The death of a U.S. Marine in southern Afghan combat has ushered in a grim milestone.
Argentina's star-studded team went top of South America's 2014 World Cup qualifying group as Lionel Messi inspired a 4-0 thrashing of Ecuador on Saturday.
South Korea beat Kuwait 2-0 Wednesday to seal their place in the final stage of Asia World Cup qualifying as Group B winners.
A Colorado man arrested on terror charges made an initial appearance in court on Monday, the Justice Department said.
Chris Lawrence reports on the mistaken NATO air attack on Pakistani military outposts in which 24 soldiers were killed.
Call it the ultimate in military logistics. As land routes from Pakistan into Afghanistan are cut, sabotaged or otherwise interrupted, the U.S. military has developed alternative railroad routes that make the Orient Express look like a branch line.
Iraq scored in injury time Friday to beat 10-man China 1-0 and all but end their opponent's hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked Tajikistan's president Saturday for his country's support of efforts to defeat al-Qaeda and bring security to neighboring Afghanistan.
Restoration works are underway in Azerbaijan repaving trade routes stretching across the globe thousands of years ago.
One of the greatest trading routes of all time, the ancient Silk Road is again enticing travelers back to its path.
Jordan took a step nearer qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time with a 3-0 win over Singapore Tuesday to top Asian Group A with a 100 per cent record.
A New York Fashion Week show by the daughter of an Uzbek leader criticised over his human rights record has been cancelled.
When it comes to mandatory education, Puerto Rico and Venezuela stand apart from the rest of the world.
A strong earthquake rattled Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan early Wednesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring many more, Uzbekistan's national news agency reported.
Two goals from Ji Dong-won ensured South Korea ended the Asian Cup in third place after they beat Uzbekistan 3-2 in Qatar.
Japan secured their place in the final of the Asian Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot out victory over South Korea.
Japan recovered from having a player sent off to snatch a last-gasp 3-2 win over Asian Cup hosts Qatar in Doha and reach the semifinals on Friday.
Holders Iraq sealed their place in the last eight of the Asian Cup in Doha after a narrow 1-0 victory over North Korea.
A hat-trick from Shinji Okazaki helped Japan to a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup as Group B winners.
China took advantage of a Kuwait sending-off to make a winning start to the 2011 Asian Cup on Saturday.
Host nation Qatar began their Asian Cup campaign in the worst possible fashion, losing 2-0 to Uzbekistan in their opening Group A match in Doha.
Yusef Ahmed's double strike gave Qatar a crucial 2-0 triumph over China on Wednesday which kept alive the 2011 Asian Cup host nation's hopes of progressing past the group stage.
Afghan visitors pose for photos and pretend to sell each other passenger tickets next to a rusty little locomotive in a shattered corner of the Afghan capital.
After nearly a century, a modern railroad is under construction in Afghanistan. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
World Number 8 Tomas Berdych is profiled by Pat Cash and is asked where has he improved his Tennis?
International observers hailed the vote in Kyrgyzstan as peaceful on Monday, a day after citizens overwhelmingly approved a new constitution in a nationwide referendum.
Refugees fleeing Kyrgyzstan's spasms of violence are accusing the central Asian nation's security forces of carrying out some of the deadly attacks.
Kyrgyzstan will investigate allegations that government troops were involved in ethnic violence, an official said Sunday.
The acting president of Kyrgyzstan said when it comes to the recent ethnic clashes in her country, she would multiply the official death toll by 10, according to the Russian news website Kommersant.
CNN's Matthew Chance crosses the border into southern Kyrgyzstan, to see the plight of displaced ethnic Uzbeks.
In just the past week, another 100,000 people have joined the rolls of the world's refugees; they were forced to flee violence in Kyrgyzstan across the border into Uzbekistan.
About 300,000 people are now estimated to be internally displaced in Kyrgyzstan by ethnic violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday, citing information from the Kyrgyz interim government and non-governmental organizations.
CNN's Matthew Chance has an exclusive look at the plight of refugees at a camp on the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border.
Lying on his hospital bed in Andijan, in eastern Uzbekistan, 65-year-old Khikmatullo Urunbayev, an ethnic Uzbek grandfather from Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, had tears in his eyes as he lifted his arm for us to see.
The flow of refugees fleeing southern Kyrgyzstan has gone from a flood to a trickle, the Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry said.
CNN's Nic Robertson surveys the turmoil in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan.
The recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan threatens to further destabilize the central Asian country two months after President Kurmanbek Bakiev was toppled in an uprising.
Nic Robertson learns first hand how the conflict in Kyrgyzstan affects Kyrgyzs, Uzbecks and Russians in Osh.
The first U.N. aid plane arrived Wednesday in Uzbekistan to help the thousands of people who have fled ethnic clashes in neighboring Kyrgyzstan, officials with a U.N. Refugee agency said Wednesday.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports from a refugee camp on the Uzbekistan side of the border with Kyrgyzstan.
Life in this embattled country's second-largest city appeared calm Tuesday even as concerns over the plight of refugees grew.
Tens of thousands of Uzbeks are fleeing ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan amid what one aid official described Sunday as a "humanitarian catastrophe," according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Four men were convicted in Germany on Thursday in connection with a foiled terrorist plot against Western targets, court officials said.
German federal prosecutors said Friday they have arrested a man suspected of helping a terrorist cell that allegedly plotted attacks against U.S. troops in Germany.
Britain cannot guarantee that its allies are not torturing terror suspects, two top government ministers said Sunday.
Japan became the first team to qualify for the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with a 1-0 win over Uzbekistan in Asian Group A on Saturday.
A U.S. government panel listed 13 countries Friday as "egregious" violators of religious freedom.
