NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled to southern Iraq on Friday to visit two of the most sacred cities for Shiite Muslims amid tight security on the second day of his two-day visit to the
The Vatican is offering indulgences for “virtual” participants of the upcoming World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro — but there’s a hitch.
Two months before national elections, German Chancellor Angela Merkel found herself besieged by questions about U.S. spying
A bomb exploded inside a Sunni mosque in central Iraq during midday prayers Friday
The Chinese government says an audit of a giant state-owned conglomerate is under way
China said Friday it is ending controls on bank lending rates in a move toward creating a market-oriented financial system to support economic growth.
Hong Kong customs officers say they have made their biggest seizure of illegal ivory tusks in several years
Pope Francis has created another commission of inquiry into the Vatican’s finances
Health authorities in the United Arab Emirates have identified four new cases of a respiratory virus related to SARS
The British government says international relations were a factor in its decision not to hold a public inquiry into the death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.
The European Union has published new guidelines explicitly banning any EU funding of Israeli institutions operating in territories occupied since the 1967 Mideast war
Kurdish rebels have issued a “final warning” to Turkey to take concrete steps that would move forward peace talks aimed at ending decades-long conflict.
By the time you’re reading this, the Duchess of Cambridge could be in labor. Or it could be a matter of hours. Or days. Or weeks.
Lebanese officials and Syrian activists say authorities in Damascus have given in to a rebel demand and released several women prisoners.
A Moroccan man serving a 15-year prison sentence in Germany for helping three of the suicide pilots in the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. is seeking a new trial.
A senior European Union official says the EU is moving closer to declare the military wing of the Lebanese party
French prosecutors say they have dropped terror charges against a Norwegian musician and freed him from custody, but still want him to go to court for allegedly inciting racial hatred.