• Syria crisis: Pope announces day of fasting for peace

    9/1/13 12:35 PM

    Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement to the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace there on Sept. 7.

  • Syria attack: U.S. has evidence sarin gas was used, Kerry says

    9/1/13 9:51 AM

    Secretary of State John Kerry is asserting the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and says the "case is building" for a military attack.

  • David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies

    9/1/13 8:24 AM

    Veteran British journalist and broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his TV interviews with former President Richard Nixon, has died.

  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, returns home

    9/1/13 8:20 AM

    Nelson Mandela, 95, was discharged from hospital on Sunday while still in critical condition and was taken by ambulance to his Johannesburg home where he will receive intensive care, the office of South Africa's president said.

  • Syria attack: UN experts leave Syria

    8/31/13 7:30 AM

    An Associated Press crew saw the U.N. personnel cross into Lebanon from Syria through the country's Masnaa border crossing early Saturday.

  • Syria agrees to UN probe of purported attacks

    8/25/13 9:26 AM

    Syrian state media says the government has reached an agreement with the United Nations to allow a U.N. team of experts to visit the site of last week's alleged chemical weapons attack.

  • Syria: Chemical weapons likely used by regime

    8/25/13 9:20 AM

    A senior administration official says there is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by the Syrian regime against civilians in an incident that killed at least a hundred people last week.

  • Obama convening White House meeting on Syria

    8/24/13 9:04 AM

    President Barack Obama is meeting Saturday morning with his national security team to discuss possible next steps in Syria.

  • Egypt's military chief: Army to confront violence

    8/19/13 6:24 PM

    Egypt's military leader has vowed the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds have been killed in recent days in political unrest.

  • Oscar Pistorius trial to begin in March: Report

    8/18/13 1:51 PM

    Oscar Pistorius is due to re-appear in a South African court on Monday to face charges of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. CNN reports his trial will begin in March 2014.

  • Egypt considers outlawing Muslim Brotherhood

    8/17/13 9:42 AM

    Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, once again outlawing a group that held the pinnacle of government power just more than a month earlier.

  • Egypt mosque filled with protesters stormed by police

    8/17/13 8:20 AM

    Witnesses say that Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of Islamists supporters of the country's ousted president barricaded inside.

  • Egypt: U.S. scraps military drills, but not aid

    8/15/13 6:26 PM

    The U.S. State Department is warning Americans to leave Egypt immediately for their own safety. It comes as Egypt's government estimates more than 600 people have been killed in clashes between government troops and supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

  • Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

    8/11/13 1:37 PM

    Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country's ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday.

  • U.S. to open 18 embassies shuttered by terrorist threat

    8/9/13 6:49 PM

    The State Department says that 18 of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa that have been closed due to a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday or Monday.

  • Terror alert spreads to Israel

    8/8/13 6:18 PM

    The global alert on terrorism has now extended into Israel. While it doesn't appear to be connected to the U.S. terror alert, it's yet another red flag for a tense situation.

  • Terror threats keep U.S. embassies closed through the week

    8/7/13 6:26 PM

    A major terror attack by al-Qaida may have been thwarted, but it hasn't diminished the risk facing Americans.

  • 19 U.S. embassies remain closed through week due to terror threat

    8/5/13 5:35 PM

    U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said Sunday, citing "an abundance of caution."

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