Mar 13, 2013 13:10 EDT
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Wednesday that arming Syrian rebels would breach international law, after Western powers dropped growing hints about giving military aid.
Mar 13, 2013 12:43 EDT
The UN and its aid partners in Sudan need almost $1 billion to address humanitarian needs resulting from the Darfur conflict and wars in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, officials said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 12:09 EDT
North Korea confirmed Wednesday that it had shredded the 60-year-old armistice ending the Korean War, and warned that the next step was an act of "merciless" military retaliation against its enemies.
Mar 13, 2013 11:31 EDT
It is likely too late to determine what kind of fissile material North Korea used in its latest nuclear test, since no radioactive traces have been detected, an international monitoring group said Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 11:24 EDT
The United States on Wednesday allowed non-emergency staff to return to its embassy in Tunisia after a six-month ban, but warned that the security situation "remains unpredictable."
Mar 13, 2013 11:20 EDT
An Ecuadorian minister said on Wednesday that Julian Assange was in "good spirits" after visiting the WikiLeaks founder inside Ecuador's embassy in London.
Mar 13, 2013 11:09 EDT
Children are being increasingly recruited on the frontline in Syria's war, with both sides to the conflict using boys as soldiers and even human shields, a British charity said on Wednesday.
Mar 13, 2013 10:56 EDT
Russia's foreign and defence ministers visited Britain for high-level talks on Wednesday in a further thawing of ties once frozen by the murder of dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London.
Mar 13, 2013 10:45 EDT
Intellectual property (IP) protection has emerged among hurdles to a US-led Pacific free trade pact, negotiators said Wednesday, as 11 nations scramble to seal an accord this year.
Mar 13, 2013 09:22 EDT
US President Barack Obama said there were signs that China was recalculating his policy towards North Korea out of frustration at leader Kim Jong-Un's nuclear brinkmanship.
Mar 13, 2013 08:22 EDT
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned Italy on Wednesday that there would be "consequences" unless it returned two of its marines who skipped bail while on trial in New Delhi for murder.
Mar 13, 2013 05:51 EDT
The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Tuesday freed eight Turkish prisoners held for two years in northern Iraq, as part of a new peace push by Ankara to end a 29-year-old insurgency.
Mar 13, 2013 02:54 EDT
China has expressed a willingness to cooperate with the United States and others to combat hacking, after a top US official warned the international community was losing patience with Beijing.
Mar 13, 2013 02:40 EDT
An international agreement to protect sharks could spell trouble for one tsunami-wrecked port in Japan as it struggles back to its feet two years after being swept away, locals say.
Mar 12, 2013 22:50 EDT
Over the years South Koreans have become accustomed to the warmongering threats and provocations of North Korea, often shrugging them off while the rest of the world reacts with horrified concern.
Mar 12, 2013 21:50 EDT
Spy chief James Clapper warned Tuesday that the United States faces an array of new security threats around the world, from crippling cyber attacks to a "belligerent" nuclear-armed North Korea.
Mar 12, 2013 19:32 EDT
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua charged Tuesday that the United States had been plotting to overthrow late president Hugo Chavez.
Mar 12, 2013 19:28 EDT
Mali's interim president defended the country's rights record Tuesday against accusations by the United Nations that the military was guilty of atrocities against ethnic groups in the war-torn north.
Mar 12, 2013 19:06 EDT
Syria warned Tuesday it is ready to fight "for years" against rebels, as world powers worked on a new initiative to find regime officials suitable for peace talks with the opposition.
Mar 12, 2013 17:46 EDT
US Secretary of State John Kerry showed off more of his hidden language skills on Tuesday, revealing he still knew some Norwegian picked up as a boy when he spent a couple of years in Oslo.