After more than four months in captivity, the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday released 17 teenage boys after they mistakenly crossed the Afghan border in September, according to a senior Pakistani government official.
A group of file-sharers in Sweden has managed to get the government to recognize it as a religious community.
Death by hanging for ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been demanded by the prosecutor in his trial, who said the former leader was complicit in the killing of protestors during last year's uprising against his regime.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned in 2008 amid corruption charges, was indicted Thursday on new charges of allegedly seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in three controversial real estate projects.
Tis the season for protests, and Nigeria is not excluded.
A severe attempt to clamp down on Internet freedoms, a new law has outlawed Belorussian citizens from accessing foreign Web sites; violating the law is a misdemeanor, punishable by fines and the closure of businesses.
As if being tasked with solving the Eurozone debt crisis is not job enough, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now has to defend her choice of Christian Wulff for president as information has emerged that he tried to prevent media from reporting about his private business dealings.
In his traditional new year's press conference, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda pledged Wednesday to revive the area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
In the first protest against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban since he came to power in May, tens of thousands of Hungarian opposition groups demonstrated against the country's new constitution.
Gathering in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have come together in an effort to jumpstart long-stalled negotiations, the first face-to-face meeting in more than a year.
Saying the Korean peninsula was at a turning point, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Monday urged North Korea to embrace a new era by using its new change of government head to transform Korean ties.
As violence persists, and gunfire continues to threaten civilian lives, a pan-Arab body called Sunday for the immediate withdrawal of Arab League monitors in Syria, saying President Bashar al-Assad's government maintains violence despite their presence.
At least 10 people have died in clashes between activists and Syrian forces in the Damascus area, as troops fired nail bombs to disperse throngs of anti-government demonstrators gathered in cities across Syria Friday.
Woken up without explanation and carried to a police vehicle on a stretcher, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been moved from a Kiev prison to a remote prison colony about 300 miles east of the capital on Friday, her party said.
An Israeli man convicted of killing his former boss and five of his family members after being fired has been sentenced to six life prison sentences by the Petah Tikva District Court, one for each of the six members of the family he murdered.
A prominent Chinese human rights activist, known for her fight against government land grabs, went on trial Thursday, the third dissident in a week to be prosecuted in China.
A team of Arab League monitors will begin its third day of observation Thursday by visiting three more Syrian cities, following the Syrian government's announcement that it had released 755 prisoners and the observers' leader saying he had seen nothing frightening during an initial trip to the violence-wracked city of Homs.
Afghanistan will accept a Taliban liaison office in Qatar to jumpstart peace negotiations on condition that no foreign power can involve itself in the process without its consent, the government peace council said Tuesday.
A team of Arab League monitors began its second day of work in the Syrian city of Homs Wednesday, the scene of violent battle between regime troops and opposition protestors, just as the government announced the release of 755 political prisoners.
After spending four days in hospital following heart surgery, Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, was released Tuesday morning.
The Obama administration is debating allowing Yemen's outgoing president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to travel to the U.S. for medical treatment, a senior administration official said Monday.
Chinese dissident Chen Xi has become the second dissident in four days to be jailed for inciting subversions through online essays; he was given a 10-year jail sentence by a Chinese court in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's guilty verdict and seven-year jail sentence was upheld Friday by a Ukrainian appeals court.
The United States is urging the United Nations Security Council to implement greater sanction on Iran, saying harsher action could slow down the country's nuclear program.
Batman star Christian Bale should feel embarrassed for trying to visit a prominent Chinese human rights activist detained in his home in eastern Shandong Province while he promoted his latest film, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Iran will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS News on Monday, adding that despite efforts to spoil Iran's nuclear program the country has already progressed enough to assemble a bomb within a year or less.
Army deserters killed by Syrian forces in one of the bloodiest massacres of the country's nine-month uprising as Arab League peace observers set to enter the country.
After standing by her husband after he was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a New York hotel chambermaid in May, Anne Sinclair, the wife of shamed former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been voted Woman of the Year in a new French poll.
In China to promote his new film, actor Christian Bale was assaulted by government-backed guards as he attempted to visit a prominent Chinese activist detained in his home in eastern Shandong Province.
Blogger and human rights activist, Zainab al-Khawaja, who called Bahrain a dictatorship, was arrested Thursday during an anti-government protest in the Gulf kingdom.