Oct 29, 2013 4:10PM ET
A polio outbreak is spreading among children in Syria, according to an assessment by the World Health Organization
Oct 29, 2013 12:36PM ET
"I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey," a 13-year-old Pakistani boy named Zubair told Congress today. Zubair and his younger sister, Nabeela, were injured in a drone strike near North Waziristan last October.
Oct 29, 2013 12:15PM ET
Climate change is, and always has been, an economic issue. In rapidly warming Greenland, the economic issue is how the country might take advantage of the minerals and resources revealed by the retreating ice.
Oct 29, 2013 2:57AM ET
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has announced that the first round of inspections in their ongoing effort to destroy chemical weapons caches in Syria.
Oct 28, 2013 4:36PM ET
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised gay athletes won't be persecuted by the country's strict anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While this sentiment from Putin is significant and symbolic, the anti-gay uproar in Russia would be enough to give any athlete pause.
Oct 28, 2013 2:12PM ET
Many American troops were injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars not by bombs or bullets, but by something seemingly innocuous: getting rid of trash.
Oct 28, 2013 8:37AM ET
With all the hype from Captain Phillips and last week's news of a pirate attack off the coast of Africa, there's a newfound pop culture interest in pirates and defenses against said pirates. Enter the merchant navy, who swear that the musical stylings of Britney Jean Spears can save them from Somali pirates.
Oct 28, 2013 3:08AM ET
Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China was evacuated on Monday after a car plowed into a crowd of people, catching fire as well as killing three people.
Oct 27, 2013 10:02PM ET
An unidentified collective of hackers, similar to those behind the "OpIsrael" attacks in April, reportedly managed to shut down a major tunnel road in the country two days in a row
Oct 27, 2013 9:06PM ET
A new, anti-American billboard campaign in Tehran didn't last for long: Iranian officials removed the posters days after they went up.
Oct 26, 2013 6:04PM ET
Hoo boy, this one's going to be difficult to explain. A new document leaked to Der Spiegel by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden indicates the NSA had taps on German chancellor Angela Merkel's phone for over a decade.
Oct 26, 2013 4:38PM ET
Women in Saudi Arabia planned to drive on Saturday without worrying about the usual social and legal repercussions that hold them back from getting behind the wheel. Thankfully, luckily, the protests went off without a hitch.
Oct 26, 2013 1:28PM ET
A doping scandal rocked the hallowed sport of pigeon racing this week after six birds tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Yes, everything in that sentence was true.
Oct 25, 2013 1:45PM ET
A small tsunami hit the cost of Japan on Friday after an earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima.
Oct 25, 2013 8:49AM ET
In most countries in the world it's unremarkable when women plan to get behind the wheel and drive, but in Saudi Arabia when thousands of women do so on Saturday, it will be a massive act of rebellion in the face of the country's religious authorities.
Oct 24, 2013 11:56PM ET
Germany and Brazil have decided to work together to push a UN resolution aimed at restraining the U.S.'s international surveillance of, among other things, world leaders.
Oct 24, 2013 8:06PM ET
After nearly a week of assuring various world leaders that the U.S. isn't currently spying on their communications, the U.S. has started to warn other countries of a new perceived threat from Edward Snowden's leaked documents.
Oct 24, 2013 11:27AM ET
In what sounds like a eerie a repeat of one the biggest movies of the moment, pirates have seized an oil vessel off the coast of Africa and kidnapped its captain.
Oct 23, 2013 8:20PM ET
The U.S. routinely briefs Pakistan officials in secret on drone strikes in the country, according to a Washington Post report from Bob Woodward and Greg Miller out Wednesday evening.
Oct 23, 2013 6:20PM ET
A clown who kills a former drug lord at a children's party cannot be a true jester, argue clown leaders seeking to defend their profession at a convention in Mexico City.
Oct 23, 2013 5:16PM ET
Despite new prime minister's criticism, officials confirm that the Pakistani military and intelligence approved strikes.
Oct 23, 2013 4:37PM ET
A seven-year-old girl who was removed from her parents' home in a Dublin suburb was returned on Wednesday after DNA tests revealed that despite her "white" appearance, she was, in fact, the biological daughter of her Roma parents.
Oct 23, 2013 1:05PM ET
Sheldon Adelson was probably the worst bully on the playground, if his ideas about how to negotiate with Iran are any indication. The billionaire Republican donor thinks Obama should fire a nuclear warning shot at Iran to force them to disband their nuclear program. No big deal.
Oct 23, 2013 8:28AM ET
Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst was suspended by the Vatican on Wednesday for, among other things, spending $20,000 on his bathtub.
Oct 23, 2013 3:22AM ET
Australia, home to some of the highest skin cancer rates in the world, has begun to ban indoor tanning beds said to speed up the development of cancer.
Oct 22, 2013 3:50PM ET
Chinese state media just took aim at another foreign company: Samsung, which happens to make the most popular smartphones in the country.
Oct 22, 2013 3:49PM ET
Radu Dogaru is one of six Romanian art thieves on trial for one of the biggest art heists in the modern era. He admitted to stealing them, but is now claiming the museum made it too easy and wants to sue them for negligence.
Oct 22, 2013 8:22AM ET
Two new reports, released on the same day and coinciding with a key diplomatic meeting, question American claims that overseas drone strikes only hurt militants and terrorists.
Oct 22, 2013 3:16AM ET
The cleanup effort of Japan's Fukushima nuclear react, damaged by flooding during the massive earthquake that hit the island nation in March 2011, continues to hit snags.
Oct 21, 2013 1:17PM ET
A suicide attacker destroyed a bus in southern Russia on Monday, and as has become the norm anytime something bad happens in Russia, it was captured by other drivers with cameras in their car.