Qatar bars U.S. couple from leaving after acquittal on child murder charge
A representative for the family of an American couple cleared by a Qatari appeals court of wrongdoing in the death of their adopted daughter says they...
Mother of German MH17 victim takes Ukraine to human rights court
The mother of a victim of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has begun legal proceedings against Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights.
To flee anti-gay violence, scores of Russians seek U.S. asylum
An increase in the number of Russian gays seeking asylum in the United States is due in part to the worsening anti-gay climate in Russia, according to...
Man linked to heroin ring in ‘71 film nabbed again
Alfred Catino’s criminal record is a colorful history of drug dealing and prison sentences dating back to the 1960s, when federal authorities say...
Pope visits iconic religious sites in Istanbul
On the second leg of his three-day visit to Turkey, Pope Francis on Saturday stood in two minutes of silent prayer facing east inside one of Istanbul’s...
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak acquitted of all charges
An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters in the 2011 revolt that ended his three-decade...
Pope calls for Muslim opposition to IS as rebels push forward in Syria
Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders to condemn the “barbaric violence” being committed in Islam’s name against religious minorities in...
Lack of reforms keep poorest countries poor despite economic growth
The United Nations warns that the planet’s poorest nations have failed to cash in on strong economic growth due to a lack of structural reforms which...
World Trade Organization clinches historic first deal to cut red tape, poverty
After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization (WTO) pulled off a historic deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1...
China in talks with Russia over joint military drills in 2015
China’s defence ministry said on Thursday that it was in talks with Russian counterparts about joint military exercises next year, after Moscow announced...
Five killed as British Embassy vehicle hit by suicide bomb in Kabul
At least five people have been killed and more than 30 others injured after suicide bomber struck a British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital...
Ferguson crackdown sparks rebuke, Tiananmen Square comparison
The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability,...
Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July
A yearlong effort to seal a nuclear deal with Iran fizzled Monday, leaving the U.S.
Turkish President sparks outrage by saying ‘delicate’ women not equal to men
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked outrage today by declaring women are “delicate” and not equal to men - and for accusing feminists...
Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
Across the vast region under the control of the Islamic State (IS), a group calling itself the Islamic Police is actively conscripting children for battle...
Suicide attack kills 45 at volleyball tournament in east Afghanistan
Forty-five people were killed and at least 50 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball tournament in eastern...
Extremist who burned passport in ISIS video grew up in small French village
One of three Kalashnikov-wielding Islamists seen burning their French passports on an Islamic State-made propaganda video this week grew up in a small...
U.S. plans to arm Iraq’s Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars
The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq, including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds, to help bolster the battle...
'Big gaps' remain in nuclear talks between Iran and western powers
World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome crucial differences that are preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s...
Pope Francis embraces children with autism at Vatican family gathering
Pope Francis tenderly embraced children with autism spectrum disorders, some of whom avoided meeting his gaze, during an audience Saturday aimed at offering...
UN urges Myanmar to grant citizenship to Rohingya Muslim minority
The United Nations adopted a resolution Friday urging Myanmar to grant citizenship to its Rohingya Muslim minority, ramping up pressure on Yangon to scrap...
Canadian military veterans said to be aiding rebel fight on Islamic State
A half-dozen former Canadian armed forces personnel were reported on Friday to be enlisting with Kurdish fighters to combat the terror group that calls...
China hospital gives men chance to experience the pain of childbirth
About 100 men have signed up to be tortured by simulating childbirth at the Aima maternity hospital.
'I couldn't open my door': Man trapped by snow is freed after four days
A man who said he was trapped in his home for four days amid record snowfall in Buffalo, New York, has been rescued by the National Guard.
Have you seen giraffes on a plane? Interpol want to hear from you
The search is on for the man who loaded live giraffes onto a Tanzanian military plane heading for Qatar - and other people who have carried out environmental...
Five Guantanamo inmates sent to Georgia, Slovakia: U.S.
The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial U.S.
Japan, world waits braces for ‘rude, spirited’ Beaujolais Nouveau
As the clock strikes midnight Wednesday, corks will pop the world over on new bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, with oenophiles in Asia getting the first...
Celeb-filled ad silently confronts world’s slow response to Ebola crisis
Sometimes silence speaks louder than words. A new PSA featuring some of today’s brightest stars does not feature their acting abilities—it just shows...
India police uncover bodies after storming guru’s giant compound
The bodies of four women and an 18-month-old child have been found inside an Indian guru’s heavily fortified ashram, a day after police tried to...
Iran’s Zarif says nuclear deal possible if no ‘excessive demands’ are made
Iran and six world powers began a final round of nuclear talks in Vienna on Tuesday, six days before a deadline for a deal with differences still considerable...