Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel laureate, Burmese democracy activist and current parliamentarian, embarked on a long-awaited tour of the U.S. On Sept. 19, she received the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington as a mark of her struggle …
As many as 50,000 demonstrators took the the streets of Athens in an union-organized strike against austerity measures on Sept. 26, 2012. This is the first large-scale march since Greece’s coalition government was formed in June.
On deck for Wednesday: Three Vietnamese bloggers get sentenced to jail for speaking out on corruption, South Korea faces a debt crisis, and protests roil Europe
On Tuesday Japan Coast Guard vessels sprayed water at fishing boats from Taiwan, which were backed by ships from Taiwan’s Coast Guard, after they approached disputed islands in the East China Sea.
After both returned from exile when Tunisia’s dictatorship fell, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki and Rached Ghannouchi, head of the dominant Islamists, are locked in battle over the fate of the Arab Spring
A new eight-team league hopes to hook India on American football. Will the game sell in South Asia?
Yom Kippur, a day of atonement and repentance, is considered the holiest of Jewish holidays. The Day of Atonement is marked by a 25-hour period of fasting, intense reflection and prayers.
Millions of beer drinkers descend on the Bavarian capital for the 179th Octoberfest, which runs from Sept. 22 until Oct. 7, 2012. Germany’s famous fair is the world’s largest, attracting more than six million people annually from …
The BBC apologized to the Queen of England after a security correspondent detailed a private conversation in which the head of state had voiced a political opinion
The U.S. President’s address to the U.N. General Assembly raised more questions than it answered on the substantial foreign policy challenges in the Middle East
Escalating economic and employment woes, as well as serious rifts within his leftist majority and Cabinet, cast a dark shadow over French President François Hollande’s moment in the international sun as he addressed the U.N.
The instinct to protect U.S. spies and diplomats will mean limiting their access to human intelligence throughout the restive Middle East
The socialist government has stopped releasing statistics, but on the eve of Chávez’s re-election bid his country’s murder rate is much worse than Mexico’s—which is fighting a narco war