A day at the Test match is always a special occasion for cricket fans, and even more so when England are playing Australia and the Ashes are on the line.
Iran reportedly plans next week to put on trial seven Baha’i prisoners accused of espionage, even though one of their lawyers has become a fellow detainee and the other is outside the country.
A pro-Taliban cleric who helped negotiate a short-lived cease-fire between the militant organization and the Pakistani government was arrested Sunday in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.
Saudi Arabia’s campaign against the al Qaeda terrorist network has led to "massive human rights violations" by security forces, including torture and the arrests of non-violent reformists, the human rights group Amnesty International reported Tuesday.
Music manager Allen Klein, whose clients included the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his publicist said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, and the two enjoyed a "warm and friendly" conversation, Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.
President Barack Obama will make his first overseas trip since taking office at the end of this month, visiting England, France, Germany and the Czech Republic, the White House said Thursday.