Mar 18, 2013 16:56 EDT
Senior Chinese military officials have admitted for the first time that a frigate locked its radar on a Japanese destroyer during the two nations' row over disputed islands, Kyodo News reported Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:53 EDT
The final outcome of Zimbabwe's referendum on a new constitution designed to pave way for general elections will be announced on Tuesday, according to the electoral commission.
Mar 18, 2013 16:49 EDT
A series of blasts targeting buses full of passengers in Nigeria's second city of Kano killed at least 20 people on Monday, but the toll was expected to rise, a rescue official and a security source told AFP.
Mar 18, 2013 16:47 EDT
Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of alleged atrocities, has surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali, US and Rwandan officials said Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:45 EDT
India's top judge said Monday that Italy's ambassador had forfeited his diplomatic immunity over his role in securing the release of two marines who skipped bail while on trial for murder in New Delhi.
Mar 18, 2013 16:43 EDT
As part of an effort to rebound from its 2012 US election defeat, the Republican Party is rebooting its digital strategy to make better use of data, social media and other technology platforms.
Mar 18, 2013 16:42 EDT
Russians are preparing to withdraw billions of euros from Cyprus and the island will plunge into a recession lasting for decades due to the onerous terms of a EU bailout, economists warned on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:41 EDT
The head of Turkish intelligence, Hakan Fidan, is the driving force behind the state's clandestine peace talks with a jailed Kurdish rebel chief that aim to end a bloody three-decade insurgency.
Mar 18, 2013 16:30 EDT
The United States is struggling to track a fragmented Syrian opposition and has found it increasingly difficult to get a clear picture of rebel factions, the US military's top officer said Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 16:25 EDT
Democratic Republic of Congo rebel Bosco Ntaganda, wanted by the International Criminal Court for a string of alleged atrocities, on Monday surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali.
Mar 18, 2013 16:22 EDT
Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has confirmed he will call for a "historic" ceasefire on Thursday, the start of the Kurdish New Year, a lawmaker said after meeting the jailed PKK chief.
Mar 18, 2013 16:18 EDT
An Israeli military court convicted a soldier of negligent homicide on Monday in the January shooting death of a young Palestinian trying to sneak into the Jewish state from the occupied West Bank, the army said.
Mar 18, 2013 16:14 EDT
The United States on Monday emphatically denied it was involved in any plot against Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles ahead of the April 14 presidential vote.
Mar 18, 2013 16:04 EDT
US President Barack Obama urged Iran on Monday to take "immediate and meaningful steps" to move "toward an enduring, long-term settlement" with the world over its disputed nuclear program.
Mar 18, 2013 15:59 EDT
A new Israeli governing coalition with a strong showing of pro-settlement hardliners formally took office late on Monday after confirmation by parliament days before a landmark US presidential visit.
Mar 18, 2013 15:44 EDT
India may further ease foreign direct investment caps to spur greater inflow of funds from abroad and promote growth in its sharply slowing economy, the finance minister said on Monday.
Mar 18, 2013 15:42 EDT
Madrid mayor Ana Botella hailed the first day of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission's four-day inspection of the city's candidacy for the 2020 Olympic Games a success.
Mar 18, 2013 15:39 EDT
Italy on Monday said India was violating a convention on diplomatic immunity by preventing the Italian ambassador from leaving the country in an escalating row over two Italian marines on trial for killing two Indian fishermen.
Mar 18, 2013 15:23 EDT
Former Irish president Mary Robinson on Monday became the UN envoy to Africa's troubled Great Lakes region and urged action to get war crimes suspects before the International Criminal Court.
Mar 18, 2013 15:08 EDT
Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed 13 people over the past 24 hours in the Brazilian tourist town of Petropolis, an official said Monday.