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Government to Let Cubans Travel Freely

Posted: 10/16/2012 - The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will eliminate a half-century-old restriction that requires citizens to get an exit visa to leave the country.

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Wounded Pakistani Girl Lands in UK for Treatment

Posted: 10/15/2012 - A Pakistani teen shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education and criticizing militants has arrived in Britain, where she is to get specialized care.

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120 Prisoners Flee in Libyan Prison Break

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Spokesman Abdel-Moneim al-Hurr says only two of the 120 have been arrested since their escape Monday. It is the second jailbreak in Tripoli this year.

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Israeli Parliament Dissolves for Early Election

Posted: 10/15/2012 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week said he would order new elections, months ahead of time, because the parliament could not agree on a new budget.

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US Knew Dead Zeta Leader's ID Before Body Stolen

Posted: 10/14/2012 - U.S. officials say the U.S. knew that Mexican marines had killed the head of the widely feared Zetas drug cartel before the body was stolen in a pre-dawn raid from a Mexican funeral home.

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Iran Denies Role In Gulf Cyberattacks

Posted: 10/14/2012 - Iranian officials have denied any role in recent cyberattacks against oil and gas companies in the Persian Gulf.

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Egypt's Prosecutor General Refuses to Resign

Posted: 10/11/2012 - Egypt's official news agency says the country's prosecutor general is refusing to resign, though the president ordered him dismissed to defuse public anger over acquittals in a case of brutality against protesters.

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Earthquake Shakes Chilean Capital

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The U.S. Geological Survey says Thursday's magnitude-5.5 quake took place at 2:22 p.m. (1:22 p.m. EST; 1722 GMT) and was centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) from the city of Los Andes.

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Hezbollah Says it Sent Drone Over Israel

Posted: 10/11/2012 - The leader of the Lebanese militant Hezbollah group has claimed responsibility for launching the drone aircraft that entered Israeli airspace earlier this week.

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Report: Turkey Intercepts Syrian Plane

Posted: 10/10/2012 - Turkish state-run TV station TRT reports that Turkey has forced a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport.

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NATO: Military Plans Ready to Defend Turkey

Posted: 10/09/2012 - NATO is making its strongest statement of support yet for alliance member Turkey, after a week of artillery and mortar exchanges with Syria.

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Iran May Cut Ties with UAE Over Disputed Islands

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Iran's Revolutionary Guard and the U.S. Navy patrol the narrow waterway, which Iran has threatened to choke off in retaliation for tougher Western sanctions over its suspect nuclear program.

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Israeli Leader Calls for Early Elections

Posted: 10/09/2012 - Israel's prime minister on Tuesday ordered new parliamentary elections in early 2013, roughly eight months ahead of schedule, setting the stage for a lightning quick campaign that will likely win him re-election.

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Eurogroup Chief: Lenders, Greece Should Agree Soon

Posted: 10/08/2012 - Inspectors for the so-called "troika" -- the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission -- are currently in Greece, looking for ways to balance the country's budget.

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Egypt President Issues Decree to Pardon Protesters

Posted: 10/08/2012 - The order asks the prosecutor general and the military prosecutor to prepare a list of names of all those who may benefit from the pardon within a month from the decree's issuance.

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