NEW DELHI -- The rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi in December followed by two attacks on foreign female travelers has altered how tourists view India and led to a sharp fall in the numbers of foreign tourists, especially women, a study said.
KHAR, Pakistan -- A 40-year-old Pakistani housewife has made history by becoming the first woman to run for parliament from the country's northwest tribal region, a highly conservative area...
BAGHDAD -- Officials say a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck near a police station in central Iraq, killing five policemen.
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials said seven people were killed in attacks in the capital and in the western city of Fallujah on Sunday, including a mosque preacher who was gunned down outside a sweets shop.
BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi government says it will stop more aircraft traveling through Iraqi airspace and vehicles traveling overland en route to Syria to search for weapons on them.
BAGHDAD -- A series of car bombings in Iraq struck five Shiite mosques as worshippers were emerging from Friday prayers, killing at least 23 people, officials said.
JERUSALEM -- Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's deputy prime minister says pro-government militiamen are suspected of having raped three British female activists of Pakistani origin in the eastern city of Benghazi.
BAGHDAD -- A string of bombings targeting Shiite mosques in Iraq killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens on Friday, officials said. The attacks were the latest in spectacular assaults staged by insurgents seeking to undermine the Shiite-led government's efforts to achieve security across the country.
BEIRUT -- Activists say Syrian rebels have captured a strategic town near the border with Jordan after a day of fierce battles that killed 38 people.
KARACHI, Pakistan -- An angry lawyer threw a shoe at former President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court in southern Pakistan on Friday to face legal charges following his return to the country after four years in self-imposed exile, police said.
UNITED NATIONS -- The chair has suspended a U.N. meeting after Iran and North Korea said they would block adoption of a treaty that would regulate the multimillion-dollar international arms trade.
BEIRUT -- Syrian state-run TV says several mortar shells have struck the Damascus University campus, causing multiple casualties among students.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syria's increasingly isolated president sent a letter calling for help from leaders of five nations at an economic meeting Wednesday in South Africa to help end his country's civil war.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan and NATO forces killed more than 20 insurgents in a joint operation in the eastern Logar province, military officials said Wednesday.
PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is headed for home after making clandestine journeys to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he delivered a stern warning to Iraqi leaders about Syria and sought to patch up differences with Afghanistan's president.
CAIRO -- Egyptian authorities released a prominent Egyptian blogger Tuesday after he refused to cooperate with prosecutors over allegations of instigating violence against the country's most powerful Islamist group in comments posted on social media.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia says its investigations have shown that members of a spy ring arrested last week were working for Iranian intelligence.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian state media says several mortar rounds have exploded in the capital Damascus, one of them wounding several people near the state news agency SANA.
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials say a bomb attached to a car has killed two local officials and wounded another north of Baghdad.
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