A boat carrying Jewish activists from Israel, Germany, the United States and Great Britain set sail on Sunday for Gaza in hopes of breaching Israel's naval blockade there.
Police raided a garbage depot and arrested street cleaners in a suspected terror plot against Pope Benedict XVI on Friday. Undeterred, the pontiff stuck to his message, reaching across Britain's religious and secular divide to demand a greater role for faith in public life.
In the hottest diplomatic dispute facing Congress as it convenes next week, Armenian-Americans are stepping up their campaign to prevent Matthew J. Bryza from serving as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to consider his nomination on Tuesday.
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo will be out three weeks after injuring his ankle in his team's Spanish league opener.
A tycoon who fled Britain almost two decades ago following the spectacular collapse of his business empire returned to London Thursday to face charges of fraud.
The Obama administration said Thursday that it was close to securing an agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians to resume direct peace talks. Some U.S. officials said an announcement could be imminent.
Orthodox Christians held the first service in almost 90 years at an ancient monastery on the side of a Turkish mountain Sunday, after the government allowed worship there in a gesture toward religious minorities.
David Nalbandian of Argentina reached his first final in 1 1/2 years by overwhelming 13th-ranked Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2 at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Saturday night.
The July 26 letter "Cyprus is not Gaza," by the representative of the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which attempts to criticize Daniel Pipes' well-written, factual July 19 Opinion column, "Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza," is quite futile. Despite what the letter writer thinks of the comparisons, the facts relating to Turkey's invasion and occupation in Cyprus are indisputable.