The U.N. Security Council authorized increased military action by France and African troops in the Central African Republican to try to end near-anarchy amid an upsurge in Muslim-Christian violence, killings, torture and rapes.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday deported an elderly U.S. tourist, apparently ending the saga of Merrill Newman’s return to the North six decades after he advised South Korean guerrillas still loathed by Pyongyang. North Korea made the decision because the 85-year-old Newman, …
Egypt’s Interior Ministry says it will no longer allow visits to the country’s ousted president, now held in a remote desert prison.
A Polish court has fined a 23-year-old woman who admitted posting an invitation to an outdoor spring party on Facebook, which drew more than 20,000 people. Some of them were rowdy and got into fights.
Seeking to reassure wary allies, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against those who question America’s commitment to Asia, which has at times been obscured by an array of distractions at home and abroad.
The international chemical weapons watchdog announced Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria’s unfilled munitions — another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons program by mid-2014.
As the armed fighters who rule the Central African Republic hunted door-to-door for their enemies Friday, Christian civilians caught in the crossfire fled by the thousands to the only refuge they know in this chaotic capital — the airport guarded by French forces.
Three members of a self-styled “Muslim Patrol” in London who threatened strangers for holding hands, drinking alcohol and other behavior they deemed “un-Islamic” have been sentenced to jail.
Federal police blocked access Friday to a central Mexico hospital where six people were reported to have been admitted with radiation exposure.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych met with his Russian counterpart Friday to discuss closer cooperation, while protests clung to the capital over Ukraine’s decision to scrap a deal with the EU.
South Africans erupted in song, dance and tears on Friday in public and emotional celebrations of the life of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who bridged this country’s black-white divide and helped avert a race war.
LONDON — Prince William and others attending the London premiere of a new film about Nelson Mandela were told of his death Thursday night as the closing credits rolled. The news broke during the premiere. Stopping the screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” was …
An Indian artist wishes Nelson Mandela improved health with a portrait sculpted from sand during his treatment in June for what the South African government has said is a lung infection. Colorful murals of South Africa’s first black president adorn walls in the cities of …
Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. During his long life, Mandela inspired countless individuals. Here is a collection of quotes that personify his spirit:
1) “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough …
Hurricane-force gusts hit Britain on Thursday as part of a powerful storm moving across Europe, disrupting air travel, halting trains and leaving tens of thousands of homes without electricity. Accidents linked to the storm killed three people.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied allegations in newly released court documents that he offered $5,000 and a car to suspected drug dealers in exchange for a video that appears to show him smoking crack.