| Nov 26, 2013
| 1:28 PM
BEIRUT — A day after the United Nations unveiled a January date for long-anticipated Syrian peace talks, the head of the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army said Tuesday that his group had no intention of attending unless it was guaranteed that President...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:59 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- With dozens reported dead Thursday in clashes in the capital of the Central African Republic, the U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of more French and African peacekeepers to contain the spiraling violence....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:32 AM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, visitors to Grand Canyon National Park's Mather Point look out over a rare total cloud inversion. The phenomenon, caused by cold and warm air masses interacting, left the Grand Canyon peaking above a sea of clouds....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:33 AM
LONDON -- Britain began flying in military supplies for French forces in the Central African Republic on Friday as residents of the strife-torn country looked to international peacekeepers to stave off further sectarian killings.
The need for...
| Dec 8, 2013
A statement by a United Nations official that war crimes in Syria can be attributed to "the highest level of government, including the head of state," has renewed the debate over whether, when and how the United States should intervene in crises abroad....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 2:32 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military will fly about 850 African Union troops to the Central African Republic this week to assist French soldiers trying to quell street battles by rival militias in the country’s capital, the Pentagon announced...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Monday's Pictures in the News begins in South Africa, where mourners sing outside the home of former president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Scores of heads of state and government and other foreign dignitaries, including royalty, are beginning to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Islamic militant siege of a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital that has left scores dead demonstrates the grip of terrorism on Africa and the need for international action to defeat it, French President Francois Hollande told the United Nations...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Great news, Earthlings! As a whole, you were 0.5% happier from 2010 to 2012 than you were from 2005 to 2007.
Statisticians may think that's a negligible number, but part of being happy is looking on the bright side, right?
This information on world...
| May 20, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Architect of exiting autocracy invited to the White House
Monday, May 20 -- Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Washington symbolically celebrates his nation’s embrace of democracy and the rule of law after half a century of...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:33 AM
In Friday's Pictures in the News: People leave Damara, the last strategic town keeping Central African Republic rebels from the country's capital, Bangui; Palestinians celebrate the 48th anniversary of the Fatah movement in Gaza; firefighters carry a...