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Morsi Stands By Decrees, Prolonging Showdown

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi is resolving not to back down or compromise on steps he announced Thursday, putting himself and a body writing a new constitution above the courts.

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Simple Surgery Heals The Blind In Indonesia

Posted: 11/26/2012 - They came from the remotest parts of Indonesia, taking crowded overnight ferries and riding for hours in cars or buses - all in the hope that a simple, and free, surgical procedure would restore their eyesight.

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China Lands First Jet On Its Aircraft Carrier

Posted: 11/25/2012 - China has successfully landed a fighter jet on its first aircraft carrier, which entered service two months ago, the country's official news agency confirmed Sunday.

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Egypt Reformist Warns Of Morsi Decree Turmoil

Posted: 11/25/2012 - Prominent Egyptian democracy advocate Mohammed ElBaradei warned Saturday of increasing turmoil that could potentially lead to the military stepping in unless the Islamist president rescinds his new, near absolute powers, as the country's long fragmented opposition sought to unite and rally new protests.

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Why Mexico Officially Wants to Changes Its Name

Posted: 11/23/2012 - In 1821, the country was officially dubbed the "United Mexican States" Its leaders were inspired by the American independence movement. Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has proposed making it just "Mexico."

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Egypt Opposition United Against Morsy's New Powers

Posted: 11/23/2012 - Judges will meet Monday to decide whether to go on strike, a judge says. Mohamed ElBaradei says Mohamed Morsy now has more power than Mubarak ever had. President Morsy says his actions are aimed at fostering "political and social stability."

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Six Confirmed Cases Of SARS-Like Coronavirus In Middle East

Posted: 11/23/2012 - A patient from Qatar has been confirmed with a new type of coronavirus, but it has shown no signs of being easily transmitted like the related virus that caused the 2003 global SARS outbreak, Germany's national health institute said Friday.

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Divisive EU Talks Break Up Without a Deal

Posted: 11/23/2012 - European Council says EU leaders should be able to reach a deal early next year. Germany's Angela Merkel says leaders should take the time to make a solid deal. Cameron says the current proposal was not acceptable to Britain or others.

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'Fat Duck' Chefs Die In Hong Kong Horror Crash

Posted: 11/21/2012 - An investigation is under way into a horrific collision in Hong Kong that resulted in the deaths of two visiting chefs from Heston Blumenthal's famous British restaurant, The Fat Duck.

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Rebels Say Airstrike on Syrian Hospital Kills 40

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Rebels accused government forces of bombing a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo. An opposition group said 108 people were killed across Syria on Wednesday.

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Morsy's Egypt Is "Pivotal" To Gaza Ceasefire Talks

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy's efforts to broker an end to the Israel-Gaza conflict highlight the delicate balancing act he faces as his nation's first freely elected leader

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Mumbai Attacker is Executed

Posted: 11/20/2012 - A Mumbai judge ruled in May 2010 that Kasab, a Pakistani, would be hanged. He was convicted of murder, conspiracy, and waging war on India.

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In Gaza Crisis, Morsy Is No Mubarak

Posted: 11/20/2012 - Egyptian president's influence seen in Israel-Hamas talks.. 00"Hamas listens to Mohamed Morsy," an analyst says. Israel's Shimon Peres calls the Egyptian leader's role "a pleasant surprise."

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Israel: Preparations For Ground War "Complete If Necessary"

Posted: 11/19/2012 - Continued violence and rhetoric has intensified international efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Israel-Hamas crisis. Israel has finished preparations for a ground invasion, an Israeli ambassador says. Palestinians don't want ground war, "but we are not afraid of it," Hamas' leader says Monday.

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