The U.N. General Assembly voted Friday to condemn the Syrian government's latest attacks on its citizens, and criticized Security Council members for failing to take more decisive action to halt the civil war.
A Russian court's guilty verdict and prison sentence for three Russian punk rockers has united pop stars, human rights advocates and political leaders around the world in a motly phalanx of support for the women of Pussy Riot seen as victims of a new strain of
On what was supposed to be the last day of a holiday cease-fire in Syria, a government shell struck a micro-bus in Damascus on Monday, killing at least 10 people, many of them children, activists said.
Reporting from Moscow -- Yelena Bonner, human rights activist and widow of Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died. She was 88. Bonner died Saturday afternoon in Boston after a long illness, said her daughter,...
Barbara Demick and John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, the mercurial strongman who styled himself as a "Dear Leader" while ruling over an impoverished police state, died at 69, according to North Korean state media. Kim was believed to have suffered from multiple...
Loren Miller Jr.Longtime Superior Court judge Retired Superior Court Judge Loren Miller Jr., 74, the second of three generations of his family to serve on the bench in California, died Dec. 5 of complications from chronic...
Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
Thousands of people attended a mass funeral for the 44 people reported killed in two suicide car bombings in the Syrian capital, Damascus. They cheered Syria's president, Bashar Assad and denounced his critics.
A suicide bomber struck a funeral gathering in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing at least 19 people, including a member of parliament, and heightening fears of an accelerating slide into violence in a part of the country that was once relatively peaceful
Syria, United Nations, veto, Russia, China, Arab Spring: Russia and China on Saturday blocked a United Nations Security Council resolution backing an Arab League plan that may have hastened the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ventured Wednesday into the raging international debate about Syria, voicing support for Moscow’s controversial decision to throw a diplomatic lifeline to embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Dozens of Russian protesters who tried occupy an iconic Moscow square were arrested Monday after an impassioned rally against newly elected president Vladimir Putin. Hundreds of other protesters were arrested in St. Petersburg.
Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Syria amid a flurry of diplomatic activity following the massacre of more than 100 people -- most of them women and children -- in the town of Houla.
Japanese police have finally captured Naoko Kikuchi, one of the last remaining suspects from the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, who admitted to being relieved that her life on the lam had come to an end.
Iran has razed two buildings and bulldozed earth away from a site at the Parchin military complex where international nuclear watchdogs suspect a test of nuclear weapons explosives was carried out in 2003, a Washington think tank has alleged, based on recent s
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said publicly for the first time Monday that the U.N. agency suspects Iran has been cleaning away traces of a 2003 nuclear weapons test ahead of possible inspections of the military facility south of Tehran.