In a scene of anger that looked like a replay of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, dozens of hard-line Iranian students stormed the British Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, tearing down the Union Jack flag and flinging documents out of windows.
Super heavyweight lifter Vasily Alekseyev, who dominated the sport throughout the 1970s, and also became a Soviet-era Cold War icon, has died at the age of 69.
When The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20, 2012, remember it well, for it will be the last time Christian Bale will star as the Caped Crusader.
The Arab League has given Syria an ultimatum and only 24 hours to decide between allowing observers into the country or facing harsh economic sanctions that would see the freezing of assets and the stoppage of all financial dealings.
In an exercise of caution, the United States Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens to depart Syria immediately, and Turkey's foreign ministry likewise beseeched its citizens to find return flights home through Saudi Arabia in order to avoid the mounting pandemonium going on in Syria.
President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at the American missile defense system in Europe if it does not go ahead with an agreement with Washington and NATO on how the systems will be built.
Nearly three years into his Oval Office tenure, President Barack Obama issued his first commutation to a woman who has served 10 years of a 22-year sentence for cocaine distribution.
Despite mounting pressure from the U.S. and the European Union, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has insisted on keeping former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko imprisoned on a conviction of power abuse.
May no soldier go unloved is the slogan used by the non-profit, volunteer-led organization Soldiers Angels that has been assisting families of veterans and veterans deployed, wounded and moving back into society. These volunteers are mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters of soldiers, as well as regular Americans who know the sacrifices our military makes to keep all of us safe.
With key parliamentary elections only a week away, Egypt has once again spiraled into turmoil as thousands of protestors in Cairo's Tahrir Square called for the ousting of the military-led, interim civilian government, and getting what they chanted for as the country's army-appointed government handed in its resignation Monday.
For more than 43 years, Larry Munson was the definitive voice of the Georgia Bulldogs, drawing in listeners with his euphoniously gravely sound. And for 43 years, Munson, who died Sunday at the age of 89, was unabashed in letting it be known that his cheering predilections would always have him coming out on the side of the Bulldogs.
A woman and her daughter accused of moral deviation and adultery were dead, allegedly by the Taliban, in their eastern Afghanistan home Friday, according to reports.
A Human Rights Watch report charged the Syrian government, and its systematic crackdown on civilians, with crimes against humanity, calling for the Arab League to suspend Syria's membership.
Despite the current global economic crisis -- which seems to have taken a relative stranglehold on Europe -- France has somehow managed to weather the storm. And, perhaps, thrive, if even just a bit.
An Indian court on Wednesday found 31 people guilty of killing 33 Muslims by setting a building on fire during religious riots in the state of Gujarat in 2002.
As the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency prepares to unveil its report on Iran's nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that the Islamic republican did not need a nuclear mob to confront the United States.
A stampede at a religious festival in northern India, on the banks of the Ganges River, killed at least 16 people Monday, officials said.
Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's 2009 death by an overdose of propofol, a powerful surgical anesthetic.
Ever since Ai Weiwei was hit with a $2.4 million tax bill, or 15 million yuan, donations have been flying over the wall of the artist's compound in northeastern Beijing on the backs of paper airplanes.
France, Britain and Colombia plan to abstain from a Security Council vote granting Palestinians statehood, two United Nations diplomats said Thursday.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has condemned the petrol bomb attack on the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hedbo, saying it was an assault on freedom of expression.
Gay couples will be able to take part in civil partnerships in church and other places of worship next month when a ban restricting gay ceremonies in religious institutions in England is lifted.
Health officials say there has not been a case of polio in India for nine months, the longest the country has ever been polio-free.
The offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hedbo, which published a special Arab Spring edition Wednesday with the prophet Muhammad as guest editor-in-chief, were destroyed in a petrol bomb attack overnight, police said.
Signs of nuclear fission at the crippled Fukushima atomic power plant have been discovered, raising the risk of increased radiation emissions, officials said Wednesday, suggesting one of its reactors could have a new problem.
Washington has been applying the pressure on the UN Security Council to level new sanctions on Tehran as fears arise that Israel will conduct a unilateral strike against Iran's suspected nuclear facilities, the Israeli newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, reported.
Qatar will hold its first legislative election in two years, Qatar News Agency reported, citing a statement by the ruling emir.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization voted overwhelmingly in favor of granting full membership to the Palestinian Authority, but it will cost the agency the United States' portion of its funding.
A warrant has been issued by Tunisia, summoning the widow of deceased Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat over a corruption scandal, the state news agency reported Monday.
A car bomb explosion in Kandahar, Afghanistan, killed five people Monday, including three United Nations employees near the offices of the UN refugee agency.