The Islamic State terror group is now "a credible alternative to al Qaeda" that is "expanding its presence" with foreign fighters returning from Syria, and possibly Iraq, to their home countries, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday.
A Ukrainian parliament member takes a swing at a fellow member after clashing over support for troops in the East.
Amid the death and destruction of life in Gaza, a spark of hope for the future: A Palestinian couple have married in a makeshift wedding ceremony at the UNRWA shelter which has become their temporary home.
British singer Richard has denied an underage sex allegation dating from the 1980s as "completely false."
CNN's Daniel Burke gives us five reasons Pope Francis is much tougher than you think.
CNN's Paula Hancocks explains the main reasons for Pope Francis' visit to South Korea.
Concerns are rising that a Russian convoy will try to force its way into the contentious Luhansk region in Ukraine.
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are expected to join a march on Pakistan's capital as the country celebrates its independence.
Security has been stepped up around a prominent Australian Muslim leader after Twitter threats from a Sydney-based militant seen in recent photos clutching severed heads in Syria.
Why is the United States intervening in Iraq, while avoiding Syria? The answers lie in some clear differences in the two conflicts.
After a shaky start, an extended cease-fire in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday.
Shelling hit nearly all districts of the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Thursday, city leaders said, signaling the latest developments in a city targeted for days by a Ukrainian military bent on retaking it.
Pope Francis arrived in Seoul Thursday, marking the first papal visit to the country in 25 years.
The possible evacuation of thousands of Iraqis under siege by extremist fighters in the country's north is on hold after the United States completed an evaluation of the situation.
ISIS fighters abducted more than 100 Yazidi women and children from the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, a senior commander with the extremist group told CNN by telephone on Wednesday.
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was among those killed Wednesday morning in the crash of a small plane in Santos, Brazil, the country's state news outlet Agencia Brasil reported.
The last polar bear in Africa died Wednesday after months of grieving his longtime companion at a zoo in Johannesburg, a far cry from his Arctic habitat.
A convoy of 280 of Russian trucks headed for Ukraine -- which Moscow says is carrying relief goods for war-weary civilians -- has suddenly changed its course, according to a Ukrainian state news agency.
A landslide caused a passenger train to partially derail in the Swiss Alps Wednesday, injuring at least six people, regional police spokesman Peter Faerber said.
The vast majority of Syria's final batch of declared chemical-weapons stockpiles has been neutralized, a chemical weapons watchdog group said Wednesday.