Dismissing skeptics on Sunday when he visited the Shroud of Turin, Pope Benedict XVI said the burial cloth was none other than the same robe that once 'wrapped the remains' of Jesus Christ.
Greece’s eurozone partners and the IMF this weekend agreed to a $146 billion bailout to stem the Greece crisis. But in return, the country’s leaders have been forced to implement a harsh austerity program.
The Non-Proliferation Treaty was designed to limit the acquisition of nuclear weapons to five countries who already had them. But now four more states have joined the nuclear club – an 'erosion' of the treaty that could spell its doom.
The NPT was created to reduce the risk of nuclear war. But today many see nuclear terrorism as the greater threat. The Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) can help by safeguarding nuclear material, say arms control analysts.
The guilty verdict announced Monday for Pakistani gunman Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab closed one chapter of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. But the impact on counterterrorism policy is still slowly unfolding.
A bomb attack in a Mogadishu mosque this weekend failed to kill Fuad Shongole, a top leader of Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militia. But the Somalia mosque bomb is taking fighting there to a new level of intensity.
Iraqi officials today began a manual recount of 20 percent of the Iraq election ballots cast in the March 7 parliamentary race. But Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tried also to get an audit – a comparison of every ballot and every voter's signature.
Experts cast doubt on the Pakistan Taliban’s apparent claim to have planned the Times Square bombing and its threat to attack US cities.
In the 2008 Mumbai attack, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab of Pakistan, was found guilty Monday on 80 charges, including waging war against India, which carries a life sentence or death penalty. Two Indians were charged, but acquitted, of providing logistical support.
Leslie Clark, a California artist, creates ‘fixed points’ along nomads' routes to bring health care and education to Niger.
North Korea’s secretive leader Kim Jong-il may be visiting China, as reports emerged of a ‘special’ train – his preferred means of travel – at the border. Kim may seek his powerful ally’s help on dwindling food aid.
Nepal's Maoists – former rebels who joined a peace process in 2006, won the right to govern in 2008, then resigned after a dispute a year later – say they will continue their protests until they are returned to power. The nationwide strike began Sunday.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said today he is preparing a 'roadmap' to resolving the two-month standoff between his government and Red Shirt protesters that has claimed 27 lives.
Progressive Catholics and theologians in the US and Europe say the Vatican's model of a priest is outdated. The global sexual abuse scandal has sharpened the church's inner struggle over how to reform that model.
Militants from the Hizbul Islam group – a hard-line rival to Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militia – have seized the main port used by Somali pirates. What will happen to the more than 300 foreign hostages held for ransom by the pirates?
The morning after a Times Square car bomb failed to detonate, authorities are launching a wide probe to find the suspects.
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference opens at the United Nations on Monday. Reducing nuclear weapons is a key issue for President Obama, but there are many challenges.
President Ahmadinejad is seeking to cut $40 billion in government subsidies to create, in effect, a slush fund that critics say will be used as a political tool to keep voters and his political allies happy.
The 2007 'presalt' offshore oil discoveries have turned Brazil's town of Macaé into a booming port where more than 4,000 companies, and at least one yoga studio, have established a presence.
Mullah Abdul Qayyum Zakir, a former Guantánamo detainee, is considered to be the day-to-day leader of the Afghanistan Taliban insurgency. A look at his rise to power based on interviews with more than a dozen current and former associates.