April 10, 2013 The bill would make it a crime, punishable by prison and a steep fine, to offend religious feelings.
April 10, 2013 South Korean officials say the North has made preparations and looks ready to make its next provocative move. The mood in Seoul remains calm, however.
April 10, 2013 As a journalist with Britain's The Guardian newspaper, Rory Carroll spent seven years living in Venezuela. His new book on Venezuela's recently deceased president explores Hugo Chavez's popularity with the poor and critiques his failures in governance and management.
April 9, 2013 Adm. Samuel Locklear says the U.S. could intercept a ballistic missile launched at the U.S. homeland or Pacific allies.
April 9, 2013 The war in Syria has torn families apart and driven millions out of the country, but it has also transformed some Syrians as they take on roles they never imagined. A 26-year-old woman from Homs has put her dream of teaching English literature on hold as she works with the opposition.
April 9, 2013 "It's like a joke," one retiree in Seoul says of the North's daily provocations. His view is shared by many South Koreans, who believe leaders in the North are trying to extort more aid from other nations and are trying to bolster their own positions.
April 9, 2013 Forget about voting records and campaign platforms. In the run-up to Pakistan's May 11 elections, everything from the ability to quote from the Quran to facial hair, or the lack thereof, has been under scrutiny.
April 9, 2013 Arsenic in beer doesn't sound like a good idea, even if it's due to a centuries-old filtering process. A new study says filtering beer with diatomaceous earth could boost levels of arsenic. But it's not clear whether this poses a health risk.
April 9, 2013 People across the Gulf region say they felt feeling the quake, which hit near the city of Bushehr, the location of an Iranian nuclear power plant. At least three people reportedly are dead.
April 9, 2013 The former British prime minister will receive full military honors. Queen Elizabeth II is among those set to attend. Thatcher died Monday at the age of 87.
April 9, 2013 On Tuesday, the North said tourists and foreign companies in the South should leave because nuclear war may be imminent. But people in Seoul have heard such talk for years. They think North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is trying to bolster support at home with such threats.