Two al Qaeda gunmen tried to kidnap two U.S. Embassy employees in Yemen last month but were shot and killed by one of the Americans, a Yemeni government official told CNN Saturday.
Pro-Russian activists are calling residents in eastern Ukraine to the polls Sunday for a snap referendum on declaring independence from Kiev.
Pro-Russian activists in eastern Ukraine insisted Saturday that a controversial referendum on greater autonomy will go ahead -- despite calls from Kiev and Moscow not to hold the vote amid soaring tensions.
South Sudan's President has reached a cease-fire deal with a rebel leader following five months of violence in the world's youngest nation.
First lady Michelle Obama on Saturday condemned the "unconscionable" kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian school girls, saying the action was taken by "a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education."
Thousands of protesters surrounded Bangkok's Government House on Friday seeking the removal of Thailand's embattled caretaker government amid soaring political tensions following the ouster of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
The Venezuelan government detained 243 protesters in a swift, predawn operation targeting four campsites set up at public squares around Caracas, the capital.
Officials have launched a string of initiatives to tackle Brazil's crack epidemic but critics say they often seem more concerned with cleaning up the streets before the World Cup than addressing the causes of addiction or providing solutions for users themselves.
Father Georges Vandenbeusch served as a priest and was once held hostage by Boko Haram. Erin Burnett tells his story.
CNN's Isha Sesay recounts the agonizing conversation between an abducted Nigerian girl and her father.
Iraq has launched a large-scale military operation to regain control of the city of Falluja, held by anti-government fighters since December, the Defense Ministry said Friday.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi began a year of community service for his conviction on tax fraud charges on Friday when he showed up at a senior center near his hometown, Milan.
Yemeni security forces have killed an al Qaeda terrorist wanted over a series of attacks in the country's capital, state media reported Friday.
The Chinese air force has a new secret weapon: monkeys.
One of the most respected ballistics experts in South Africa disputed key elements of the prosecution case against Oscar Pistorius on Friday, saying that the girlfriend he killed last year did not appear to have been in a defensive position when he shot her.
Call them drones; call them toy airplanes with digital cameras dropped into their girths.
Crowds packed the streets of Moscow and the Crimean city of Sevastopol on Friday for Victory Day parades in an annual show of nationalistic fervor heightened by Russia's recent annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.
U.S. military officials are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Friday to help in the search for hundreds of girls kidnapped by Islamist militants, the Pentagon said.