SAO PAULO (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff proposed a wide range of actions to reform Brazil’s political system, fight corruption and improve public services — all demands angrily asked for by the millions of protesters who’ve taken to
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Background on Tuesday’s leadership transition in Qatar from the 61-year-old emir to his 33-year-old son, Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
WHY IS QATAR IMPORTANT?
The Gulf state of Qatar is small —
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The opposition Socialists are holding their lead as counting continues in Albania’s election but a dispute over the makeup of the Central Election Commission could leave the outcome up in the air.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president-elect says Tehran’s relations with Russia will take high importance during his term in office.
The statement carried late Monday on the official website of Hasan Rouhani is the first to a permanent
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run agency says police have raided homes in the capital Ankara, detaining at least 20 people involved in anti-government protests.
The Anadolu Agency said Tuesday that police searched some 30 addresses and rounded
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans passed by Nelson Mandela’s home in a Johannesburg suburb on Tuesday and said they were praying for the 94-year-old after the president urged the country to send their wishes to the man he
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s military strongman, who has been criticized for the army’s inability to catch a band of al-Qaida linked militants, has announced his retirement.
Army Chief of Staff Rachid Ammar was widely seen as having
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — A popular ex-wrestler and a physician, the first woman to seek Mongolia’s top office, are the main rivals to the Harvard-educated incumbent in Wednesday’s presidential elections, but neither is likely to wrest the
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An activist who fled house arrest in China before moving to America last year got his first taste of Taiwan’s democracy Tuesday when raucous lawmakers occupied the legislative floor while he delivered a speech
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say a roadside bomb has exploded on the highway linking Beirut to the Syrian capital without causing casualties.
The officials say the small bomb went off Tuesday morning near the town of
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s already embattled tourism industry is struggling to deal with worried customers and cancellations after Islamic militants attacked foreign climbers preparing to summit one of the world’s tallest mountains, killing 11 people.
For years, intrepid
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Major government and media websites in South and North Korea were shut down for hours Tuesday on the 63rd anniversary of the start of the Korean War, and Seoul said its sites were
BEIJING (AP) — An American executive held in his Beijing medical supply plant by angry workers says he’s waiting for his lawyers to arrive to resolve a compensation dispute that highlights tensions in China’s labor market.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar’s ruler says he has transferred power to the 33-year-old crown prince in a long-anticipated move that puts a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation’s vast energy wealth and its rising political
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Edward Snowden’s stop-and-start flight across the globe appeared to stall in Moscow as the United States ratcheted up pressure to hand over the National Security Agency leaker who had seemed on his way to
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has issued a cyberattack alert after government websites shut down on the anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
Officials said Tuesday they were still investigating whether hacking was responsible.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions and gunfire have been heard outside the presidential palace in Kabul, one of the most heavily guarded areas in the Afghan capital.
Reporters gathering for an event early Tuesday with
BEIJING (AP) — An American executive said he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s president says her government will spend an additional $23 billion on public transportation in the face of mass protests calling for improved public services.
President Dilma Rousseff made the announcement Monday after meeting
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff scrambled to contain nationwide protests Monday by meeting with the leaders of a free-transit activist group that launched the first demonstrations more than a week ago and has called for