WASHINGTON DC - Saudi King Abdullah flew to the United States Monday to undergo treatment for a herniated disc as analysts said his absence was not expected to impact stability in the OPEC kingpin and US ally.
WASHINGTON DC - The US government said Monday it would seek to develop less invasive body searches at airports, but offered no excuses for seeking to ensure security amid a national uproar over intimate pat-downs.
SEOUL, South Korea - China was under pressure Tuesday to curb the atomic ambitions of its ally North Korea, after Pyongyang's latest nuclear claims sparked international alarm.
PHNOM PENH – A stampede in the Cambodian capital has left more than 340 people dead and hundreds injured after panic erupted at a water festival that had attracted millions of revellers.
GREYMOUTH, New Zealand – Hopes were fading for 29 men missing after a New Zealand mine explosion, as a stalled rescue operation entered its fifth day, police said Tuesday.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti counted down towards weekend elections Monday as the death toll from a spiraling cholera epidemic neared 1,350, fueling debate over delaying the key polls in the quake-hit nation.
DUBLIN – Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen said on Monday he would call a general election in the New Year once parliament passes a crucial budget at the centre of an international bailout.
WASHINGTON - Feisty former first lady Barbara Bush said in an interview airing this week that Republican favorite Sarah Palin, who has hinted at having White House ambitions, should instead stay in her remote wilderness state of Alaska.
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's claim to have a working uranium enrichment plant sparked anger Monday in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo, with US officials saying the communist state could use it to build more nuclear bombs.
BANDUNG, Indonesia - An Indonesian rock star went on trial Monday charged with distributing two homemade sex videos on the Internet, in a case that has shocked and fascinated the country in equal measure.