Two earthquakes struck northwest Iran on Aug. 11, killing an estimated 300, according to local media reports. Villagers and soldiers banded together to search for survivors, reportedly saving some 200 from the rubble
On Saturday, heated protests over last month’s Assam riots broke out in Mumbai, with demonstrators reportedly setting news vans on fire and attacking shops
Unbridled development could hasten the destruction of the city’s remarkable colonial-era structures
It would seem that Mohamed Morsy is on a roll. Less than a week after sacking several major security chiefs, the first elected President in Egypt’s history has moved on to tackle the big guns. On Sunday, Morsy fired Field Marshal …
Worshippers in India and Nepal commemorated the birth of deity Lord Krishna during the Janmashtami festival.
The late President may have helped deepen Ghana’s roots of democracy, but the economy has been uneven, and polls in December may reflect middle-class discontent
Tribal militias have joined the campaign against the local franchise of the radical movement. It may have helped oust al-Qaeda from a few cities, but it may not guarantee peace in the long run
In Tal Rifaat, the Assad regime has been replaced by a local tribunal of clerics, guided by Islamic law and the pursuit of political reconciliation
A Peruvian rescue of the enormous paiche, a jungle fish once dwindling in number, brings a delicious new ingredient to restaurant menus around the world
Today’s required reading: the Chinese Communist Party’s version of events in the murder trial of Bo Xilai’s wife, more trouble for Sheldon Adelson and an interview with the departing envoy to Iraq.
At the trial of Gu Kailai, the world was given but a brief glimpse of the players in the Bo Xilai scandal.
While the military mounts a largely symbolic show of force, the elected President starts a slow and deliberate campaign to assert executive authority
Libya’s Abdurrahim El-Keib has run the government for the National Transitional Council for 10 months. He admits Libya has problems, but he remains optimistic about the future