BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's new president got a red carpet welcome Monday, but was quickly thrust into the political thicket as Hezbollah's leader warned against any efforts to disarm his Iranian-backed guerrilla group.
KAMPONG SPEU, Cambodia - At dawn in a ramshackle elementary school in rural Cambodia, the children think of only one thing: their stomachs. They anxiously await the steaming buckets of free rice delivered to their desks.
BEIJING - Chinese officials said Monday that the country's one-child policy exempts families with a child killed, severely injured or disabled in the country's devastating earthquake.
JERUSALEM - Police questioned Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Friday for a second time in a corruption case that threatens his political survival and Israeli efforts to advance fragile peace moves with Syria and the Palestinians.
LONDON - Late-night revelers in London's pricey Mayfair district may see a light on if they amble past the London Hilton at 3:30 a.m. That's when the Dalai Lama rises for four hours of meditation, even when he is on the road.
PENGZHOU, China - Emergency crews worked Friday to secure 15 sources of radiation buried in the rubble of China's devastating earthquake, the government said as it evacuated thousands of survivors downstream from rivers dammed by landslides.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Clashes on Friday between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip left five militants dead, further undermining efforts to bring a brief truce to the violence-wracked area.
BAGHDAD - Sunni preachers on Friday denounced the shooting of a Quran, Islam's holy book, by a U.S. sniper in Iraq following a series of apologies by American commanders and President Bush.
YANGON, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Myanmar's junta agreed Friday to allow all aid workers into the country but refused to let U.S., British and French warships dock with relief supplies.
TBILISI, Georgia - President Mikhail Saakashvili's party is on track for a huge majority in Georgia's Parliament, election officials said Friday. Bitter opponents said they may protest alleged fraud by refusing to take the seats they win.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Gunfire broke out Thursday at a protest in western Afghanistan against a U.S. sniper in Iraq who used a Quran for target practice. Officials said a NATO soldier and two civilians were killed.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Two men arrested after an explosives scare at a Swedish nuclear plant were released Thursday and police said they were no longer considered a threat to the power station.
BEIJING - The photographer was waiting for the bride and groom when the ground began shaking. Then they were enveloped in dust thrown up by the mighty earthquake, and the photographer kept shooting, documenting a remarkable wedding day.
KYONDAH, Myanmar - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon surveyed devastated sections of Myanmar's Irrawaddy delta on Thursday and said he was very upset by the conditions of cyclone survivors.
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's dramatic announcement that he is negotiating a peace deal with Syria was greeted Thursday with overwhelming skepticism in Israel.
NEW YORK - Retailers are dangling perks like higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market.
ANDERSON, S.C. - A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say ...
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WASHINGTON - In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow ...
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings ...