White House National Security Council
Mar 21, 2013 09:46 EDT
The White House hosted award-winning dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, on her first international trip in years, Wednesday after she met lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Mar 21, 2013 09:17 EDT
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday claimed victory in his latest dispute with the US after accusing its special forces of abusing civilians in the key strategic province of Wardak.
Mar 20, 2013 08:22 EDT
Taiwan has set up a unit to create a comprehensive Internet shield against hackers, its intelligence chief said Wednesday, in response to what it claims is a growing cyber threat from China.
Mar 16, 2013 11:39 EDT
Hundreds of people joined in sombre commemorations on Saturday for the 25th anniversary of Saddam Hussein's gassing of thousands of Kurds in the town of Halabja near Iraq's border with Iran.
Mar 15, 2013 05:02 EDT
A massive roadside bomb killed three policemen in Thailand's restive south on Friday, an army spokesman said, a fortnight ahead of peace talks between Thai authorities and a rebel group.
Mar 03, 2013 16:36 EST
Flamboyant ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman Sunday defended his trip to North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un does not seek war but does want one thing -- a call from US President Barack Obama.
Mar 02, 2013 21:36 EST
President Barack Obama has appointed a new coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf, the White House announced Saturday.
Feb 28, 2013 07:46 EST
Japan's prime minister on Thursday quoted comments by former British premier Margaret Thatcher about the Falklands War as he spoke about Tokyo's acrimonious islands dispute with China.
Feb 28, 2013 06:59 EST
Thailand and one of several rebel groups in the country's Muslim south will open talks in Kuala Lumpur in two weeks to try to end a bloody insurgency, Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday.
Feb 28, 2013 02:32 EST
Thailand Thursday signed its first known agreement with a rebel group in its Muslim-majority south, pledging to work toward talks to end a deadly nine-year insurgency.
Feb 27, 2013 23:07 EST
Thailand signed its first-ever public agreement with a rebel group in its Muslim-majority south on Thursday, pledging to work toward peace talks aimed at ending a festering insurgency.
Feb 23, 2013 23:21 EST
US officials made two secret visits to North Korea last year in an effort to improve relations after the country's leader Kim Jong Un assumed power, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Feb 20, 2013 08:02 EST
Experts differ about the scale and immediacy of the military threat posed by North Korea's latest nuclear test, but there is little disagreement about the alarming proliferation risks it presents.
Feb 17, 2013 08:53 EST
A series of blasts shook a town in the restive Thai south leaving three dead and 17 wounded, officials said Sunday, days after a major attack on a military base in the unrest-hit region.
Feb 05, 2013 15:18 EST
President Barack Obama plans to soon make his first trip to Israel as US leader to confer on the Iranian nuclear showdown and to soothe his delicate relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Jan 31, 2013 03:27 EST
Hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told lawmakers Thursday he intends to change the post-WWII constitution that imposed pacifism on Japan, in a move likely to stir suspicion in China and beyond.
Jan 30, 2013 01:08 EST
Thailand's navy blocked more than 200 Rohingya boat people from entering the kingdom as part of a new crackdown on refugees from violence-hit western Myanmar, officials said Wednesday.
Jan 28, 2013 15:01 EST
Thailand will turn away any more Rohingya boat people from neighbouring Myanmar who try to land on its shores, a top official said Monday after an influx of refugees fleeing sectarian unrest.
Jan 26, 2013 02:19 EST
The body of the last of 10 Japanese nationals killed in the Algerian hostage crisis arrived in Japan Saturday as the prime minister proposed setting up a security council to deal with future threats.
Jan 25, 2013 10:30 EST
President Barack Obama on Friday will name Denis McDonough, a deputy national security advisor and member of the president's inner circle, as White House chief of staff, a official said.