The two attackers allegedly slashed their victim to death with knives or machete-like weapons, before being shot and wounded by police.
Leader Kim Jong Un sent his first special envoy to China, amid signs that his government was trying to mend strained ties with Beijing.
The repressed president vows to challenge the ruling by election overseers to block his protege from the June 14 ballot.
Most automobiles their journey by ship to a new world of unpaved roads, kidnappers and Islamist militants after being auctioned to middlemen
They include Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric who was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday that there was "no circumstance that will allow me to stay as president."
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Indonesian government and a United States-based mining company will appoint an independent team to investigate the
BEIJING -- Geologists have discovered a large gold mine in the western part of the region of Xinjiang, a vast area that Chinese leaders are
MOSCOW -- The Georgian authorities charged one of President Mikheil Saakashvili's top political partners with embezzlement and abuse of powe
ROME -- An Italian judge on Wednesday ordered the captain of the cruise ship Costa Concordia to stand trial on manslaughter and other charge
DHAKA, Bangladesh -- A factory building that collapsed last month outside Dhaka, killing over 1,000 workers in the deadliest disaster in the
LONDON -- In an attack that raised new fears of terrorism in Britain, a man walking on Wednesday near a military barracks in south London wa
BERLIN -- Two of Europe's most powerful countries, Britain and Germany, have thrown their weight behind a push for the European Union to des
The country's top court overturned the conviction of Efrain Rios Montt in a genocide case involving the massacre of thousands of Mayans.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,a Islamic revolution leader, and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, a favorite of President Ahmadinejad, were found unfit.
They issue new conditions linked to tentative international peace conference.
At the end of Mass, Pope Francis blessed several, including a man possessed by the devil, according to the priest who brought him.
More evidence is needed in order to try them in a U.S. civilian court, as the Obama administration prefers.
JERUSALEM -- Israel said Tuesday that it would permit Palestinians to fish up to six nautical miles off the Gaza coast, canceling the limit
PARIS -- An essayist popular among French nationalists and on the political far right killed himself near the altar of the Cathedral of Notr
WASHINGTON -- Countries around the world, including allies of the United States, have used laws on blasphemy and apostasy to suppress politi
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- In another day of fierce fighting in the strategic Syrian town of Qusayr, government forces backed by fighters from the m
MOSCOW -- In recent years, when public opinion turned against the Kremlin, there was one main way to find out about it -- the Levada Center,
MOSCOW -- Georgian police have arrested four men who took part in a mob attack on a gay rights demonstration in Tbilisi that injured dozens,
Parma -- The Five Star Movement of Beppe Grillo, the comedian turned political insurrectionist, won municipal elections a year ago in this s
TEHRAN -- A former president and a close ally of the departing president were both barred Tuesday from running for president of Iran, a deci
MOSCOW -- Gérard Depardieu may have renounced his French nationality as a protest against high taxes and became a citizen of Russia i
After meeting privately with President Thein Sein, President Obama told reporters that Myanmar must release more political prisoners.
Iraq's wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country.
Pakistan's presumptive prime minister called for peace talks, charting a course that could put him at odds with the country's army.
The Lebanese Hezbollah movement has portrayed its involvement in fighting around Qusair as an effort to defend Shiites.
KHASAVYURT, Russia -- The slender man of 22, a former guerrilla fighter, was making another hangdog, penitent appearance at the behest of ci
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea launched two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast for a third straight day on Monday, of
MOSCOW -- Twin car bombings in the capital of Russia's volatile Dagestan republic on Monday killed three people and injured at least 44 more
MOSCOW -- Georgian television captured clear images as a mob of more than 20,000 attacked a small gay rights march in downtown Tbilisi on Fr
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- After weeks of legal setbacks, Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, won a small victory on Monday amid
An unemployed former security guard shot and killed four people in a bank in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Monday hours after th
NEW DELHI -- The leaders of India and China papered over their recent border spat on Monday with a friendly joint statement and an array of
WASHINGTON -- Three months after hackers working for a cyberunit of China's People's Liberation Army went silent amid evidence that they had
McGill University in Montreal announced last week a new $58 million collaboration between the Rossy Cancer Network and its teaching hospital
MOSCOW -- A former senior Justice Department official at the American Embassy here was declared "persona non grata" and barred from Russia t
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Fighting raged for the second day on Monday in the strategic Syrian city of Qusayr, as government forces, backed by Shiit
BAGHDAD -- A wave of car bombings and gunfire attacks hit cities in Iraq overnight and on Monday, killing at least 76 people and wounding mo
South Korea condemned the North's provocations and urged it to accept a proposal for dialogue.
The military described the meeting between Gen. Ashfaq Kayani and Nawaz Sharif as a show of support for stronger democracy.
