A car bomb targeting the headquarters of Syria's ruling party killed 35 people in central Damascus on Thursday, according to opposition activists and state-run media.
The sensational case of Oscar Pistorius took a new turn when police said the lead investigator is facing seven counts of attempted murder stemming from an incident four years ago.
Shanghai security officers chase a CNN crew attempting to record a building at the center of hacking allegations.
The case of a 12-year-old girl who reportedly received a transfusion of HIV-positive blood has sparked outrage across Saudi Arabian society, with angry calls for the health minister to resign.
Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing the Vatican constitution to allow a vote for his successor to begin before March 15, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Wednesday.
The abduction of a French family, including four children, in a remote part of Cameroon has fueled fears that Western civilians living and working in parts of Africa are becoming targets of Islamist militant groups -- especially in the wake of France's military intervention in Mali.
Within eight minutes, a gang of eight men managed to snatch $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane on Brussels Airport on Tuesday.
The U.S. government is applying new pressure on Cuba to release an American contractor, who officials say suffers from chronic health problems.
In 1966, Newton Jibunoh drove from London to Nigeria, crossing the Sahara on the way. So began his mission to fight the spread of deserts.
Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigned Tuesday, Tunisian state TV said, the latest development in a nation wracked by political unrest.
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told parliament he would tender his government's resignation Wednesday, his office said, following eight days of nationwide protests over high energy bills.
Prosecutors called Olympian Oscar Pistorius a flight risk and requested that he be denied bail, as the second day of the hearing got under way on Wednesday.
Never send a live cable across a body of water. Never. It's just good common sense.
A former foreign minister joined Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's future governing coalition and has been tapped to lead peace talks with the Palestinians.
Oscar Pistorius' attorney read out the track star's affadavit to the judge in the Pretoria courtroom during the bail hearing, Tuesday. The athlete was too distraught to read out the statement himself.
An inmate who died in an Israeli prison was "found hanging in the shower of his security cell," a court document released Tuesday said, the latest detail to filter out of Israel in what has become known as the "Prisoner X" case.
Every March 8th, International Women's Day honors the achievements of women past and present. CNN wants to know: whose words inspire you?
After Mukhtar Mai was gang raped in Pakistan in 2002, tradition dictated she would commit suicide. But she defied her attackers and over a decade on, is still fighting for women's rights and inspiring many around the world.
Magadlene laundries survivors in Ireland demand an apology from the government. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
A military helicopter went down in a residential section of Yemen's capital Tuesday, killing at least 10 people. It is the second deadly air crash in Sanaa in three months.