Oct 2, 2012 5:09AM ET
Two passengers boats collided in the dark in the waters off Hong Kong last night, sinking one of the vessels and killing at least 36 people.
Oct 1, 2012 11:44PM ET
Things aren't going so well for Iran on the economic front, lately. On Monday, the country's already suffering currency, the rial, plummeted in value and landed at a historic low.
Oct 1, 2012 4:15PM ET
In a hopeful sign, a YouTube video published last week shows American journalist Austin Tice alive after being captured by armed militants.
Oct 1, 2012 1:12PM ET
On Friday the news of a certain study was making the Internet rounds, pleasing an array of people who seemed to take it as support that all this "feminism" and "gender equality" stuff was a bunch of bunk, that women should really be in the kitchen, doing housework, if they expected their marriages to remain marriages and not head toward divorce post-haste.
Oct 1, 2012 12:07PM ET
Ikea's Saudi Arabian catalogue looks like any other Ikea catalogue—weird beds with names you can't pronounce, merchandise that looks way better in photos than it will in your living room—except for one thing: there are no women.
Oct 1, 2012 10:49AM ET
Last month we wrote about a shocking stat reported in some British newspapers: there are just 100 adult cod left in the North Sea. But the BBC News Magazine reports on just how wrong that information was. The number is more like 21 million.
Oct 1, 2012 9:44AM ET
Tariq Ramadan on Arab democracy, William D. Cohan on the SEC's craziness, Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. on affirmative action, Howard Kurtz on Romney's negative narrative, and Noah Feldman on human rights law.
Oct 1, 2012 9:17AM ET
Just when everyone thought the tribulations of Pussy Riot were coming to an end, the all-female punk collective slings a curveball.
Oct 1, 2012 6:40AM ET
A Iranian cameraman who came to New York as part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations last week is reportedly seeking asylum in the United States.
Oct 1, 2012 6:06AM ET
A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked a NATO unit on foot patrol Monday killing 14 people in the latest deadly assault on the beleaguered coalition.
Sep 30, 2012 11:54PM ET
A lot went wrong at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, but according to new interviews with the staff, the staff should've been better prepared.
Sep 30, 2012 9:08PM ET
The head of Reuters' Tehran bureau chief Parisa Hafezi could be looking at jail time after a special media court found her guilty of "spreading lies" with a February video about Iranian women in martial arts training.
Sep 30, 2012 12:14PM ET
After Iranians were enraged over the government's decision to block Gmail last week, Iran thinks it has found a way to keep everyone happy. Iran will introduce their own domestic version of Gmail that will totally be just as good.
Sep 30, 2012 11:02AM ET
There was yet another green-on-blue attack in Afghanistan on Sunday in which two Americans and three Afghans were killed. The death of a U.S. soldier brings the total number of troop deaths in the Afghan war to over 2,000.
Sep 30, 2012 10:18AM ET
Saudi-owned news agency Al Arabiya are touting a massive leak of Syrian intelligence documents, and their first leak alleges to show Russia was the one who ordered Syria take down the Turkish fighter jet in June, and for Syria to kill and dispose of the pilots.
Sep 29, 2012 5:25PM ET
Keeping with the pacified spirit of the country since the attack on the U.S. embassy, the Libyan government coordinated an arms collection drive over the weekend. Hundreds of Libyans returned weapons in different cities across the country, including three heat seeking missiles and a tank.
Sep 29, 2012 4:19PM ET
Yemen's president is so in love with the fleet of drones the U.S. uses in his country that he thinks they're more advanced than the human brain.
Sep 29, 2012 3:26PM ET
Omar Khadr, the last westerner left in Guantanamo Bay and the facility's youngest inmate ever, was shipped back to his home country, Canada, early Saturday morning.
Sep 28, 2012 6:09PM ET
The Onion made a joke about rural white voters preferring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Barack Obama, and the Iranian news agency FARS ran with it. What a "farce," says one of our commenters.
Sep 28, 2012 4:36PM ET
The U.S. intelligence community is taking responsibility for the series of bungled Obama administration briefings on the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Sep 28, 2012 3:53PM ET
For years, cable news analysts have used fancy graphics to map out the blueprint of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Turns, they may have been forecasting the wrong scenario.
Sep 28, 2012 1:39PM ET
Here it is: Photographic evidence that President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone about something at some point in time this morning.
Sep 28, 2012 12:28PM ET
Hypochondriacs this one's for you. After discovering a virus from the same family as SARS last week, The World Health Organization has studied the bug, and says that we have nothing to worry about since the virus is basically SARS-lite and can't easily be passed along.
Sep 28, 2012 11:58AM ET
There's a study in the news that's bound to get a bunch of people talking (Drudge tweeted it this morning, for instance, with more than 100 retweets). Whether those people are for or against its pronouncements, it seems to fly in the face of what we thought we knew about marriage, gender equality, and the way modern, successful relationships work.
Sep 28, 2012 11:32AM ET
It's a building that captures the essence of North Korea's regime: Flamboyant, unserviceable, and stagnating.
Sep 28, 2012 11:11AM ET
There's more to France's new austerity budget than its proposed record-high tax rate, but the 75 percent tax on those making a million euros ($1.29 million) or more is certainly the thing that has people talking.
Sep 28, 2012 11:04AM ET
Iran's state-run FARS News Agency just published a shocking new Gallup Poll that was actually "conducted" by the fake news titans at The Onion.
Sep 28, 2012 10:02AM ET
The Vatican is speaking out on the discovery of a fragment of papyrus containing a reference to Jesus' "wife" in Coptic. Its blunt verdict? Don't get so excited everyone, it's not real.
Sep 28, 2012 9:19AM ET
It's been 17 days since the deadly attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the scene of the crime is still too dangerous for a proper FBI investigation.
Sep 28, 2012 9:03AM ET
These days the price of a standard civilian hit-job can run as high as $2 million. That’s not the price to get the job done―that’s the price if one of your underlings gets caught. The whole inflationary spiral started with one dumb yakuza stiffing McDonald’s on the price of a cheeseburger in Kyoto a few years ago.