The opposition said fighters from Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group allied with the Syrian government, are taking part in the siege.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid's assessment was delivered in an interview just days before the arrival of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Premier Li Keqiang met with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
WASHINGTON -- When Russia's foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov, clashed over Syria last year with Hillary Rodham Clinton, then the secretary
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A spate of violence across Afghanistan has claimed the lives of nearly two dozen Afghan police officers and civilians
KUANTAN, Malaysia -- Not long ago he was flirting with the idea of semiretirement, maybe a teaching job at an American university. But now A
MAZE, Northern Ireland -- On a quiet country road south of Belfast, only the sudden appearance of a watchtower and portions of walls offer a
HONG KONG -- Visitors from mainland China climb the narrow stairs to a cramped room here filled with forbidden delights: shelves of scandal-
SEOUL -- North Korea launched a short-range projectile into waters off its east coast on Sunday, as South Korea condemned the North's provoc
RUK, Pakistan -- Resplendent in his gleaming white uniform and peaked cap, jacket buttons tugging his plump girth, the stationmaster stood a
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Voters in an upscale district of Karachi turned out in low numbers on Sunday for a repeat of the parliamentary electi
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese fighters from the militant group Hezbollah pushed Sunday into parts of a stra
The Syrian leader says in a newspaper interview that he will not step down, as has been demanded by those trying to overthrow his regime.
A suspected U.S. air attack targets an al-Qaida-linked group in southern Yemen.
Missiles were fired away from the South, testing the tentative calm that has emerged on the Korean peninsula after last month's tensions.
PARIS -- The rush toward France's first same-sex marriage officially began Saturday morning, after President François Hollande signed
MADAY ISLAND, Myanmar -- The pipelines are finished. The oil storage tanks gleam in the tropical sun. The deep-sea port set in jade-colored
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea launched three short-range missiles into the sea off its east coast on Saturday, the South Korean Defense
BEIRUT, Lebanon -- President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, in a rare interview with a foreign newspaper, appeared to dismiss the possibility of
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Even with some legal protections in place, Afghan women, and sometimes even little girls, can be sold to pay family de
Meeting takes place as Russia plays down sending of warships to the Mediterranean.
Karima el-Mahroug's testimony Friday confirms a sexually charged atmosphere at the get-togethers of the then-sitting Italian premier.
The major spike in sectarian bloodshed heightened fears that the country could again be veering toward civil war.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but suspicion will likely fall on the Pakistani Taliban.
PARIS -- The French police said on Thursday that a man entered the courtyard of a private Roman Catholic school in the upscale Seventh Arron
DAKAR, Senegal -- The outpouring of support may be more a sign of nervousness than altruism.
Greek high school teachers on Thursday called off a planned strike after the government essentially banned it by enacting an emergency law t
MEXICO CITY -- In 1999, President Bill Clinton went to Guatemala and apologized. Just two weeks earlier, a United Nations truth commission f
OTTAWA -- As far as YouTube hits go, Canada's contribution has not yet approached the popularity of South Korea's "Gangnam Style." And perha
BERLIN -- For years, Japan and Europe have been the sick men of the world economy. This week, their paths diverged.
WASHINGTON -- Russia has sent advanced antiship cruise missiles to Syria, a move that illustrates the depth of its support for the Syrian go
CAIRO -- The black flag of jihad flies over much of northern Syria. In the center of the country, pro-government militias and Hezbollah figh
Jorge Rafael Videla, the military junta leader who oversaw a ruthless campaign of political killings and forced disappearances during Argent
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- In what officials called the first major terrorist attack since last week's general elections, at least 13 people were
BAGHDAD -- At least 66 people were killed in bomb blasts in Iraq on Friday, officials said, making it one of the bloodiest days this year as
SANTIAGO, Chile -- A judge dismissed an appeal to suspend involuntary manslaughter charges against four government officials accused of fail
DAKAR, Senegal -- The Nigerian military stepped up its assault on Islamist militants in northeastern Nigeria, military officials said Friday
PARIS -- France's constitutional high court on Friday rejected legal challenges to legislation that grants same-sex couples the right to mar
A small, dedicated group of Penguins fans in England are using social media to share their devotion to the team.
President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan projected a united front on Syria.
In a country used to shortages, Venezuelans scrambled to stock up on toilet paper.
Retired officials consider Republican offer of pre-hearing session an "inappropriate precondition" to their desire to testify publicly.
Two U.S. soldiers and four U.S. civilian security contractors died in the suicide bombing.
President Goodluck Jonathan declared emergency rule in three northeastern states, giving powers to security forces against insurgents.
More than 70 countries refused to vote "yes" because of its support for the main opposition group.
A case similar to this week's arrest and expulsion of a U.S. Embassy official was the second such case this year, Russian state TV reported.
Gruesome video footage purportedly showing a Syrian commander mutilating the corpse of a dead soldier while shouting sectarian insults.
The test flight could eventually open the way for the United States to launch unmanned aircraft from just about any place in the world.
By late Tuesday, more than 7 million people had viewed the astronaut's cover of David Bowie's ethereal 1969 hit "Space Oddity."
A political aide to the prime minister of Japan made a sudden, rare visit to North Korea on Tuesday.
The presumptive prime minister said Monday that he wants good relations with the United States but criticized U.S. drone strikes.
The move follows a building collapse that killed more than 1,100 workers in the country last month.
Prime Minister David Cameron, who favors continued EU membership as long as Britain can reclaim some powers from Brussels.