On Christmas Eve, CNN's Ian Lee reports from Bethlehem, the location where Jesus is believed to have been born.
Two deadly explosions hit an Interior Ministry building in Mansoura, Egypt. CNN's John Vause reports
Russia has dropped its case against at least one of the Greenpeace "Arctic 30," the environmental group said Tuesday on its Arctic Sunrise Twitter feed.
U.S. Marines stood by to help evacuate Americans in South Sudan as the top U.N. official there warned Tuesday of a "breakdown in respect for the most basic rights of people" amid the country's widening military and humanitarian crisis.
Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide.
A deadly air offensive that has claimed more than 500 lives in the Syrian city of Aleppo continues, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees.
A sniper in Gaza fatally shot an Israeli citizen near the border fence between Gaza and Israel on Wednesday, an Israeli military representative said.
China's plan to relax its controversial decades-long, one-child policy has taken a significant step forward, with the country's top legislative body poised to approve its implementation early next year.
Nearly 500 people have been killed in more than a week of punishing air raids on Aleppo in northern Syria, according to the opposition Local Coordination Committees, as helicopters dropping so-called barrel bombs targeted the city.
A news anchor was among five people killed after armed militants stormed a TV complex on Monday, police said.
Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman has left North Korea without meeting the country's leader Kim Jong Un, but with high praise for local basketball players Rodman trained while there.
After years of controversy, the Ugandan parliament has passed a bill that punishes certain acts of homosexuality with life in prison.
Two members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who were serving a two-year jail term for their part in a performance critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin, have been released from prison.
As India reveals plans for the world's largest Hindu temple, CNN takes a look at the most remarkable modern religious architecture across the world.
Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates and accused of threatening national security for a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a 10,000 UAE Dirham fine (approximately $2,700).
Justine Sacco, a former PR executive who sparked a firestorm of controversy on Twitter, apologized Sunday for her "needless and careless tweet" about AIDS in Africa.
Ice storm knocks down trees, power lines, leaving many without power in Canada. Steven DèSouza reports.
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.