America's new ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, didn't exactly get the warmest of welcomes.
An increase in unsafe abortions continues to put women's health in jeopardy, despite a worldwide decline in abortions, a new study has found.
Gunmen killed five European tourists, wounded two and kidnapped two others in Ethiopia's remote Afar region, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday.
A prime suspect in the Christmas Day bombings that killed more than 40 Nigerians in attacks aimed at Christian churches has escaped from police custody, officials said.
Veteran dissident has been indicted by Chinese authorities on charges of attempting to subvert the state for writing a poem urging people to gather to defend their freedoms, his lawyer said Tuesday, the latest in a string of indictments or trials of popular dissidents this year.
Oil drilling is under way in two locations in Somalia's northern Puntland region, Africa Oil has said.
The defense began its case Tuesday in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who, according to the prosecution, is complicit in the killing of hundreds of protestors during last year's uprising against his regime.
Let's from the get-go point out the obvious: Iran does not, even in the slightest, have any intention of quitting its attempts to acquire nuclear weapons. And why should they? No one is stopping them.
A hacker network purported to be based in Saudi Arabia is reportedly to blame for the disruption of Israel's Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and national airline El Al Web sites on Monday, officials at both companies confirmed.
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for the 2010 murder of 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores, a woman he met at a Lima casino.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the U.S. restored diplomatic relations with Myanmar as the country's new civilian government has made rapid reforms, including the release of prominent political prisoners and a cease-fire with ethnic Karen rebels.
A German Catholic priest admitted in court Thursday to 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys in the past decade, adding that he didn't think he was doing anything wrong.
In makeshift churches and at mass grave sites, Haitians congregated Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake that ravaged the country, killing roughly 300,000 people and leaving more than 1.5 million homeless.
At least two of the four Marines captured on an Internet video that appears to show them urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan have been identified, an official said Thursday.
Nearly 200 activists were barred by Syrian authorities to enter the country to deliver aid supplies to civilian victims of President Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown on an anti-government uprising, organizers said.
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari left the country Thursday for a one-day private affair to Dubai, amid an escalating crisis between his civilian government and the Army, officials said.
Following the call for a nationwide strike and mass rallies to protest a controversial government decision to end fuel subsidies, the northern Nigeria's Kaduna State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in an attempt to prevent further break down of violence.
Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the 2010 case of 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores, a woman he met at a Lima casino.
Brazil will grant visas to thousands of Haitians migrants who arrived in the country illegally from Bolivia and Peru looking for work, government officials said Tuesday.
In a private wedding ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands, British rocker Bryan Ferry has married his 36-years-younger girlfriend, Amanda Sheppard.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck 270 miles southwest of Banda Aceh in Indonesia's Sumatra region, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, prompting local officials to issue a tsunami warning.
In a rather quick turnaround, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's new government has been forced to deal with its first ethics scandal as a top official resigned after reports alleged he accepted paid holidays in a luxury Tuscan hotel while serving under a previous center-left administration.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad started his four-nation Latin American tour Sunday with a pit stop in Venezuela for a powwow with his ally, President Hugo Chavez, who defended his counterpart by saying Iran is facing U.S. warmongering threats amid tensions over its nuclear program.
A Polish military prosecutor defending his department against allegations that it had broken the law shot himself in the head Monday after cutting short a news conference. The cameras were still rolling.
In a stadium packed with tens of thousands of dancing revelers, South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, celebrated its 100th anniversary Sunday, amid accusations that it has not delivered on its promises since taking power in 1994, namely resolving outstanding issues with poverty and unemployment.
Exiled former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has announced he will return to the country at the end of January to take the helm of his party's parliamentary election campaigning, as, he said, he is the only one capable of doing so.
Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they are trying to evacuate 20,000 people in the state of Rio de Janeiro after a dam burst following days of torrential rain.
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot on Friday said he would sincerely confess to killing a Peruvian woman in 2010, a plea strategy aimed at reducing his eventual prison sentence. As a result, a Peruvian judge postponed his murder trial to Wednesday.
The husband of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko won political asylum in the Czech Republic Friday, as he and Tymoshenko's party said the government launched a criminal investigation against him, the Associated Press reported.
A suicide bomber in the Syrian capital is responsible for an explosion that tore through a busy intersection, hitting a police bus and killing 25 people, and injuring dozens more in the second Damascus attack in two weeks.