Ukraine is days away from getting a new president, though seemingly much longer from securing a lasting peace -- as demonstrated yet again Thursday, with its military and separatists continuing to face off in eastern and southern parts of the country.
Gunmen attacked several security checkpoints in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Thursday morning, sparking hours of deadly fighting with Iraqi security forces, police officials in Samarra said.
Over a thousand Syrian refugees have turned an abandoned shopping mall in Lebanon into makeshift living quarters.
Hundreds of people were killed in raids by Boko Haram Islamic militants in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, on the border with Cameroon, with some sources putting the death toll at 400 to 500.
The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi has applied for a review of his conviction in a Scottish court for the 1988 bombing of PanAm Flight 103.
Pro-Russian separatists say the Ukrainian military is trying to surround them in Slovyansk. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
CNN's Randi Kaye looks at some the other Americans still being held captive in the Middle East.
Will Rio de Janeiro be ready to host the Summer Olympics by 2016? Some wonder. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
A Red Cross official who had worked in Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Gaza was shot dead Wednesday in Libya, the organization said.
South Korea has rebuffed North Korea's demand to meet two of its fishermen whose boat strayed into the South's waters.
Scores of residents in four villages in the northeastern Borno state of Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon, were killed Tuesday in Boko Haram raids, a lawmaker and residents said.
No, it's not a mirage: there really is a desert in the middle of Poland.
After a series of raids, police made new arrests in the public stoning death of a pregnant Pakistani woman, bringing the total of people in custody to 12.
Dressed modestly, with a red headscarf loosely draped over her head and shoulders, she steps onto the stage and nervously paces back and forth. Waiting for the music to begin and break the silence, she almost misses her first note before quietly singing into the microphone.
A man dressed in fatigues and carrying a rifle went on a rampage in the Canadian city of Moncton on Thursday, killing three police officers and wounding two others.
The Taliban release a video showing Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to the United States.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was re-elected in the country's first presidential vote since its civil war broke out three years ago, state-run television reported Wednesday.
Outrage over the reported discovery of the bodies of almost 800 children at a former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns in Ireland prompted calls Wednesday for a full investigation.
British police say officers from the Counter Terrorism Command, SO15, have arrested two men in Dover on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.