Tom Arup THE World Bank has warned the planet is on track to warm by 4 degrees this century, leading to more extreme heat waves, lower crop yields and increased flooding, possibly as early as 2060.
Juliette Jowit LONDON: Record sums were invested last year in coal power - the most carbon-intensive form of energy on the planet - by the World Bank, despite international commitments to slash the carbon emissions...
New York US President picks an expert in public health born in South Korea as his nominee.
Afghanistan will go to the polls with three contenders dominating the eight-man race to succeed President Hamid Karzai.
An Afghan police officer has shot at two female journalists working for The Associated Press, killing one and seriously wounding the other, a local official says.
Sudarsan Raghavan With resentment lingering, the government is in the midst of an ambitious effort to transform itself, the economy and society.
Joshua Partlow They huddled in the rain under plastic sheeting. They ignored death threats and rattling firefights.
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Afghan interior ministry on Wednesday, killing six police officers just three days before the country's presidential election, which the Taliban have vowed to...
Jean-Claude Juncker, former Luxembourg prime minister and a candidate to become the next European Commission chief, has warned the EU not to let Moldova become Russia's "next victim" after Ukraine.
Nick O'Malley Sitting in the Oval office with Ukraine's interim Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US President Barack Obama has again declared the United State's support for Ukraine, telling reporters, ''We will...
Militants launched a gun and suicide attack on an Afghan election commission office in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, less than two weeks before the presidential poll.
Air pollution killed seven million people in 2012, more people than AIDS, diabetes and road injuries combined.
Mike Pflanz We won't die poor and we will save homosexuals from damnation, says defiant Ethics Minister.
Christine Lagarde has made it to the top of law, politics and now global finance - but she's had to pay a price. The French head of the International Monetary Fund talks to Peter Wilson.
Amogelang Mbatha South Africa's main opposition party chooses Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress's grip on power.
Stephanie Carvin Everyone knows people are supposed to be moral, to do unto others as you'd have them do unto you, and so on. But what about states - do they need to be moral, too?
Indonesian Vice President Boediono says he has been questioned as a witness by anti-graft investigators over a controversial bank bailout, in a case that could prove problematic for the government...
Isabel Kershner In a rare display of regional cooperation, representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority sign an agreement on water resources.
Afghans are only now getting their first taste of a phenomenon that has been upending conventional wisdom in more established democracies for decades: polling
Ewa Krukowska The planet has warmed faster since the turn of the century than ever recorded, almost doubling the pace of sea-level increase and causing a 20-fold jump in heat-related deaths, the United Nations...