| Jan 19, 2014
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their websites. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
BEIRUT — Despite deep divisions, the major U.S.-backed Syrian opposition bloc voted Saturday to participate in peace talks scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland, ending months of uncertainty about whether the group would attend the long-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Turkish police raided offices of a government-backed Islamic charity in six provinces on Tuesday and detained at least 23 people accused of having links with Al Qaeda, local media reported.
The coordinated operation against the Humanitarian Relief...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A new wave of street protests has flared in Istanbul following the arrest on graft charges of two dozen banking figures with close ties to the Turkish government.
The raid on those suspected of corruption prompted Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
A power struggle between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an exiled Muslim cleric sharpened Tuesday with the government purging 350 police officers involved in the anti-corruption sweeps that have netted figures close to Erdogan.
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It was the summer of 2012 and the young Jordanian was working long hours as a teacher at a vocational high school. He had just bought an apartment and a car. He was interested in getting married.
But just a few months later, he was making a long and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:20 PM
When Wall Street finally stopped living in fear of another bust, the opposite happened: a market boom that propelled U.S. stocks to their biggest rally in at least 16 years.
Share prices ended Tuesday with more gains, capping a stunning advance that...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Ready yourself for the real-life glowing green menagerie.
Ten little piggies that glow in the dark have been created by scientists at the South China Agricultural University. (See the video above.) A sheep that glows green under a black light will...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week marks an end of an era in the Southland as Hollywood Park will turn out the light for good. In it's heyday, celebrities such as Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and Fred Astaire would linger...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins with a surreal scene in Indonesia as a miner uses a pole to extract sulfur from a pipe at the flow crater during an annual offering ceremony on the Ijen volcano in Yogyakarta. The Ijen crater rises to 2,386m, with a...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:26 PM
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — An Istanbul prosecutor said Thursday that he had been removed from the investigation of corruption involving the families of high-ranking officials of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
The complaint by prosecutor...