Indonesia's top search and rescue official said the Airbus jet likely crashed into the sea as it flew from Indonesia to Singapore. While the plane hit bad weather, its route was close to that of six other planes in the area at the time.
The UN Security Council openly discussed North Korea's gulag and human rights abuses, despite the efforts of Russia and China to block it.
North Korea, amid ongoing fallout over 'The Interview,' has issued a new threat against the United States and refused to appear at a UN meeting on the country's human rights record.
Retaliation after the killing of more than 130 children in Peshawar targeted the Khyber tribal region along the border with Afghanistan. The Army claims at least 77 Pakistani Taliban were killed.
It's a common theme when it comes to US spending in Afghanistan. One official said accounting for spending on women was more of an 'optimistic, aspirational statement.'
Boko Haram militants kidnapped nearly 200 women and children and killed 32 people this week. The government, meanwhile, said 54 soldiers will face a firing squad for mutiny, assault, and disorderly behavior.
Four years after the start of the so-called Arab Spring, the US is back to business as usual with a military regime in Egypt.
The Pakistan Taliban said the attack was revenge against the Army for its crackdown in a tribal area. More than 130 children died in Tuesday's attack by gunmen on a school in Peshawar.
The ruble may be having a bad year, but it's not the worst.
Perhaps. But at least it shows that the ruble's current woes shouldn't be a surprise to bankers and policymakers.
Most of the dead are young students. Pakistani militants say they targeted the military-run institution in Peshawar in retaliation for military offensives in northwestern tribal areas.
The Iranian immigrant to Australia has had an erratic and violent past.
A major English language, pro-Islamic State Twitter account turns out to be run by a Hawaiian-shirt-wearing executive in Bangalore, India.
Tanking oil prices may force Iraq to delay its final Gulf War reparations payment to Kuwait. And oil's drop has weakened the ruble, which Russia's central bank intervened to prop up today.
Ziad Abu Eid died Wednesday after a scuffle with Israeli security forces. His funeral was held Thursday amid an ongoing dispute over the exact cause of his death.
The police crackdown was widely expected as the protest movement has fizzled in recent weeks. Protesters insist that their movement for freer elections in Hong Kong will continue in another form.
Partisan reactions in the US to the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture continue to drive political debate. Reactions elsewhere to the report's findings have been more muted.
For starters, you have to ignore the fact the people have known about this for a long time.
A five-year Senate investigation into the CIA's use of torture and other practices that violate international law has US embassies on alert around the world.
There's been a growing use of Special Forces to try to rescue American hostages from Islamist militants. Given the difficulties, the track record is unavoidably mixed.