He's the strongman behind the strongman: Maher al-Assad.
After years of setbacks and controversies, the Kenyan deputy president went on trial Tuesday at the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands for alleged crimes against humanity.
A 22-year-old Turkish man died early Tuesday in the Turkish border city of Hatay as violence broke out between police and demonstrators protesting against military intervention in neighboring Syria.
Philippine police and armed forces negotiated the release of five hostages on Tuesday as a tense stand-off with rebels from the Muslim Moro National Liberation Front entered its second day in Zamboanga City in the southern Philippines.
Verdict expected in New Delhi gang rape case
In The World According to Dennis Rodman, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he just saw on his second trip to the country, is quite likeable.
President Barack Obama's war drums continue to beat, but a comment from Secretary of State John Kerry has set in motion a diplomatic effort by Russia to ward off a U.S. strike on Syria.
Authorities have arrested a man they say was the leader of a kidnapping cell responsible for kidnapping, raping and torturing victims along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Pakistani political leaders on Monday backed a call to begin peace talks with the country's Taliban.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad took his case against a U.S. military strike to the American people Monday, arguing in a CBS television interview that such an attack would only benefit al Qaeda-linked terrorists.
After the train crash that killed 79 in Spain this summer, the driver made a desperate call. CNN's Al Goodman reports.
The Olympics return to Japan in 2020. Paula Hancocks reports on the excitement across the capital.
Police spotted a man in the gardens of Buckingham Palace and stopped him, concerned he might be an intruder.
The winner of Australia's election, Tony Abbott, on Saturday pledged to form a competent and trustworthy government after he defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
A Chinese journalist jailed for eight years for leaking government restrictions on reporting is now free.
As many as 400 armed Muslim rebels are holding at least 20 people hostage in a southern Philippine city after coming ashore by boat, authorities said Monday.
There wasn't a shadow of a doubt that former presidential aide and interim mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin would win the mayoral race against blogger and anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny, not as President Vladimir Putin's hand-picked man.
Eccentric former basketball star Dennis Rodman may not have brought imprisoned American Kenneth Bae back with him from North Korea, but he did emerge with something that set tongues wagging: the purported name of Kim Jong Un's baby daughter.
The gruesome images are clear. There's little doubt Syrians suffered a chemical attack last month. But videos of the aftermath, including 13 shown to Congress, do nothing to show who was responsible.
More than 120 years after Vincent van Gogh's death, a new painting by the Dutch master has come to light.