Against the United States' wishes, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule over the weekend and arrested more than 1,000 people, including lawyers who were protesting the government's action.
Myanmar's military rulers cracked down Wednesday on a recent wave of anti-government protests, which have put a fresh focus on the country's controversial political situation. Two experts assess the latest developments in the South Asian nation.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose visit to New York City Monday met with local protests, accused Israel of occupation and racism during a speech to the U.N. General Assembly.
Lady Bird Johnson, wife of former President Johnson, died of natural causes Wednesday at her home in Austin, Texas. She was 94. The NewsHour reports on the former first lady's life and environmental legacy.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's decision to fire the country's chief justice has sparked protests in Islamabad, calling into question his leadership as he seeks another term this fall. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri discusses the troubles facing Musharraf and Pakistan's…
On the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad, thousands of Shiite Muslims called to action by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr marched peacefully in the streets of Kufa and Najaf demanding an end to U.S. military presence in Iraq.
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Thousands of Iraqis heeded Muqtada al-Sadr's call to protest the U.S. occupation on Monday, highlighting the rift between the Shiite leader and U.S. forces that has further complicated relations between Washington and Iraqi leader Nouri al-Maliki.
Up to 5,000 supporters of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet attended his funeral Tuesday, while several thousand protesters rallied in the city center. Elizabeth Farnsworth reports from Santiago on how Chileans are reacting to Pinochet's death.
Felipe Calderon was sworn in as Mexico's president in a closed-door ceremony Friday, after brawls in the National Congress between his conservative supporters and leftist lawmakers illustrated his narrow win.
Pope Benedict XVI's comments that link Islam and the Prophet Muhammad to violence has sparked protest and criticism from the Muslim community. Experts analyze the broader implications of these remarks and the state of relations between Catholics and Muslims.
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