US Waives Visa Requirements for Taiwanese

The United States has announced visa-free travel for Taiwanese citizens looking to visit the country.The waiver, which begins November First, will allow Taiwanese visitors...

Obama Approves Defense Bill Despite Veto Threats

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a $633 billion defense bill into law, despite threats by the White House to veto the legislation because...

Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses Burmese Community in Indiana

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi addressed members of the Burmese population in the United States Tuesday, expressing optimism about Burma's transition to...

Kyiv Stresses Need for Bolstered Military

Ukraine's president says his country's armed forces are "willing and able to fight back" should the cease-fire agreement reached in September between his government...

Cuba Frees 2 More Political Prisoners

HAVANA— Cuba has freed five more detainees, dissidents said on Thursday, as Havana begins to release 53 people the United States considers political prisoners as...

Obama Heading Home after Asian Tour

U.S. President Barack Obama is on his way home Saturday, after a nine-day Asia-Pacific tour that took him to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia for...

Kim Jong Il’s Funeral Underway in Snowy Pyongyang

The funeral of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has begun in a snowy Pyongyang, where hundreds of thousands are expected to gather...

Norway gunman sane says new psychiatric probe

OSLO - Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last July, was not psychotic at the time of the twin attacks and...

Americans Wake Up to Different Political Reality

CAPITOL HILL— President Barack Obama is one of some 316 million Americans who woke up to a radically different political reality after Republicans won control...

Pussy Riot Members Released in Sochi

Two members of the Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot have been released after being detained by police in Sochi, center of the Winter...

Sri Lanka rejects UN accusations over war crime probe

Geneva  - Sri Lanka on Saturday angrily rejected accusations by the UN rights chief that it was sabotaging a war crimes probe into the...

Cyberattack on Rights Group Likely Linked to Islamic State

The so-called Islamic State (IS) group has displayed prowess on the battlefield, sophistication in their propaganda and savvy use of social media and, according...

Osama raid inquiry will never implicate ”all-important” Army, believe analysts

Washington,  A year-and-a-half after the Pakistani government formed the Abbottabad Commission to probe in to the May 2011 U.S. raid, which killed Al-Qaeda chief...

Sri Lanka Denies Accusations of Abusing Tamils

LONDON — Newly-discovered photographs have raised questions over the death of a Sri Lankan rebel leader's son in 2009.  The photos will be shown...

Biden Urges China to Stop Cyber Theft

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Chinese cyber-theft of U.S. intellectual property must stop.Speaking Wednesday at the State Department during annual high-level talks between...

Kidnapped ICRC staff freed in Afghanistan

Geneva  - Five staffers from the International Committee of the Red Cross have been released, six days after they were kidnapped in Afghanistan, the...

Ukraine’s Interim PM Faces Daunting Economic Hurdles

Ukraine opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, named Wednesday to the post of interim prime minister, is a former foreign minister and a strong ally of...

Artist to unleash 10,000 pink balloons on Kabul

KABUL : Despite grinding poverty and more than three decades of war, a New York-based artist believes 10,000 pink balloons can help bring peace...

Bangladesh dismisses Suu Kyi comments on Rohingya

DHAKA  - The Bangladesh government on Sunday rejected comments by Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi suggesting that stateless Muslim Rohingyas may be...

Zimbabweans Approve New Constitution

Voters in Zimbabwe have overwhelmingly approved a new constitution that curbs the powers of the president and paves the way for new elections.Official results...