UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland yielded a provisional agreement to allow civilians to leave a besieged city, but rebel demands for a dictator's exit are hitting a wall.
A fragile truce remains in effect in the embattled Ukrainian capital of Kiev. But many are starting to question if the country can hold together.
Bangkok shutdown: Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters thronged Bangkok today. Police kept a low profile and the head of the army denied a coup is in the works.
The US promised to support Iraq's fight to oust Al Qaeda fighters from occupied cities in Anbar Province – but no boots on the ground. Iran has also offered support.
President Kiir called the fighting an 'attempted coup' in the world's newest nation.
Ukrainian riot police withdrew from Independence Square after overnight clashes, leaving jubilant protesters. US and EU diplomats were on the scene.
President Yanukovych wants to establish a 'platform for understanding,' but with riot police taking up positions around the main protest site in Kiev, the conciliatory move may come too late.
Krampus will make your children scream. Black Pete may just leave you speechless.
An attack on the ministry of defense today killed at least 20 people. No group has claimed responsibility, but Al Qaeda militants are increasingly targeting Yemen's military.
There are discouraging signs for talks scheduled for January: the main rebel forces will not send a representative, and President Assad has less reason to compromise after recent battlefield gains.
Despite encouragement to boycott the summit, UK Prime Minister Cameron toured a former Tamil Tiger stronghold, trying to draw attention to 'chilling events' at the end of Sri Lanka's civil war.
The International Court of Justice ruled that a square kilometer around the Preah Vihear temple belongs to Cambodia, but left most of the Thai-Cambodian border dispute for resolution later.
Egypt's former President Morsi, deposed in a July coup and now in the dock along with fellow members of the Muslim Brotherhood, refused to recognize the court's authority.
German media cite unnamed NSA sources saying Obama knew Merkel was tapped. US sources on and off the record say it isn't so.
France summoned the US ambassador today after Le Monde reported that the NSA intercepted 70.3 million phone calls and text messages in France over 13 months.
The latest leak about the NSA alleges that the US government uses foreign technology companies to collect hundreds of millions of digital contacts worldwide, including those of Americans.
A militia that fought against Muammar Qaddafi in Libya's civil war two years ago claimed responsibility for Zeidan's abduction, saying it detained him on orders from the prosecutor general.
Many Libyans say US special forces raid that captured alleged Al Qaeda operative violated their sovereignty.
The rise in bombings across Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan threatens to match levels of violence not seen since the Iraqi insurgency in the late 2000s.