The United States removed Cuba from its blacklist as a state sponsor of terrorism on Friday, in a landmark move aimed at paving the way towards normalizing ties frozen for half a century.
It was an emotional day for The Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger as he prepared to bring down the curtains on his 20-year-old run at the helm of one of the most prestigious publications in the world. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks, however, used the occasion to take the renowned journalist down a peg.
The Islamic State jihadist group has seized control of the airport in the city of Sirte after forces of a Tripoli-based Libyan government withdrew, a spokesman said Friday.
A 41-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to one year in jail after which he will be deported from the UAE for posting a 'blasphemous' status on a social networking site.
In an emotional get-together, a woman has met for the first time a man who received her late brother's face in a groundbreaking transplant.
Myanmar released the results of its first nationwide census in 30 years on Friday but the survey excluded the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, who complain of deep state-sanctioned discrimination.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday.This is the second attack in a week ,whose responsibility was claimed by the Sunni militant group
More than 500 prisoners held in jails across Nepal were granted amnesty on the country's Republic Day on Friday, a move prompted by damage caused to many prisons by last month's devastating earthquake.
More than 100 Australians have left the country to support IS in Syria and Iraq.
Myanmar's delegate to talks in Bangkok on Southeast Asia's migrant crisis on Friday rebuked the UN's refugee agency for calling on the country to recognise the Muslim Rohingya minority as citizens to stem their exodus from its shores.
The volcano has been active in recent years, this time the smoke billowing some 9km into the sky. Authorities have reported no injuries to the 137 residents of the island, which about 70 miles south of Japan.
Rebel forces in Syria continue capturing territory and move closer to President Assad's Damascus.
The National Spelling Bee has ended in a tie for the 2nd straight year: Indian-Americans Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam are co-champions, cementing the community’s hold on an event which has come to be dubbed the Indian Super Bowl.
Despite a fearsome reputation for inflicting savage violence on foes, Islamic State militants have gone out of their way to try to win over residents of Ramadi, providing basic services and governance, said locals.
The vicious 'Ndrangheta's grip on the south Italian region of Calabria means that few dare to run for public office.