Mar 21, 2013 01:01 EDT
The meeting of BRICS leaders in Durban next week could uncharitably be described as a summit of the world's emerging economic powers, plus South Africa.
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 22:44 EDT
The North Korean army on Thursday threatened a possible strike against US military bases in Japan, in response to the use of nuclear-armed US B-52 bombers in joint military drills with South Korea.
Mar 20, 2013 21:40 EDT
North Korea issued an air raid warning and put its military on alert Thursday, South Korea's Unification Ministry said, in what appeared to be a drill at a time of heightened tensions.
Mar 20, 2013 20:56 EDT
A deal to normalise ties between Serbia and Kosovo is close and could be sealed next month, the European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said, following high-level talks in Brussels.
Mar 20, 2013 19:29 EDT
Britain, France and the United States called Wednesday for a United Nations inquiry into accusations by the Syrian government and the opposition of chemical weapons attacks.
Mar 20, 2013 18:20 EDT
Sudan and South Sudan have pulled back troops from their disputed boundary in a first step to establish a demilitarised border zone, the African Union said on Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2013 17:03 EDT
Hundreds of relatives and former Khmer Rouge fighters are expected to gather Thursday for the cremation of regime co-founder Ieng Sary, who died last week while on trial for genocide.
Mar 20, 2013 16:43 EDT
Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician named to the largely ceremonial post in 2009, died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital, officials said. He was 84.
Mar 20, 2013 16:06 EDT
The US space agency on Wednesday denied a claim made in a scientific study that its Voyager 1 spacecraft had left the solar system, describing the report as "premature."
Mar 20, 2013 13:31 EDT
The UN envoy on the Western Sahara Christopher Ross met Moroccan officials in Rabat on Wednesday at the start of a new two-week tour of the region aimed at reviving peace talks to end the decades-old conflict.
Mar 20, 2013 13:14 EDT
The United Nations said Wednesday that Syria has made no formal request for a UN investigation into government claims that opposition rebels have used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 12:39 EDT
A year after a coup which opened the door to the Islamist invasion of northern Mali, politicians are split over the nation's readiness for elections as it remains entangled in a war with the extremists.
Mar 20, 2013 12:11 EDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live fire military drill using drones and cruise missile interceptors, state media said Wednesday, amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Mar 20, 2013 12:10 EDT
The Philippines has asked the United Nations to provide more protection to its peacekeeping forces, Manila said Wednesday after announcing its troops would remain in the Golan Heights after a recent abduction.
Mar 20, 2013 11:47 EDT
Syria's regime and rebels on Wednesday called for international investigations into an attack a day earlier in which each side accuses the other of having used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 10:41 EDT
The first observers are preparing to monitor a demilitarised buffer zone between Sudan and South Sudan, Khartoum's defence minister said on Wednesday, a move which aims to curb cross-border rebel support.
Mar 20, 2013 10:14 EDT
Amid mounting military and nuclear tensions with North Korea, an American retiree has gained rare access to the pariah state to build schools in the usually off-limits countryside.
Mar 20, 2013 08:58 EDT
"Peace must come to the Holy Land," Barack Obama said Wednesday as he landed in Israel for the first time as US president in a bid to ease tensions with his hosts and to frame policy on Syria and Iran.
Mar 20, 2013 08:52 EDT
Israel on Wednesday gave an effusive welcome to Barack Obama, praising him for his "unshakeable" support and defence of the Jewish state at a ceremony as he arrived for his first visit as US president.