Five months after Hezbollah and its allies brought down the Lebanese government, the prime minister formed a new Cabinet on Monday that gives the Iranian-backed militant group far more power.
Yemen's president, out of the country recuperating from wounds from an attack on his palace, still has a powerful hand on the ground at home: his son. Ahmed Ali Saleh commands Yemen's most highly trained troops, has them deployed in the streets of the capital and seems determined to preserve his father's rule against enormous pressure at home and abroad.
Government troops trying to recapture areas held by Islamic militants have killed 12 suspected al Qaeda members in the troubled southern province of Abyan, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Thousands of tribesmen threatened Thursday to descend on Yemen's capital to join the battle against forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh as the country slid deeper into an all-out fight for power.
An Iranian dissident group that previously has revealed some of Iran's nuclear facilities claimed Thursday that it had uncovered another secret installation northwest of Tehran.
Rival tanks deployed in the streets of Yemen's capital Monday after three senior army commanders defected to a movement calling for the ouster of the U.S.-backed president, radically depleting his support among the country's most powerful institutions.
Hiromitsu Shinkawa was pushed out to sea while he clung to the roof of his home after the tsunami swept away his wife. For two days, he drifted off Japan's northeastern coast, trying to get the attention of helicopters and ships that passed by. Finally, on Sunday, a Japanese military vessel spotted the 60-year-old waving a red cloth.
A ferocious tsunami unleashed by Japan's biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it carried away ships, cars and homes, and triggered widespread fires that burned out of control.