Syrian rebels want to use nuns "kidnapped" from their Maalula convent north of Damascus as "human shields," pro-regime daily Al-Watan said Wednesday.
At a meeting with youth on Wednesday to promote his landmark healthcare law, Obama said he is not allowed to have Apple's smart phone, the iPhone, for 'security reasons,' though he still uses Apple's tablet computer, the iPad.
Time magazine has listed 'India's Rape Epidemic,' the nationwide uproar over a number of rape incidents, especially following a brutal gang-rape in Delhi, as the ninth top world news story of 2013.
Mexican authorities on Wednesday found a stolen medical device containing dangerous radioactive material outside the truck that was carrying it north of Mexico City, threatening the lives of those who touched it, officials said.
Pakistan Supreme Court on Thursday ordered action against former prime minister Raja Parvez Ashraf and several others in the multi-billion rupees development funds case.
Yemen's government says 52 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing and a subsequent attack by gunmen on the Defense Ministry in the capital, Sanaa.
About 100 cars and trucks were involved in three pile-ups at a highway in western Belgium in a dense morning fog Tuesday, leaving at least one dead and 54 injured.
China today said it hoped for new progress in relations with the United States as Vice-President Joe Biden heads to Beijing from Tokyo tomorrow amid a raging dispute in the neighbourhood over the newly established Chinese maritime defence zone.
A Vatican newspaper has reported that Pope Francis revealed to a group of parishioners that he once worked as a bouncer at a club. The newspaper said Pope Francis talked about his past during a visit to parish church San Cirillo Alessandrino in Rome.
Legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has written a letter of support to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, who is due to appear before MPs today to face questions over his publication of intelligence files from US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
A photographic portrait of Nelson Mandela has been bought by a private art collector in New York for $200,000, the highest price ever paid for a local portrait, organizers said on Tuesday.
A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometer (70-mile) journey across the country's remote landscape.
After the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, US has exempted India and eight other countries from Iran sanctions for another six months with “additional significant reductions” in their Iranian crude oil purchases.
Outcome of the recently held constituent assembly poll in Nepal has dealt a big blow to Maoists, the country’s biggest party. The final seat tally isn’t out yet, but with just 15% of votes, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) party has been reduced to around 80 seats in the 601-member constituent assembly.
About 30,000 protesters launched a "people's coup" on Thailand's government on Sunday, swarming multiple state agencies in violent clashes, taking control of a broadcaster and forcing the prime minister to flee a police compound.