The reports from South Korea's intelligence services could not yet be independently verified. But they have kicked off a debate about Kim Jong-un's grip on power.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces mounting protests over a controversial amnesty bill. Antigovernment protesters have occupied government facilities.
The suicide bombers who killed at least 22 people at the Beirut embassy were almost certainly Sunni jihadis seeking revenge for Iran's support for the Assad regime in Syria's civil war.
Nasiruddin Haqqani served as the chief fundraiser for the Haqqani network, which has ties to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
The verdicts against members of the former Bangladesh Rifles for the 2009 uprising come amid nationwide strikes.
President Obama may order the NSA to halt all eavesdropping on the heads of state of US allies.
The US insists that almost all drone strikes in Pakistan hit legitimate targets, but a new Amnesty International report says at least 29 civilians have been killed since 2012.
The case of Russian anticorruption crusader and former Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny has put a spotlight on politically motivated trials in the country.
North Korea went on high alert and said the US should forgo planned military exercises with Japan and South Korea. But it could have a hidden agenda.
American fast-food chains are appearing on every street corner in El Salvador, but globalization isn't the main culprit.
Greece has been struggling to find ways to limit the influence of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party. But some worry moving against Golden Dawn lawmakers could backfire.
US hopes that the post-Chávez era might usher in better US-Venezuelan ties were dashed with President Maduro's announcement that he was expelling three 'Yankee' diplomats.
Dual attacks in Indian-administered Kashmir killed at least eight and drew calls from Indian politicians to cancel the upcoming meeting between the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers.
As police scour the rubble in Nairobi's Westgate mall, analysts warn that the country will be vulnerable to future attacks unless security policies are changed.
Hurricane Ingrid on the Gulf coast and Hurricane Manuel on the Pacific have slammed Mexico, causing flooding and mudslides that have killed at least 80 people. More rain is expected.
Turkey is openly opposed to the Assad regime and has supported rebel groups, allowing weapons to cross the Turkish border to Assad's chagrin.
Two separate incidents, both carried out by Muslim separatist groups, indicate that more than four decades of religious conflict are not over.
A Russian proposal to put Syria's chemical weapons stockpile under international control has revived international diplomacy on Syria.