Mar 20, 2013 06:51 EDT
Barack Obama landed in Israel on Wednesday for the first time as US president, on a mission to ease past tensions with his hosts but facing scepticism about his plans to thwart Iran's nuclear threat.
Mar 20, 2013 05:41 EDT
Barack Obama headed to Israel on Wednesday for the first time as US president, on a mission to ease past tensions with his hosts but facing scepticism about his plans to thwart Iran's nuclear threat.
Mar 20, 2013 03:52 EDT
The US and UN were attempting to verify claims and counterclaims by Syrian troops and insurgents that chemical weapons were used for the first time in the two-year conflict.
Mar 20, 2013 02:07 EDT
Barack Obama was on his way to Israel Wednesday for the first time as US president, hoping to ease past tensions with his hosts and under pressure to narrow differences over handling Iran's nuclear threat.
Mar 19, 2013 20:49 EDT
Barack Obama departed en route to Israel for a four-day trip to the Middle East, a journalist traveling with the US president said.
Mar 19, 2013 17:35 EDT
The US-led invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein aimed to enshrine a liberal democracy in the heart of the Middle East but instead unleashed sectarian violence and endless political disputes.
Mar 19, 2013 16:34 EDT
Troops and insurgents Tuesday accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time in Syria's two-year conflict, as the newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with the regime.
Mar 19, 2013 15:02 EDT
Washington is working to send a DR Congo warlord holed up in the US embassy in Rwanda to the International Criminal Court and expects he will be given safe passage, a US official said Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 14:23 EDT
The United States said Tuesday it had seen "no evidence" that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons and warned it would be "totally unacceptable" for the regime in Damascus to use such arms.
Mar 19, 2013 13:54 EDT
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Tuesday and was expected to attend some meetings a day ahead of President Barack Obama's milestone visit, US officials said.
Mar 19, 2013 09:56 EDT
Baghdad is "looking the other way" as Iran sends military equipment through Iraqi airspace to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime amid the ongoing conflict in Syria, a US official said.
Mar 19, 2013 09:50 EDT
The United States said on Tuesday that it had completed a successful first mission to Myanmar since 2004 to search for the remains of missing American servicepeople.
Mar 19, 2013 08:58 EDT
The International Criminal Court (ICC) called Tuesday for the swift transfer of wanted DR Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda to The Hague after his shock surrender to the US embassy in Kigali.
Mar 19, 2013 06:15 EDT
A revised Cyprus bailout plan drops a controversial tax on bank savings below 20,000 euros but retains the levy at 6.75 percent on deposits of 20,000-100,000 euros and 9.9 percent above 100,000, according to an amended tax bill seen Tuesday by AFP.
Mar 19, 2013 04:39 EDT
North Korea has produced another video showing the United States under attack, this time with the White House and the US Capitol literally in the crosshairs.
Mar 19, 2013 03:01 EDT
Beijing and Washington have "enormous shared interests", China's new President Xi Jinping told the US Treasury chief on Tuesday in his first major diplomatic meeting since taking office.
Mar 19, 2013 02:35 EDT
After decades in the red, North Korea may be running a trade surplus, according to two economists who warn the breakthrough makes Pyongyang less vulnerable to pressure on its nuclear program.
Mar 19, 2013 02:02 EDT
The eurozone has told debt-hit Cyprus to revise a controversial levy on bank deposits to allow small savers to escape the tax, part of a larger bailout deal, amid a public outcry and fears of a bank run.
Mar 19, 2013 01:46 EDT
Voter rights were back on the agenda at the Supreme Court as the nation's top court took up a controversial law that requires stringent proof of citizenship for voter registration.
Mar 19, 2013 00:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama will welcome four African leaders to Washington this month, the White House said.