Kathleen Hennessey As the US tries to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, Vice President Joe Biden called Mr al-Maliki's disputed successor Monday to urge him to form a new government.
Matt Wade Aid groups have called on the government to do more to help hungry people in South Sudan as global humanitarian agencies grapple with an unprecedented number of major emergencies.
Sangwon Yoon, Tal Barak Harif and David Wainer A 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was holding, bolstering US Secretary of State John Kerry's effort to bring an end to the conflict in Gaza that has killed almost 1,000 people.
New York Fugitive self-proclaimed spy Edward Snowden has admitted he wants to return home, as he defended his massive leak of intelligence secrets, saying the abuse of the US constitution left him no choice.
Nick O'Malley The Taliban’s distribution of a video showing its release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has added fuel to a spreading controversy that is now seeing the Obama administration drawing fire from...
Ben Farmer The White House has warned Russia to keep its troops out of Ukraine, amid fears that Moscow may step in with military force following the overthrow of the president, its ally.
Western powers and Russia have squared off over crisis-hit Ukraine as a top EU envoy prepared to fly to Kiev to help its new leaders' tilt away from Moscow.
VATICAN CITY - Greeting a man he calls an "inspiration," President Barack Obama paid his first visit to Pope Francis on Thursday, opening a meeting the White House hopes will highlight the leaders'...
Lindsay Murdoch Barack Obama plans to shun the popular opposition leader when he becomes the first US President to visit Malaysia in nearly half a century.
Oliver Suess German Green Party lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele met Edward Snowden in Moscow yesterday to discuss the possibility of the US fugitive testifying in Germany as new revelations of spying by the...
Nick O'Malley Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has at once welcomed reforms of American signals intelligence gathering announced by President Barack Obama and insisted that Australia’s current level of...
Robert Tait Israeli settlers have released a video ridiculing John Kerry's Middle East peace efforts, undermining a plea from the White House to desist from personal attacks on the US secretary of state.
The White House pressed its case on Sunday for military action in Syria but faced an uphill fight in Congress, where several prominent lawmakers said they have not been persuaded.
Nick O'Malley Can one off the cuff comment avert a US airstrike? When John Kerry threw out his "rhetorical, hypothetical" comment he didn't bargain on the response.
Barton Gellman The cascading effects of Edward Snowden's revelations have made themselves felt in Congress, the courts, popular culture, Silicon Valley and world capitals.
Nick O'Malley An off-the-cuff remark by US Secretary of State John Kerry has snowballed into an international effort to seek a peaceful resolution to the chemical weapons dilemma in Syria.
Arthur Macmillan WASHINGTON: Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter to savage the Obama-Biden campaign, appearing to throw his full support behind the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Arthur MacMillan, Washington Media baron takes to social media to savage Obama-Biden campaign, appearing to throw his full support behind Mitt Romney.
Paul McGeough, Washington A parade of the more dynamic women from the liberal side of American public life are in the spotlight as President Barack Obama juggles key appointments for his second term.
Paul McGeough WASHINGTON: A parade of the more dynamic women from the liberal side of American public life - chief among them the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton - are in the limelight as the President, Barack...