- Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf Updated: Dec-07-13 1:47 am
- Deal to boost global trade reached at WTO summit Updated: Dec-06-13 11:04 pm
- Jordan wins Security Council seat, replaces Saudis Updated: Dec-06-13 6:59 pm
- Thousands seek refuge at Central African airport Updated: Dec-06-13 5:41 pm
- Syrian nuns taken by rebels appear in video Updated: Dec-06-13 4:12 pm
- Ukraine, Russia presidents meet; protests persist Updated: Dec-06-13 3:48 pm
- Haiti protest derides Dominican court ruling Updated: Dec-06-13 3:37 pm
- UK foreign secretary seeks to reassure Gulf allies Updated: Dec-06-13 3:21 pm
- IU taps ex-ambassador to lead international school Updated: Dec-06-13 2:54 pm
- Yemen: Saudis among Defense Ministry attackers Updated: Dec-06-13 2:44 pm
- Mandela mourned as inspiration in many struggles Updated: Dec-06-13 2:24 pm
- Biden: Asia's growth 'a chance to bend history' Updated: Dec-06-13 11:40 am
- At halfway mark, Kerry's Mideast effort stumbles Updated: Dec-06-13 10:44 am
- First planned Palestinian city a symbol of pride Updated: Dec-06-13 2:31 am
- Fiji's ruler clears path to elections on own terms Updated: Dec-06-13 2:01 am
- US: Russian diplomats charged; Russia objects Updated: Dec-05-13 7:38 pm
- Kerry seeks to soothe Israeli security concerns Updated: Dec-05-13 6:08 pm
- Major events in the life of Nelson Mandela Updated: Dec-05-13 5:26 pm
- Ukraine official rejects early elections demand Updated: Dec-05-13 4:09 pm
- UN OKs military action in Central African Republic Updated: Dec-05-13 2:54 pm
- Germany: 3 aid workers killed in Yemen Updated: Dec-05-13 2:13 pm
- Venezuelan embassy in Kenya linked to drugs Updated: Dec-05-13 1:07 pm
- Bosnian court won't re-arrest war criminals Updated: Dec-05-13 11:58 am
- SD leaders boost partnership with Suriname Updated: Dec-05-13 11:53 am
- Biden spotlights China treatment of US journalists Updated: Dec-05-13 11:25 am
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
BALI, Indonesia - A deal to boost global trade has been approved by all 159 member economies of the World Trade Organization for the first time in nearly two decades.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. General Assembly elected Jordan to the Security Council on Friday to replace Saudi Arabia, which rejected the seat it won in an unprecedented act to protest the council's failure to end the Syrian and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
BANGUI, Central African Republic - Thousands of Christian civilians sought refuge at an airport guarded by French soldiers Friday, fleeing from the mostly Muslim ex-rebels with machetes and guns who rule the country a day after the worst violence to hit the chaotic capital in nine months.
BEIRUT - A group of Syrian Greek Orthodox nuns reportedly seized by rebels from a convent near Damascus denied in a video broadcast Friday that they had been kidnapped and said they were being held in a safe place.
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met with his Russian counterpart Friday to discuss closer cooperation, while protests clung to the capital over Ukraine's decision to scrap a deal with the EU.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday to criticize a recent court decision in the Dominican Republic that could strip the citizenship of generations of people of Haitian descent living in the neighboring country.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Britain's top diplomat voiced his country's strong commitment to the security of the Gulf states on Friday, seeking to reassure wary Arab allies in the wake of last month's nuclear deal with their regional rival Iran.
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A former U.S. ambassador to Poland has been named the first leader of Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies.
ADEN, Yemen - Yemeni military investigators say 12 militants, mostly Saudi nationals, were responsible for a brazen attack on the Defense Ministry's complex in the capital.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
SEOUL, South Korea - Seeking to reassure wary allies, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against those who question America's commitment to Asia, which has at times been obscured by an array of distractions at home and abroad.
JERUSALEM - Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
RAWABI, West Bank - A state-of-the art Palestinian city with residential towers, a mall and a convention center is rapidly going up on once desolate West Bank hills and turning into a symbol of national pride.
SUVA, Fiji - The monsoon rains have struck and the crowd remains huddled under a canopy, near plates of steaming food, as Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (vo-REN-gay ba-nee-ma-RA-ma) strolls down the red carpet to open a waterfront picnic park in Fiji's capital, Suva. News photographers scamper around him, but only after it is announced that they are invited to record the event.
NEW YORK - U.S. claims that dozens of Russian diplomats and their spouses cheated to get health care aid meant for the poor drew a sharp rebuke Thursday from a top Russian official who blamed the criminal case on "Russophobic forces" interested in scuttling progress toward Russia-U.S. cooperation in confronting world conflicts.
JERUSALEM - Looking to soothe irritated relations with Israel, America's top diplomat on Thursday pledged to support the Jewish state's security throughout separate negotiations with Iran and the Palestinians - including Israel's demand that it "defend itself, by itself."
July 18, 1918 - Born to Hendry Mphakanyiswa, a Thembu chief, and Nosekeni Qunu in the Umtata district of the Transkei, at a time when virtually all of Africa was under European colonial rule
KIEV, Ukraine - A top Ukrainian official on Thursday rejected the opposition's demand for early presidential elections amid major street protests gripping the country, as Western officials scramble to help work out a solution to the crisis.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council authorized increased military action by France and African troops in the Central African Republican to try to end near-anarchy amid an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence, killings, torture and rapes.
BERLIN - Two German aid workers and a Yemeni colleague were killed in an insurgent attack in Yemen, Germany's foreign minister said Thursday.
NAIROBI, Kenya - A witness testifying in Kenya in the trial of a former diplomat charged in the killing of the acting Venezuelan ambassador said the embassy's diplomatic bag was used to traffic drugs.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - A Bosnian court is rejecting a request from prosecutors to re-arrest nine Bosnian Serbs convicted of war crimes but released because of procedural errors.
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Leaders from the South Dakota governor's office and the state National Guard say a recent visit to Suriname helped strengthen ties between the state and the South American country.
BEIJING - Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.