Visits made by Japanese cabinet members this past weekend to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo proved to be highly controversial.

The United States has announced that it will double its non-lethal assistance to the rebel forces seeking to overthrow Syria's President al-Assad.

A panel of former U.S. government officials and outside experts has concluded that economic sanctions against Iran may be backfiring.


The United States is preparing for a possible military intervention in the civil war in Syria by sending American military personnel to neighboring Jordan.

Violence has erupted across Venezuela after a disputed April 14 presidential election, where sitting Vice President Nicholas Maduro narrowly prevailed in official tallies over opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is one of the world leaders condemning the bombing attack at Monday's Boston Marathon.

During a visit to South Korea on April 12, Secretary of State John Kerry said that the United States will conduct talks with North Korea only if Pyongyang demonstrates a serious effort to negotiate ending its nuclear weapons program.

Pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng testified to Congress about China's ongoing policy of forced abortion for women who violate the country's one-child policy.

Eighteen Americans, including former high-level officials of the George W. Bush administration, are banned from entering Russia.

According to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, U.S. aid to Afghanistan is being wasted on projects the Afghan government cannot sustain.

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