Saudi King Abdullah said Sunday women in his country will be allowed to vote for the first time ever in nationwide elections scheduled four years from now.The king in a televised speech to his advisory council said women will be able to run as candidates and cast ballots in the next municipal electi
Three years ago this month, chaos ruled in financial markets.Huge financial companies, such as Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and AIG were stumbling, and government officials were scrambling to prevent a global financial meltdown.
A group of semi-nomadic Irish known as Irish travellers has been ordered to leave the former scrap yard east of London where they've been living.The local government has been trying to evict most of the group since it started living on the land 10 years ago, an eviction that has long been delayed du
Struggling to put down a rebellion now in its seventh month, the Syrian government has turned the Internet into another battleground.Sophisticated Web surveillance of the anti-government movement has led to arrests, while pro-government hackers use the Internet to attack activists and their cause.
The economic news has been nothing but grim lately: weak expansion, sluggish consumer spending and unemployment holding steady at just over 9 percent.Overseas, the picture isn't any rosier, with Greece expected to default on its debts — possibly followed by Portugal and Ireland — and the Internation