A romantic tradition in the city of love is causing problems for a famous French landmark. CNN's Isha Sesay explains.
The license plates on our police escorts' Land Cruisers read "Borno State, Home of Peace." Many of those we meet during our stay in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, smile bitterly at the irony of that statement. The state's capital is now better known as the birthplace of Boko Haram and peace here is always uncertain.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 20 young women over the weekend in northeastern Nigeria, 8 kilometers from a town where more than 200 schoolgirls were taken nearly two months ago, local officials said Monday.
Fewer than 100 days remain until Scots go to the polls to vote on the future of their country.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki urged parliament to declare a state of emergency Tuesday, hours after police said militants seized control of portions of Iraq's second city, Mosul, and freed up to 1,000 prisoners.
Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet called in to help ward off a Taliban attack mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.
For the second time in two days, Pakistan's largest and busiest airport was forced to shut down after militants launched a brazen attack on airport security forces.
Less than a month after she was crowned Miss Universe Thailand, pageant winner Weluree "Fai" Ditsayabut has relinquished her title under a barrage of criticism for comments she made online against supporters of the country's ousted prime minister.
The revelation that nearly 800 children may have been buried in an unmarked mass grave at a former Catholic-run home for unwed mothers in Ireland is "sickening" and must be investigated, the country's top Catholic clergyman says.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports that U.S. sources now believe Boko Haram insurgents may be hiding on the islands of Lake Chad.
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh returns to Aleppo, Syria, to find a city nearly destroyed by three years of civil war.
A Moscow court on Monday sentenced five men to prison for the 2006 killing of Russian journalist and fierce Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya, including two to a life term.
The USGS recorded the first ever POV footage from a polar bear on sea ice.
CNN's Isa Soares tours the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.
New details emerge about Bowe Bergdahl's captivity under the Taliban. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.
More than 20 Indian college students and their coordinator were swept away after a dam opened its floodgates apparently without warning and sent water surging down a Himalayan valley.
In the latest move in China's anti-corruption campaign, more than 1,000 people in Guangdong Province have been marked as "naked officials" -- those suspected of storing graft gains with overseas family members.
Egypt's former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn in Sunday as President, vowing to lead the country through important changes.
U.N. peacekeepers and troops from the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to bring peace to an eastern Congo town where a cattle-rustling dispute led to the deaths of 30 people.
Crowds of mourners gathered Sunday to bury a young man in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir after clashes the previous day between Kurdish protesters and Turkish security forces turned deadly.