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Dec 31, 2013 8:17AM ET
Russian police detained 87 people following a suicide blast that killed 16 people on in Volgograd Monday, and one that left 18 dead in the same city the day before.
Dec 31, 2013 12:46AM ET
The mission to remove chemical weapons from Syria will miss its latest deadline due to technical difficulties as well as weather and security concerns.
Dec 30, 2013 1:49PM ET
On November 27, 74 people set out to explore Antarctica and the Southern Ocean on a scientific adventure, part joy-ride through the mysterious, icy antarctic and part effort to learn how climate change is affecting the region.
Dec 30, 2013 12:06PM ET
However, the responses to The New York Times' big Benghazi story seem to hinge on what your definition of al-Qaeda is.
Dec 30, 2013 9:29AM ET
A team of journalists working for Al Jazeera English were detained by security forces in Egypt on Sunday evening for allegedly meeting with Muslim Brotherhood members and broadcasting false news.
Dec 30, 2013 6:40AM ET
A suicide attack on a trolleybus in the Russian city of Volgograd killed at least 14 people on Monday, following a strike near the city's main train station that left 17 dead and more than 40 injured the day before.
Dec 30, 2013 2:13AM ET
The operation to clean up the nuclear mess spread by the Fukushima reactor meltdown has been plagued with mismanagement and illegal activity as subcontractors have been cited for a number of violations, including recruiting homeless people to work for below minimum wage.
Dec 29, 2013 11:13PM ET
Companies that pay salaries of over one million euros will have to pay a 75 percent payroll tax for the next two years.
Dec 29, 2013 6:13PM ET
The world's most fearsome terrorist organization is run a lot like a corporation, complete with financial managers who get on your case if you don't file expense reports properly. Working for Al Qaeda is just like working in your office, too.
Dec 29, 2013 10:07AM ET
Just 40 days before the Sochi Olympics, a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive inside a train station in Volgograd, killing at least 14 people and injuring many more, and raising safety concerns leading into the games.
Dec 28, 2013 3:24PM ET
An investigation just released from The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick paints the best picture yet of what led to the attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
Dec 28, 2013 11:15AM ET
The Secretary of State returns to the Middle East shortly after the holidays end to continue pursuing his White Whale.
Dec 28, 2013 9:47AM ET
The search wasn't the most successful ever, especially considering gunshots may or may not have been fired while the four U.S. military personnel were at a routine checkpoint.
Dec 27, 2013 12:03PM ET
The moment a deadly car bomb exploded in downtown Beirut this morning, was captured on tape when the noise interrupted the live broadcast of a television interview program being filmed nearby.
Dec 27, 2013 11:41AM ET
Denmark may soon have to say farvel* to everyone's favorite Danish pastry, the kanelsnegle - a luscious cinnamon bun Europe's food authorities say exceed the EU-limit of cinnamon per treat. We're not making this up.
Dec 27, 2013 8:54AM ET
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) reported that at least three of its members were killed in a suicide attack on their convoy in an eastern district of Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday.
Dec 27, 2013 8:47AM ET
Not a single vessel was hijacked this year off the Horn of Africa, where piracy waged by Somalis was once rampant, according to the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence.
Dec 27, 2013 3:51AM ET
Details are scant right now, but a large explosion in Beirut, Lebanon has rocked the capital near the Starco building downtown.
Dec 27, 2013 3:17AM ET
A long-running plan to change the location of a U.S. military base in Okinawa has finally received approval from the governor of the Japanese state.
Dec 26, 2013 12:10PM ET
Scientists in Western Australia (WA) have equipped at least 320 sharks with transmitters that update a Twitter feed when the shark nears shore, meaning that technology is one step closer to finally defeating sharks.
Dec 26, 2013 9:50AM ET
Al Qaeda militants kidnapped American contractor Warren Weinstein in 2011.
Dec 26, 2013 8:21AM ET
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sparked global outrage when he went to the controversial Yasukuni shrine on Thursday, aggravating recent tensions with China and South Korea by visiting burial grounds that house several WWII war criminals.
Dec 26, 2013 3:13AM ET
After a period of relative calm, protesters against the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra began again on Wednesday.
Dec 26, 2013 1:40AM ET
This year, Great Britain's Channel 4 selected Edward Snowden to deliver an alternative holiday address to that of Queen Elizabeth this holiday season, marking his first television appearance since seeking asylum in Moscow.
Dec 25, 2013 9:31PM ET
A corruption scandal threatens the Turkish prime minister and the Egyptian government labeled the Muslim Brotherhood, its biggest opposition group, a terrorist organization.
Dec 25, 2013 12:57PM ET
Like Pope Benedict's "Urbi et Orbi" sermon last year, Pope Francis called for peace at St. Peter's Basilica this morning. The context, though, was very different.
Dec 24, 2013 4:08PM ET
Earlier today, the United States harshly criticized Uganda's new anti-gay bill, which aims to punish "aggravated homosexuality" with life imprisonment.
Dec 24, 2013 1:33PM ET
Fighting in CAR has intensified in the past few days as the situation becomes increasingly dangerous for French and other foreign peacekeepers trying to calm the region.
Dec 24, 2013 8:56AM ET
At least three mass graves were uncovered in South Sudan in recent days, yet another grim development in the deepening conflict in the country.
Dec 24, 2013 8:07AM ET
North Korea may be making good on promises to develop nuclear arms, by producing fuel rods necessary for a plutonium reactor and, therefore, to operate nuclear facilities.