In an horrific example of violence against women in Afghanistan, a woman in Kabul has had her nose and lips cut off.
The government of the small Mediterranean island Malta recently announced proposals to start selling citizenships for $877,000 (€650,000) to foreigners. In contrast to other existing schemes in the European Union, the applicant for this controversial program is not obliged to reside in Malta before being granted a passport.
Rebels have seized the capital of a key-oil producing state in South Sudan, an army spokesman said Monday, as fears grew the latest violence in the world's newest country would spiral into an all-out civil war.
It's something you don't often hear from the leaders of a terrorist group known for violence: We're sorry.
Israel reacted angrily Sunday to recent reports that British and U.S. intelligence officials spied on top Israeli officials' e-mails.
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Thailand's capital Sunday, some surrounding the home of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whom they want to oust.
After 10 years behind bars, Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky is telling the world what he went through as one of the country's most famous political prisoners.
Bangladeshi police charged 13 people after a deadly apparel factory fire left 112 dead last year, authorities said Sunday.
The chief of military intelligence for Benghazi, Col. Fathallah al-Gzairi, was assassinated Friday in the city of Derna by unidentified assailants who opened fire on him from a vehicle, a relative told the state-run Libyan News Agency.
Canada's Supreme Court has struck down the country's laws about prostitution.
Heather Mills' dream of skiing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics is over but the recriminations keep on flying.
They're not rich and famous -- they're just regular people -- but that didn't stop them from being extraordinary. The following five people transformed into heroes in 2013 after they made some selfless and inspirational split-second decisions.
Two former personal assistants were cleared Friday in a London court of defrauding celebrity chef Nigella Lawson and her ex-husband Charles Saatchi.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor called for a delay in the Kenyan president's trial, saying there is no longer sufficient evidence to charge him with crimes against humanity.
As the dust settled Friday from the collapse of the ceiling of London's historic Apollo Theatre, attention turned to how this could have happened in the heart of the capital's buzzing theater district.
Two roadside bombs exploded at an outdoor market in northern Iraq Friday, killing nine people and wounding 23 others, police said.
Attackers killed two Indian army peacekeepers in South Sudan and wounded a third one in the chest, the United Nations said Friday.
A gunman opened fire outside a terminal at Manila's main airport on Friday, killing the mayor of a southern Philippines town, two members of his family and a young child, authorities said.
Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has left prison in Russia, more than 10 years after he was jailed, his lawyer Vadim Kluvgant told CNN on Friday.
North Korea sent a fax to South Korea on Thursday, threatening to "strike mercilessly without notice" after protests against the secretive regime this week in Seoul.