Hezbollah militants in Lebanon on Sunday fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel, prompting a reprisal of heavy Israeli artillery fire in a rare burst of fighting between them. Although the shooting quickly subsided without casualties on either side, the situation remained volatile. The bitter enemies, which fought aRead More →

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said Russia refused to grant them visas for a visit to Moscow next week, amid disagreement within Washington and among U.S. allies over whether Russia should be readmitted to the Group of Seven. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said on Tuesday that Russia denied him a visa.Read More →

Indian lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to end the Muslim practice of instant divorce two years after the Supreme Court ruled that it violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.  Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the bill’s approval by the upper house of parliament reflects the empowerment ofRead More →