German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said today he was told by Yemeni authorities that they know where five Germans and a Briton kidnapped in June are being held.
North Korea has called for peace talks with the United States and an end to sanctions as a condition for resuming international talks aimed at its denuclearization.
A top U.S. general says Washington has developed what he describes as a "contingency" plan for dealing with Iran's nuclear program if diplomacy and sanctions fail to rein in the Iranian program.
The United Nations is today officially launching the International Year Of Biodiversity, aimed at raising awareness about the loss of animal and plant species and organizing action to halt it.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved plans to erect a barrier along part of Israel's border with Egypt.
President Barack Obama says the United States does not plan to send U.S. troops into Yemen or Somalia.
Opposition Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic has convincingly won Croatia’s presidential election.
Russian security forces shot dead two senior rebel leaders and several followers in separate operations in southern Russia, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement today.
More than 145 people detained after Iran's disputed June election were kept for several days in a room of 70 square meters at a Tehran jail, including three who died, a parliamentary report was quoted as saying today.
A journalist for Britain's "Sunday Mirror" newspaper has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense said today.
Iran has freed a Syrian journalist working for Dubai television who was detained during antigovernment protests two weeks ago, Tehran's chief prosecutor was quoted as saying.
Russian oil continues to flow to Belarus and via Belarus to the European Union despite a failure by Moscow and Minsk to clinch a new oil-supply deal at talks on January 9, a Russian Energy Ministry spokeswoman said today.