Posted: 05/20/2013 - Syrian government forces pushed deeper into a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, battling rebels in fierce street fighting, Syrian state-media said Monday.
Posted: 05/20/2013 - A wave of car bombings across Baghdad's Shiite neighborhoods and in the southern city of Basra killed at least 34 people on Monday, Iraqi officials said.
Posted: 05/20/2013 - The Russian government, however, has gotten state-controlled companies and tycoons to foot more than half of the bill, which now stands at $51 billion
Posted: 05/20/2013 - Iran's election overseers say they will bar candidates who are physically weak from running in next month's presidential election.
Posted: 05/20/2013 - The cost of the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi now stands at $51 billion, making it the most expensive Olympics in history.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - A French police official says jewelry worth about $1 million has been stolen from a safe in a Cannes hotel room, against the backdrop of the Riviera resort town's film festival.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - Authorities in Germany are investigating the death of a Japanese chef following a fight with two customers who had complained about his food.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - In Basra, mourners on Friday carried the coffin of Mohammed Aboud, who they say was killed by a sniper fire near the shrine of Sayida Zeinab outside the capital of Damascus five days before.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - A six-member U.N. team led by a former Syrian planning minister is drawing up a comprehensive postwar reconstruction plan even as the country's civil war rages on with no apparent end in sight.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - Rights activists have found torture devices and other evidence of abuse in government prisons in the first Syrian city to fall to the rebels, Human Rights Watch said in a report Friday.
Posted: 05/17/2013 - While circuses in other countries struggle to compete with an ever-increasing array of entertainment options, India's have faced a cataclysm.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - It probably wasn't the reception Barbie was hoping for at the start of her European tour.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - A suicide bomber rammed his car into a NATO convoy in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least six people in the explosion and wounding more than 30, officials said.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities — toilet paper.
Posted: 05/16/2013 - Two car bombs exploded in sprawling Shiite neighborhoods of the Iraqi capital on Thursday morning, killing at least 12 civilians and wounding 30, officials said.