Mon, 20 May 2013 16:54:07 GMT
Fighting in Qusayr, described as a turning point in Syria’s ongoing civil war, saw increasing casualties for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as it joined its biggest battle yet in support of President Bashar al-Assad.
Sun, 19 May 2013 19:28:15 GMT
A day after the killing of a prominent opposition party figure, turnout in a wealthy district of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, was minimal.
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:18:29 GMT
The State Department is racing to fulfill recommendations on diplomatic security, but its ability to carry out the changes has come under attack from House Republicans.
Mon, 20 May 2013 01:38:24 GMT
A cyberunit of the People’s Liberation Army in China appears to have resumed its attacks using different techniques, hitting several of the same victims it has gone after in the past.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:17:14 GMT
The Communist Party has referred the case for a criminal investigation as it continues a drive to combat corruption.
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:21:11 GMT
The owner of the Chinese vessel seized by North Korea voiced concern about the safety of the detained fishermen.
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:02:17 GMT
The North has been firing short-range projectiles off its east coast since Saturday, leaving regional officials puzzled over its motives.
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:06:04 GMT
The explosions in Makhachkala came the same day that Russian security officials announced that they had prevented a terrorist attack in Moscow.
Mon, 20 May 2013 00:25:39 GMT
A visit to Dagestan last year by Tamerlan Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston bombings, has drawn attention to the guerrilla conflict in the North Caucasus.
Mon, 20 May 2013 00:38:57 GMT
Thomas Firestone, a former Justice Department official who had been working in Moscow as a lawyer, was declared “persona non grata” this month, possibly because he reportedly had rebuffed an effort to recruit him as a spy.
Mon, 20 May 2013 08:45:36 GMT
Yair Lapid, the popular television host whose political rise has been undercut by the austerity budget he presented as finance minister, is trying to take the long view.
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:40:23 GMT
A new report by the Israeli government called into question a well-known image of a Palestinian boy and his father caught in the crossfire of a gun battle in Gaza.
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:38:14 GMT
A suicide bomber killed 14 people Monday in Baghlan Province, including Rasul Mohseni, who was widely seen as the most powerful man in the province.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:06:56 GMT
A series of car bombs in Baghdad and Basra deepened worries that Iraq is spiraling toward levels of violence not seen since 2006.
Mon, 20 May 2013 00:08:28 GMT
An inquiry into the attack that included rock-throwing priests caught on television cameras has led to no arrests.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:23:59 GMT
The prime ministers of India and China papered over their recent border dispute on Monday with a friendly joint statement and an array of promises.
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:39:59 GMT
Suspected militants fired on a polio vaccination team Monday, killing one person and underscoring the threat to one of the region’s most urgent health campaigns.
Sun, 19 May 2013 22:30:14 GMT
The Swedish retail giant H&M faced public pressure to accelerate its efforts to improve garment-factory conditions, though it had no ties to a disaster in Bangladesh.
Mon, 20 May 2013 04:02:48 GMT
Suharto, the army leader turned president, resigned 15 years ago on Tuesday, and his legacy stirs conflicting emotions among Indonesians.
Mon, 20 May 2013 02:19:51 GMT
As a fellow Conservative accused Prime Minister David Cameron of “running scared” from the party’s right wing, that right wing continued to show its displeasure.
Sat, 18 May 2013 23:01:00 GMT
A document due Monday is the latest study by the British government meant to sway opinion in Scotland ahead of a planned referendum next year on independence.
Mon, 20 May 2013 02:34:40 GMT
Indian officials welcomed Prime Minister Li Keqiang for talks focused on economic ties, though a recent border dispute still resonates.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:49:52 GMT
A study pinpoints just four microbes as the most common causes of severe and fatal diarrhea among the world’s infants.
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:47:43 GMT
The plan that is starting to take shape would essentially carve up the global solar panel market into a series of regional markets.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:00:22 GMT
Porter Airlines’ plan to expand Toronto’s downtown airport, in part by filling in a bit of Lake Ontario, is raising tensions.
Mon, 20 May 2013 02:25:32 GMT
New rules announced six months ago to ease the naturalization process have yet to be put into practice.
Sun, 19 May 2013 20:30:52 GMT
The Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” which follows a New York folk musician, injected some levity into the Cannes Film Festival.
Mon, 20 May 2013 04:06:02 GMT
A council representing 12,000 officers who issue documents will join a council representing 7,700 deportation agents in fighting a Senate proposal.
Sun, 19 May 2013 16:00:01 GMT
The 10-week and yearlong courses introduce students to the history of fashion, designers, fashion journalism, retail, business, marketing and public relations.
Fri, 17 May 2013 15:35:13 GMT
McGill University in Montreal and its affiliated teaching hospitals will be working with the Rossy Cancer Network.
Sat, 18 May 2013 23:15:48 GMT
At every major stop on the long line from Peshawar to the turbulent port city of Karachi lie reminders of why the country is a worry to its people, and to the wider world.
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:52:56 GMT
Even the European Union’s supporters are suggesting that the alliance’s bureaucrats might have better things to do than tampering with the way olive oil is served in the Continent’s restaurants.
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:59:03 GMT
David Cameron’s woes; Afghan women’s rights; H&M in Bangladesh; study abroad and the safety factor; the Cohen brothers at Cannes; wind-limit questions at the America’s Cup.
Mon, 20 May 2013 05:02:22 GMT
As China absorbs the news that quite a bit of its rice contains too much of the toxic metal cadmium, the state-run media are advising people to diversify the geographical sources of their food, to reduce risk.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:54:05 GMT
Questions have been raised about Mayor Rob Ford’s conduct, temperament and public statements since his early days as a member of the Toronto City Council.
Thu, 16 May 2013 01:20:07 GMT
Wrestling officials, diplomats and reporters filed video, photographs and text updates on a wrestling match between Iran and the United States in New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday.
Fri, 17 May 2013 18:42:23 GMT
One aspect of suicide statistics that is often overlooked is the number of National Guard and Reserve members who commit suicide when they are not on active duty.
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:08:57 GMT
A Marine veteran haunted by his service writes that the time has come to change the perception of post-traumatic stress disorder to allow greater honesty and healing.
Wed, 15 May 2013 21:41:34 GMT
Mark Wise, a former Army officer, will trek alongside other wounded veterans through some of the harshest climates on the planet.
Mon, 20 May 2013 15:42:50 GMT
Tibetans protest Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to India.
Mon, 20 May 2013 14:33:04 GMT
Amitabh Bachchan stopped being awesome a while ago, but it hasn’t affected the Idea of Bachchan, the author argues.
Mon, 20 May 2013 12:48:39 GMT
Close on the heels of a border dispute, the two countries signed eight new deals in New Delhi on Monday.
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:58:55 GMT
Spreading violence into Turkey and other countries is a key part of the Assad regime's strategy to keep its neighbors from intervening in Syria's civil war.
Mon, 20 May 2013 01:03:19 GMT
Can Mali, or any country, survive if militants ban all music?
Mon, 20 May 2013 10:02:19 GMT
A judge's ruling that evidence could be excluded at the inquest into the death of a former K.G.B. agent was arguably a triumph of official opacity in a struggle over what the public should be allowed to know.