Jan 31, 2013 11:07PM ET
Fourteen people are dead, up to 100 injured and another 30 remain trapped beneath the rubble, after an explosion tore through the Mexico City headquarters of the state-owned Pemex oil company.
Jan 31, 2013 10:22PM ET
A Russian judge recently thought it would be a good idea to take his holiday in Syria and pretend to be a war correspondent. And guess what happened: he got shot in the face and almost died.
Jan 31, 2013 9:44AM ET
Matthew Yglesias on the stupidity of sequestration, Caroline Baum on Paul Ryan's deficit elimination plan, Daniel Gross on the GDP report, Erick Erickson on Rubio's immigration play, and Rory Carroll on Venezuela's post-Chavez void.
Jan 31, 2013 9:10AM ET
Both Iran and Syria are ramping up the rhetoric this morning, not-so-subtly threatening Israel over its attack within Syria's borders on Wednesday.
Jan 31, 2013 7:11AM ET
There are two countries in this world that we'd rather not see tinker with nuclear energy: Iran and North Korea. And it just so happens one of those is now prepping for a nuclear test, while the other is bragging about how it's putting its own program into overdrive.
Jan 30, 2013 11:08PM ET
More details about Israel's air strike on Syria emerged from around the world Wednesday evening, and while many mysteries remain, everyone seems to agree that this situation could get very, very messy.
Jan 30, 2013 8:01PM ET
Good news, history fans: Researchers revealed on Wednesday that the vast majority of the 300,000 ancient manuscripts that had supposedly been burned by Malian rebels are actually "safe and sound."
Jan 30, 2013 2:47PM ET
After morning reports of an overnight incident as Syria's war may spill over the border, Syrian state TV is now reporting that the Israeli warplanes bombed a military research center. Confirmations from U.S. officials are also spilling in.
Jan 30, 2013 9:57AM ET
South Korea has successfully put a homegrown satellite into orbit for the first time in the country's history, officials say. Now, who's going to break the bad news to their big bad neighbors to the North?
Jan 30, 2013 9:46AM ET
Doyle McManus on immigration reform's moment, Ezra Klein on how immigration policy affects the economy, Matt K. Lewis on Twitter's overcrowding, Chris Murphy on the new NRA, and Sanjay Kumar on India's cultural emergency.
Jan 30, 2013 7:28AM ET
A pack of 10 monkeys went on a rampage in the town of Toddang Pulu in Sendenreng Rappang, Indonesia, on Tuesday. In their wake, they've left seven people injured—one critically—and one shaken village.
Jan 29, 2013 10:10PM ET
There are cash-strapped governments and there are broke governments. And then there's Zimbabwe, which, after paying last week's government salaries, has just $217 left in the bank.
Jan 29, 2013 8:09PM ET
As over three weeks have gone by since Vittorio Missoni's plane went missing, it's probably safe to say that most people have given up hope of finding the Italian fashion legend alive.
Jan 29, 2013 9:50AM ET
Bill Richardson on immigration reform, Michael Tomasky on Republican efforts to attract minority voters, Andrew Ross Sorkin on the next head of the SEC, Jeffrey Toobin on activist judges, and Tim Padgett on Brazil's nightclub fire.
Jan 29, 2013 9:46AM ET
At least 65 bodies, most with their hands tied and bullet wounds to the back of the head, were found on a river bank in the city of Aleppo, the latest atrocity to be perpetrated by the Syria regime.
Jan 29, 2013 7:57AM ET
Today, the U.K. announced that it would be sending around 350 troops to support the French operation in Mali, which means Prime Minister David Cameron has some explaining to do
Jan 29, 2013 7:12AM ET
Thanks to citizen cartographers, Google was able to fill in what was what one of the last blank spaces on earth. And now we can see things like North Korean mass transit routes, the Pyongyang's parks and of course, the country's gigantic gulags.
Jan 29, 2013 7:00AM ET
Normally, having a luxury hotel just steps from the cultural heart of a major international capital is great for business. Sometimes, it's an invitation for disaster, as the Semiramis InterContinental in Cairo found out last night.
Jan 28, 2013 6:35PM ET
On the same day that the September 11th high-jackers returned to court, word came that the office responsible for closing the prison has itself been closed, adding another entry to the long list of scuttled attempts to shut down the detention facility.
Jan 28, 2013 2:43PM ET
The New York Times reports today that the Pentagon is planning to install drone base in Niger, a move that almost certainly guarantees a long-term U.S. presence in North Africa.
Jan 28, 2013 12:10PM ET
President Mohammed Morsi declared a state of emergency in parts of Egypt, as two competing strains of violence merged to create a nation overrun by chaos.
Jan 28, 2013 9:45AM ET
Bob Woodward on why Obama chose Hagel, Paul Krugman on so-called takers, William Lloyd George on Eritrea's teetering dictatorship, Gordon Chang on Chinese air, and Albert Hunt on Republicans' electoral vote shuffle.
Jan 28, 2013 9:17AM ET
As Brazil and the city of Santa Maria prepare to bury the 233 people who died in a nightclub fire, we are slowly getting more information on what really happened early Saturday morning.
Jan 28, 2013 8:24AM ET
French troops managed to seize the famous town of Timbuktu over the weekend, but not before feeling rebels continued their assault not just on the people, but on the very culture and history of the region.
Jan 28, 2013 7:31AM ET
The Indian Juvenile Justice board ruled Monday that one of the suspects in a fatal gang rape last month will be tried as a juvenile—and if convicted, the worst sentence he can face for the will be three years in a detention facility.
Jan 28, 2013 7:21AM ET
News out of North Korean is notoriously unreliable, but food shortages in the country have gotten so bad and people so desperate that there are now reports of men murdering their own children for food.
Jan 28, 2013 6:57AM ET
Iran claims that it sent a living organism into space for the first time ever, without help from any other countries, and brought it back alive.
Jan 27, 2013 9:16PM ET
People in northern Mali celebrated on Sunday night after French troops won a series of key victories over the Islamist rebels who've been terrorizing the region for weeks.
Jan 27, 2013 6:56PM ET
Former Israeli Prime Minster Ariel Sharon has spent the last seven years in coma, but doctors say he's starting to show "significant brain activity."
Jan 27, 2013 9:21AM ET
After a band member decided to let off a firework inside a crammed Brazilian nightclub early Saturday morning, the packed venue quickly caught fire and a fun night out turned into something much more terrifying.