By The Associated PressAssociated Press
ISLAMABAD (AP) - The winner of Pakistan's historic national election, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, faces a host of problems, including faltering economic growth, worsening energy shortages and continued attacks by militants.
By VESELIN TOSHKOVAssociated Press
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) - Bulgarians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections with no party expected to win a majority to form a government, fueling fears of more political and economic instability in this financially strapped Balkan nation.
Some 6.9 million eligible
By SEAN YOONGAssociated Press
SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) - British business magnate Richard Branson has lost his latest job because of orange juice.
The Virgin Group founder had his legs shaved, put on lipstick and squeezed into a red skirt to honor a bet by serving as a flight attendant Sunday on an
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - In his first comments to the media since he was detained more than two years ago, Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak said he is dismayed at the country's state of affairs and particularly the plight of the poor.
The 85-year old Mubarak said in
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh's government plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers after the deaths of more than 1,100 people in the collapse of a factory building focused attention on the textile industry's dismal pay and hazardous working
By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ASIF SHAHZADAssociated Press
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked poised to return to office with a resounding election victory - a mandate that could make it easier to tackle the country's daunting problems, including growing power
By PAUL ELIASAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson's death during an America's Cup training run on San Francisco Bay last week was the latest and most glaring setback to befall an event that had already encountered its share of rough
By BRADLEY BROOKSAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and Chevrolets tell the tale of an economy in
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An Iranian semi-official news agency says a court has lifted a ban on the Reuters news agency, allowing it to restart its operations in Iran.
The Saturday report by ISNA quotes deputy culture minister Mohammad Jafar Mohammad Zadeh as saying the court's verdict has been
By PAISLEY DODDSAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - International law enforcement agencies say the recent $45 million dollar ATM heist is just one of many scams they're fighting in an unprecedented wave of sophisticated cyberattacks.
Old-school robberies by masked criminals are being eclipsed by