Four men accused of involvement in a foiled terrorist plot against Western targets went on trial Wednesday in Germany.
A journalist in Iran and two others in North Korea represent a tiny percentage of journalists worldwide who have been arrested for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group.
Australia were frustrated in their bid to become the first side to reach next year's World Cup finals in South Africa after beating Uzbekistan 2-0 to regain control of Asian Group A.
The e-mail arrived from Uzbekistan on February 26. It was titled "Bad News."
Kyrgyzstan's president signed a bill Friday to close an air base that the U.S. military uses as a route for troops and supplies heading into Afghanistan, the president announced on his Web site.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on why Kyrgyzstan wants to close a vital U.S. air base.
A Russian-led bloc of post-Soviet nations has agreed to establish a rapid-reaction military force to combat terrorists and respond to regional emergencies, Russian media reported Wednesday.
Common opinion holds that diplomacy involves careful negotiation and an ability to bite your tongue. But what happens when the political situation in a country is so corrupt that you feel it is your moral duty to speak out?
Children who are forced to pick cotton in Uzbekistan, farmers scratching out a living in Guatemala and salmon fishermen in Bristol Bay, Alaska, would not seem to have much in common. But all are feeling the global impact of Wal-Mart.
Harry Kewell has been named in Australia's 27-man squad for the World Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan on September 10.
At least three people were killed and 21 wounded Thursday when a fire at a Soviet-era military base in Uzbekistan spread to an ammunition depot, setting off a series of explosions, officials said.
The world heavyweight title re-match between WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev of Uzbekistan and Nikolai Valuev of Russia has been rescheduled for July 5.
Unrest over food prices in countries like Haiti is proving again the role of hunger in fomenting revolution
Poland struck twice in the second half to hold Russia to a 2-2 draw in a friendly on Wednesday.
South Korea beat Iran 4-2 on penalties after a grueling 0-0 draw in humid conditions to reach the Asian Cup semifinals on Sunday.
The Asian Games security task force is to try to track down supporters responsible for unruly behavior during Qatar's 1-0 defeat to Uzbekistan in the soccer tournament.
Borat Sagdiyev is sexist, racist and anti-Semitic. He is also the main character played by Sacha Baron Cohen, in the recently released film, "Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."
Bahrain have appealled to FIFA to have their World Cup playoff defeat by Trinidad & Tobago annulled because a late goal was disallowed for dangerous play.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Kabul Wednesday, making Afghanistan the latest stop on her tour of Asia that has been expanded to include a stop in earthquake-damaged Pakistan.
Bahrain and Uzbekistan will have to replay their World Cup play-off first leg match after being ordered to do so by FIFA.
Englishman Bobby Houghton has been named as coach of Uzbekistan's national team, signing a contract on Monday until the end of the year.
The forcible return of four Uzbek men who sought asylum in Kyrgyzstan after last month's violence in eastern Uzbekistan prompted the U.N. refugee agency to make an urgent appeal for a halt to any more deportations.
Mexico and the USA took one step nearer the World Cup finals in Germany next year with convincing victories in CONCACAF qualifying on Wednesday.
Citing the threat of possible terrorist attacks, the U.S. and Israeli embassies in Uzbekistan have ordered nonessential personnel to leave, the U.S. State Department and Israeli Foreign Ministry said.
Uzbekistan is unlikely to allow an independent probe into recent violent events in the central Asian nation, according to media reports.
The United Nations has called for an independent investigation into recent killings in Uzbekistan to assess reports of excessive use of force by authorities.
The Bush administration on Wednesday called for an international investigation into last week's violence in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan, and said it was becoming increasingly clear that Uzbek forces deliberately fired on protesters.
Foreign diplomats and journalists have arrived in the Uzbek city of Andijan to assess the death toll from the country's recent explosion of violence.
Condemnation by Britain of Uzbek soldiers who opened fire on protesters contrasts markedly to the near silence coming from its allies in Washington.
An Uzbek opposition leader says her party has compiled a list of 745 people allegedly killed by government troops in Uzbekistan.
Eight Uzbek soldiers and three Islamic militants died in a clash near the Kyrgyz border Sunday and more than 500 Uzbeks fled to safety across the frontier, villagers said, according to The Associated Press.
Anguished relatives have been searching for bodies in the Uzbek city of Andijan, where hundreds were killed in a military crackdown after anti-government protests that hardline President Islam Karimov blamed on Islamic radicals.
The United States has had good relations with the government of Uzbekistan in recent years but at the same time is bluntly critical of the country's political system and the human rights situation there.
Thousands were trying to flee the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan on Saturday, leaving behind the flaming wreckage of a former government building torched on the second day of violent anti-government demonstrations.
Clashes between security forces and protesters in eastern Uzbekistan have left several people dead after supporters of people jailed on charges of Islamic extremism stormed a prison and freed inmates, reports say.
Following is some background material on Kyrgyzstan.
At least three people were killed and several others wounded in explosion near the U.S. and Israeli embassies as well as at the state prosecutor's office the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
An explosion has rocked the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, a Russian news agency reported, in a fourth straight day of violence in the Central Asian country.
The United States has offered assistance to the government in Uzbekistan in finding out who was responsible for this week's series of bombings, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
At least 23 people have been killed as police clashed with suspected terrorists during a third straight day of violence in Uzbekistan, the Interior Ministry said.
A new blast, followed by a shootout between police and suspected extremists, has hit Uzbekistan -- a third straight day of violence in the Central Asian nation.
Thirty-seven people have been killed when a Uzbekistan Airways flight crashed as it reached the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, a spokesman for the country's interior ministry has told CNN.
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