Mohamad Chatah, a former Lebanese finance minister and ambassador to the United States, died Friday when a car bomb struck his convoy in downtown Beirut, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.
An ice-breaking rescue ship is within sight of stranded research vessel stranded off the Coast of Antarctica.
After four days trapped in Antarctic sea ice, the 74 people aboard an expedition vessel could soon be freed. Two ice-breaking ships are expected to reach them on Friday.
The government of South Sudan has agreed to a ceasefire "in principle," but it is not clear if it will be accepted by rebels, a government official said.
Three coalition service members died after a suicide attack Friday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.
Two years after bringing home U.S. troops from Iraq, the Obama administration is sending Hellfire rockets and ScanEagle surveillance drones to help government forces fight al Qaeda affiliates growing in influence, a State Department official confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
The day after Christmas was a tough one for Santa in his ancestral homeland of Turkey.
Israel launched airstrikes on weapons facilities in Gaza in response to what Israel claimed were two rockets fired against it from the Palestinian territory, the Israeli military said Thursday.
A 30-minute visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a controversial shrine that includes the names of convicted war criminals ignited a predictable firestorm of criticism and condemnation Thursday from Japan's neighbors.
Tetiana Chornovol, a prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist beaten on Christmas, said she has a long list of enemies, and that she was sure she would die during the attack.
At 10 Friday morning, the Russians will give Frank Hewetson the best holiday gift of all: a stamp in his British passport that will allow the Greenpeace activist to leave the country and return home to his family.
A U.S. man held hostage by al Qaeda pleads for President Barack Obama to help secure his release, in a video released by his captors.
Chris Turney says people on a ship stuck off Antarctica are disappointed over the mishap but otherwise in good spirits.
Video of Ukranian journalist Tetiana Chornovol in the hospital shows her explaining why she thinks she was beaten by armed men.
Tourists, scientists and researchers are waiting for help to arrive after their ship became stuck in ice near Antarctica.