France says is would abstain from any vote on Palestinian membership in the United Nations because it "has no chance of success."
The French foreign ministry said in a statement Friday that while it regards the Palestinians' aspiration for statehood as legitimate, their request for full U.N. membership has no chance of being accepted, particularly because of U.S. opposition.
The Arab League says the Syrian government has approved a plan to curtail its nearly eight months-long crackdown on dissent.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told thousands of supporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah they are part of a “Palestinian Spring” and that he would resume peace talks only if Israel stopped building settlements in occupied territory.
Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Kayani chaired an emergency meeting with his top commanders Sunday as a war of words with the United States escalated.
Japan will soon see its seventh prime minister in a span of five years. In a widely anticipated move, Prime Minister Naoto Kan has announced he will be resigning as soon as his party selects a new leader on Monday.
Iran has rejected allegations from Britain and the United States that it is helping Syria crack down on domestic opposition with advice, equipment, and training. Iran remains a key Syrian ally, with the two governments finding common ground on such issues as Israel, Lebanon and Iraq.
A major American newspaper is reporting that the U.S. government has intensified its covert war in Yemen in recent weeks, deploying armed drones and fighter jets to attack militant suspects seeking to undermine the shaky Sana'a government.
In the wake of the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death at the hands of U.S. commandos in Pakistan, there were spontaneous outpourings of celebration and national pride in New York and Washington.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has won reelection in a vote that has sparked rioting in the country's northern states that backed his leading opponent.
A Bangladeshi government minister says nearly 50 people are feared dead after border guards staged an armed mutiny in the capital,...
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned her party's student members against instigating violence on college campuses....
At the White House today, Wednesday, Mr. Obama said most of the money in the package will be used immediately and go directly to efforts to save or create three million to four million new jobs.
Grand Alliance - 256, Four Party Alliance - 30, LDP - 1, Jukto Front - 1, Independent - 8
The government of Bangladesh says it has stepped up security ahead of a crucial election scheduled for Monday following the arrest of two members of a banned Islamist group.
Former U.S. presidential candidate John McCain has called on Bangladesh's political parties to accept the outcome of the upcoming parliamentary elections that will end nearly two years of emergency rule.
Officials in Bangladesh say the country's elite security forces have arrested a top leader of an outlawed Islamist group and seized a huge stash of explosives.
Bangladesh's two main political parties says their leaders, former prime ministers Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia, may be willing to hold face-to-face meeting.
The Resident Representative of the United Nation Development Program (UNDP),Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien said that in order for the...