At least six people have been killed amid ongoing violence over the improper disposal of Qurans at NATO's main base in Afghanistan.
A prominent Egyptian presidential candidate was wounded in an apparent carjacking late Thursday in Cairo
The World Bank was on Friday to propose a coalition of governments, global organisations and other groups to protect the oceans, aiming to raise $1.5 billion in the next five years for the purpose.
In a final twist to a five-year legal drama, the Peruvian government today appealed to the US Supreme Court to prevent the return to Spain of mountains of salvaged 19th-century lucre that are sitting in a US air base in Florida, according to The Asso
Venezuela's ailing socialist president, Hugo Chavez, will fly to Cuba for an unknown period to undergo new cancer surgery that has shaken the South American nation before an October presidential election.
Scuffles outside parliament in La Paz as disabled protesters call for government to pay them an annual subsidy.
Israeli officials were likely hoping that their policy of detention without charges would stop being a topic of discussion after Khader Adnan ended his hunger strike earlier this week.
U.S. President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday for NATO troops' burning of Korans, which has led to violent protests.
Vladimir Putin praised Cold War-era scientists on Thursday for stealing U.S. nuclear secrets so that United States would not be the world's sole atomic power, in comments reflecting his vision of Russia as a counterweight to U.S. power.
BUENOS AIRES: Forty-nine people were killed and 461 treated in hospital after a packed commuter train slammed into the buffers and safety barriers at one of Buenos Aires's busiest railway stations.
NGOs mushroomed in Venezuela after Chavez's 1998 electoral triumph, and at the moment their number estimatedly reaches several hundred.
Authorities in Uganda were investigating the death of a U.S. reality television producer whose work includes "The Amazing Race" and "Whale Wars,'" officials said Wednesday.
At least 49 are reported dead and over 600 injured after a train hit a busy station in Buenos Aires. Some remain trapped inside a damaged carriage.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's election rival wished him a fast recovery on Wednesday while allies closed ranks behind the "comandante" whose announcement of new surgery in Cuba revived doubts over his future.
Two Western journalists, one American and one French, were killed early Wednesday as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad pursued a deadly bombardment of the central city of Homs, according to activists and officials.
Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik reportedly killed in Bab Amr assault as activists warn of humanitarian crisis.
In the face of police brutality, thousands of students, parents, professors and others are on the streets of Valencia
The financial power broker whose political career was ruined last year after he was accused of attempted rape in New York, was held overnight for a second day of questioning by police officials in an investigation into a prostitution ring accused of
The British government has dusted off previously shelved plans to create huge databases, enabling spy agencies to monitor every phone call, email and text message as well as websites visited by everyone in the country.
Vladimir Putin will be elected president in the first round of March's election with more than half the vote
Some of the very best Argentine steak houses are in Amsterdam, some of America’s very best rodeo cowboys are Brazilian and some of the world’s very best beach volleyball courts are high in the Swiss Alps.
Lauded for its economic stability and entrepreneurial opportunities, interns and career changers alike are looking to Latin America to launch their careers.
Yemenis head to the polls to elect a president to succeed Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was forced from power by a popular uprising that brought the impoverished Arab country to the brink of civil war. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is the consensus
Syrians report electricity shortages in Homs and Damascus, as Syrian President Bashar Assad tries minimizing pressure by a referendum on changes to the constitution that do not satisfy the opposition.
Kalashnikov have unveiled the latest incarnation of their iconic assault rifle, the AK-47. The company says new generation firearm called the AK-12 combines reliability with precision, and can be used with one hand.
China's central bank cut the amount of cash banks must hold in reserves on Saturday, boosting lending capacity by an estimated 350-400 billion yuan ($55.6-$63.5 billion) in a bid to crank up credit creation as the world's second-biggest economy faces
Syrian security forces have fired on a huge protest against President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, opposition activists said, shortly after a Chinese envoy appealed for a halt to 11 months of violence.
Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after experts fully assess the risks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday.
The FBI and the U.S. Capitol Police arrested a Moroccan man Friday in downtown Washington after a lengthy investigation into an alleged plot to carry out a shooting spree and a suicide bombing at the Capitol.
QUITO, Ecuador — President Rafael Correa said Thursday he was considering a pardon for Ecuador's main opposition newspaper after the nation's highest court upheld a $42 million criminal libel verdict against it.