Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria — held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom.
Singapore's government has blocked access to the popular adultery website Ashley Madison amid a public outcry ahead of the company's planned launch of a portal for the city-state.
American influence in culture, science and education around the world took a high-profile blow when the U.S.
NASA Live TV showed Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazanskiy carrying the unlit Olympic torch, bobbing weightlessly at the end of a tether in a darkness dotted by stars, outside the International Space Station on Saturday.
Iran's refusal to suspend work on a plutonium-producing reactor and downgrade its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium were standing in the way of an interim agreement to curb Tehran's nuclear program in return for easing of sanctions, says France's foreign minister.
Rescuers in the central Philippines have counted at least 100 dead and many more injured a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and leveling seaside homes in massive storm surges, then headed for Vietnam.
CBS News said Friday that it was misled by a 60 Minutes source who claimed he was on the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S.
Vaccinating only Syrian refugees against polio may not be enough to prevent the crippling viral disease from re-infecting Europe where it has not been seen for decades, German scientists warn.
Police in Sicily say they have arrested a Somali man who allegedly organized a ship crossing of migrants from northern Africa to Europe that ended in a shipwreck off a southern Italian island that killed more than 365 people.
President Barack Obama made a pitch on Friday to create jobs by fixing roads, dredging ports and modernizing the U.S.
The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days.
With a boost from Russia and China, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mounted a major diplomatic push Friday to reach an interim nuclear deal with Iran, despite fierce opposition from Israel and uncertainty in Congress.
A Palestinian investigator says Israel is the "only suspect" in the death of Yasser Arafat.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Friday that parliamentary elections would be held "between February and March", to be followed by a presidential vote in "early summer."
The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they planned a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader.
Testimony has ended in a trial to determine whether Detroit is eligible to slash billions of dollars in debt in bankruptcy court.
The family of Egypt's toppled president visited him in prison on Thursday, their first face-to-face contact with him since a popularly backed military coup ousted him from power four months ago, his wife said.
The Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday to outlaw discrimination against gay workers, but the measure faces an uphill struggle in the Republican-led House of Representatives.
Iran is willing to agree to a deal this week with world powers on its contentious nuclear program, but the "window of opportunity" to do so is “not unlimited,” says the country’s foreign minister.
A report presented in Washington shows a spike in reports of sexual assaults across all four branches of the U.S.