CNN's Nic Robertson says a rare interview with Bashar al-Assad shows the Syrian president hasn't changed his narrative.
French President Francois Hollande signed into law Saturday a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt.
The rat-a-tat of a hundred green sewing machines. The hypnotic hum of spools spinning brightly colored threads. The hiss of a thousand clothing irons.
One protester was killed as Tunisian security forces clashed Sunday with supporters of a hard-line Islamist group who were holding a conference despite a government ban.
A 27-year-old graphic designer has made history by becoming the first Saudi woman to conquer Mount Everest.
Emmelie de Forest carried Denmark to triumph early Sunday in the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual musical spectacle known for its combination of over-the-top costumes, kitsch pop songs and international rivalries.
North Korea on Monday fired more projectiles into the sea, South Korean officials said, urging Pyongyang to refrain from "tension-creating acts." But Pyongyang described the launches as a "regular military exercise."
Two men who the Iranian government said worked as spies for Israel and the United States were hanged Sunday morning, according to Iranian state news outlet Press TV.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake rattled the coast of southern Chile early Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
At least one person was killed when two hot air balloons collided mid-air in central Turkey early Monday, a town official said.
Violence surged in the strategically important Syrian town of Qusayr on Sunday. Activists said the offensive marked some of the most intense fighting they've seen in the fiercely contested area near the Lebanese border.
A barrage of car bombings and shootings across Iraq left at least 39 people dead, authorities said Monday.
An ongoing "massive deployment" against insurgent groups in northern Nigeria by the nation's special forces killed at least 14 suspected terrorists and captured 20 others, according to a statement released Sunday by Nigeria's defense ministry.
North Korea fired a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan, South Korea's semi-official Yonhap news agency reports, citing a South Korean military official.
Pakistanis cast ballots in Karachi on Sunday, a day after the slaying of a well-known political leader who had accused rivals of vote rigging.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 struck eastern Canada on Friday morning, the government said.
British police have identified a number of suspects in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann during a 2007 family vacation in Portugal, London's Metropolitan Police said Friday.
The Elman Peace and Human Rights Center, the first rape crisis center in Somalia, is part of an effort to halt the sexual violence plaguing the country.
102 detainees are on a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay and 30 are being force-fed. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
Jewels worth more than $1 million were stolen from a hotel in Cannes, France, police in the nearby city of Nice said Friday.