood the city’s streets to celebrate the legendary festival of San Fermín.
On July 1 self-made millionaire Leung Chun-ying was sworn in as Hong Kong’s new top official by Chinese President Hu Jintao. The day marked the 15th anniversary of the handover from Britain to China, and tens of thousands of …
Leung Chun-ying, often referred to as C.Y. Leung, is Hong Kong’s incoming Chief Executive. It’s a pressure cooker of a role that puts him at the helm of the freest and most international city of the world’s most populous …
Dozens were reported killed and thousands of homes destroyed in fires as Muslim-ethnic Rohingya and Buddhist-ethnic Arakanese clashed in western Burma.
A 8.5 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island prompting an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert.
An uprising that began peacefully two years has metastasized into a hideously violent civil war with little end in sight.
The Pope arrives in Cuba for his first visit to the country, where he will give Masses in Santiago de Cuba and Havana following a three-day tour in Mexico.
The death toll tops 350 in a fire at the National Prison of Comayagua, north of the country’s capital, with many inmates still missing.