July 15, 2013 The vote comes amid scrutiny of working conditions in the country, and it follows a building collapse outside Dhaka in April that killed more than 1,000 people. The country's media say the measure is an effort to appease Western critics of working conditions.
July 15, 2013 Nissan announced Monday that it was reviving the iconic brand for India and other emerging markets. It's not the only car model that has come back.
July 15, 2013 Writer and scholar Reza Aslan converted to Christianity when he was a teenager, but found that as he grew older, he was far more interested in Jesus as a man than as a Messiah. His new book, Zealot, considers Jesus in the context of the time and place in which he lived.
July 15, 2013 Journalist Glenn Greenwald said "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden collected thousands of documents to prove that what he is revealing is true. Some of them, Greenwald told The Associated Press, show exactly how the U.S. spy agency works.
July 14, 2013 The 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader, Nobel laureate and first black president of South Africa has been hospitalized for weeks with a lung infection.
July 14, 2013 An opposition group in exile says some 200 people are holed up inside the Damascus mosque as government forces close in on rebel-held territory.
July 14, 2013 Soulik, packing high winds and lots of rain, pummeled the Chinese coast, adding to already existing floods elsewhere in the country that have claimed some 200 lives.
July 14, 2013 After fleeing his native Syria, Mohammad al-Hariri became the most powerful man in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where more than 120,000 refugees live. Aid workers view him as running a criminal enterprise, but they appear to have little choice but to work with him.
July 14, 2013 The prosecution of a deceased critic of the government made headlines this week, but opposition figures say it was just one of several cases where dissidents are being targeted.