Mar 21, 2013 08:33 EDT
US President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned Israel's ongoing settlement building as unhelpful to the pursuit of peace.
Mar 21, 2013 08:27 EDT
Sri Lanka announced on Thursday it would repossess part of a strategic oil storage depot from a state-run Indian firm after Delhi supported international calls to probe war crimes on the island.
Mar 21, 2013 07:44 EDT
US President Barack Obama arrived in the West Bank on Thursday to a more prickly welcome from Palestinian leaders than the warm embrace he won in Israel the day before.
Mar 21, 2013 07:43 EDT
Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan called Thursday for a ceasefire in the 29-year-conflict with Turkey and for rebel fighters to withdraw.
Mar 21, 2013 07:31 EDT
President Bashar al-Assad called the more than two-year deadly conflict in Syria a "battle of will and resistance," in remarks published in newspapers on Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 07:14 EDT
Syrian opposition leader Soheir Atassi of the Syrian National Coalition grouping said on Thursday she was rejoining the body a day after abruptly "freezing" her membership.
Mar 21, 2013 06:51 EDT
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday slammed violence against civilians, including Gaza rocket fire after two projectiles hit Israel as US President Barack Obama visits.
Mar 21, 2013 05:56 EDT
Two rockets fired by militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Thursday hit southern Israel as US President Barack Obama was visiting the Jewish state, police said.
Mar 21, 2013 05:25 EDT
Jailed Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan was set to call a "historic" ceasefire on Thursday, raising expectations for an end to a three-decade conflict with Turkey that has cost tens of thousands of lives.
Mar 21, 2013 04:25 EDT
Hundreds of mourners massed ahead of the cremation of a co-founder of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, highlighting the stark divide between supporters and victims of the brutal communist regime.
Mar 21, 2013 03:51 EDT
Sri Lankan pro-government activists protested outside the US embassy in Colombo on Thursday as the UN Human Rights Council was set to vote on a resolution pressing for a war crimes probe against Sri Lanka.
Mar 21, 2013 03:35 EDT
India's top court upheld the death penalty Thursday for a mastermind of a series of bombings which killed 257 people in Mumbai in 1993, the deadliest set of attacks in the country's history.
Mar 21, 2013 03:00 EDT
Pakistan is stepping up an offensive to dislodge the Taliban from a key stronghold in an effort to safeguard May's general election and crack down on militants behind a wave of attacks.
Mar 21, 2013 01:35 EDT
US and Japanese officers are discussing worst-case contingency plans for retaking disputed islands in the East China Sea if China moves to seize them, US officials said.
Mar 21, 2013 01:10 EDT
US President Barack Obama will travel to the West Bank Thursday to meet Palestinian leaders dismayed by his failure to make good on soaring expectations that he could help deliver Middle East peace.
Mar 21, 2013 00:36 EDT
Two people died and several mosques were destroyed in central Myanmar, police said Thursday, in the worst riots since Buddhist-Muslim clashes rocked western Rakhine state last year.
Mar 20, 2013 23:21 EDT
The United States offered bounties of $5 million each for the arrest of two Americans, including a man known as the rapping jihadist, said to have joined Islamic militants in Somalia.
Mar 20, 2013 22:51 EDT
Two people including a Buddhist monk were killed and at least three mosques were destroyed after riots broke out in a town in central Myanmar, police said Thursday.
Mar 20, 2013 18:16 EDT
Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, who turned himself in at the US embassy in Rwanda for extradition to the International Criminal Court, will be transferred to The Hague within days, the court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 18:05 EDT
The International Criminal Court will not drop the crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, The Hague-based court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.