The photos feature President Assad and wife Asma surrounded by adoring Syrians, with few signs of the conflict that is tearing the country apart.
The bombings, which killed dozens, are just another in a series of security failures that have eroded Iraqis' trust in their government.
Protesters blocked the exits to Bulgaria's parliament Tuesday night, trapping more than 100 people inside. Police ended the standoff, but unhappiness with the government remains high.
This weekend saw one of the highest death tolls for Syrian rebels in a civil war that has now claimed an estimated 93,000 lives.
The art world fears that the mother of a man suspected in the theft of seven masterpieces from a Dutch art museum burned the priceless evidence.
Zetas leader captured: The arrest of drug kingpin Miguel Angel Treviño Morales could open the door to internal power struggles and challenges from other cartels.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald says the former NSA contractor has 'thousands of documents' that detail how the security agency operates.
The Russian report alleges that the rebels fired a rocket laced with homemade sarin into Aleppo in March.
At least 40 people were killed Monday at a street demonstration, prompting one of the main religious parties to withdraw support for the military-led transitional government.
On Friday Spain became the first European government to admit it believed Edward Snowden was aboard a flight carrying Bolivia's president that was grounded in Austria Tuesday.
The Mounties say they foiled a pressure cooker bomb plot that was 'inspired by Al Qaeda ideology.' Others find the tie to be tenuous at best.
The simmering conflict in China's western province of Xinjiang boiled over again Wednesday, with state media reporting 27 people died in the latest violence to hit the largely Muslim region.
Two separate groups, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, have claimed responsibility for the attack. The mountain – the world's ninth-highest peak – has been evacuated.
Bagram Air Base attack: The Taliban killed four US soldiers overnight, as the US sought talks with the militant group. The Bagram Air Base attack infuriated Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
The latest documents released by former NSA employee Edward Snowden reveal a broad range of surveillance rolled out during the 2009 G20 summit in London, targeting both allies and opponents.
North Korea's refusal to take South Korea's phone calls has dashed hopes for proposed peace talks.
The French government is considering how it can provide advanced weaponry to Syria's rebels, but with safeguards that could limit the weapons from falling into the wrong hands.
The British Foreign Office found the presence of sarin gas in several samples from Syria a day after the French government said there was 'no doubt' the chemical weapon was used by Assad's forces.
Far from softening in the face of a public backlash, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a combative tone with reporters.
Drone kills top Pakistani militant: A US drone attack that reportedly targeted the No. 2 leader of the Pakistani Taliban killed six people in North Waziristan.