Kenyan President Says He Expects Challenges to His Election Win

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he expects his opponents to mount legal challenges to his victory in the second presidential election since August. Kenyatta said...

Mugabe Leaves Legacy of Economic Ruin & Upheaval in Zimbabwe

From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and...

Bashar Assad Visits Syrian Troops on New Year’s Eve

Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare visit to the front line of his country’s civil war, spending New Year’s Eve with his troops...

Christians Protest Nepali Government’s Decision to Remove Christmas as Observed National Holiday

Christians are protesting the Nepali government's recent decision to remove Christmas as an observed national holiday. Since the Asian nation of Nepal became a secular...

Israel and Hamas reportedly engaged in indirect talks via European channels

Israel and Hamas are engaged in indirect "chats" through European mediation, senior Hamas official Ahmed Yousef told the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency on Sunday.According...

Moscow, Russian Politicians Downplay Implications of Flynn’s Resignation

The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to...

France Cracks Down on anti-Semitism Following Violent pro-Palestinian Protests in Paris

France's interior minister promised on Monday to crack down on anti-Semitism after violence marred pro-Palestinian rallies in and around Paris to protest against Israel's...

Pope Francis says Vatican Will Shelter Families Fleeing Middle East Conflict Zones; Urges Every...

The Vatican will shelter two families of refugees who are "fleeing death" from war or hunger, Pope Francis announced Sunday as he called on...

Jordan Repeals ‘Marry the Rapist’ Clause

Jordan's Parliament has voted to repeal a controversial clause that spares rapists punishment if they marry their victims and stay married for at least...

Syria Rebel Groups Suspend Peace Talks Over Alleged Truce Violations

Syrian government forces pressed ahead with their offensive in the water-rich Barada Valley northwest of Damascus on Tuesday as 10 rebel groups said they...

Pew Research Shows How Governments Around the World Treat Religion: Christianity Most Favored, but...

More than 40 percent of the world’s countries have an official or preferred state religion, according to a study released today by the Pew...

Japan Detects Radio Signals Suggesting North Korea is Preparing Another Missile Launch

Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing another ballistic missile launch, although such signals are not unusual and satellite images...

France’s New Far-right Leader Steps Down After Alleged Holocaust Denial

Jean-François Jalkh has stepped down as the leader of France's far-right National Front party, after controversy over his remarks about Nazi Germany's use of...

Venezuela Threatens to Exit Organization of American States

Venezuela is threatening to pull out of the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed...

Germany Says Stolen ISIS Files Are ‘Probably Genuine’

Germany's interior minister has said stolen files detailing hundreds of recruits to the Islamic State militant group can be assumed to be genuine. Thomas de...

Russia Extends Residency Permit of Edward Snowden

Russia is extending the residency permit of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked evidence of the NSA's bulk data collection...

Syrian Refugee Suspected of Planning Attack in Germany Kills Himself in Custody

A Syrian refugee suspected of planning a bomb attack "with Islamist motives" on a Berlin airport has strangled himself to death with his shirt...

Search Is Still Under Way for 700 Migrants Feared Lost in the Mediterranean Sea

Italy launched a massive search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sunday, after an overcrowded boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized overnight off the...

Crazy Storms Across Middle East: Baseball-size Hail in Israel, Flooding in Lebanon, 5 Electrocuted...

Severe weather swept across the Middle East on Sunday, pounding Israel with baseball-size hail, sending torrents of uncollected garbage through the streets of Beirut...

Several People Injured After Trains Collide Near German City of Duesseldorf

Several people were injured in a train crash on Tuesday near the German city of Duesseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen said. Rail operator Deutsche...