Released Tuesday, the seventh annual Global Peace Index assessed each country's internal crime statistics, population trends and other factors — from the number of homicides to terrorist activity to prevailing economic conditions. It may shock Americans to know that the U.S. is ranked No. 100.
A senior Israeli official on Sunday said the ruling Likud Party will not accept a Palestinian state with the borders favored by the Palestinians and the international community, a new hurdle to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's effort to restart peace talks in his latest visit to the region.
A Filipino peacekeeper was injured in a Thursday skirmish that ignited between Syrian rebel and government fighters in a small border town near Israel, prompting Austria to withdraw its troops from the UNDOF.
Bernd Wiesberger aims to become the first Austrian golfer to qualify for the U.S. Open when he starts his title defense at the Lyoness Open on Thursday.
In his sweeping, intelligent and enormously ambitious book, British historian Brendan Simms argues that whoever controls Central Europe can dominate the world.
The Pentagon's top general this week predicted that the U.S. pivot to Asia and increased support for alliances in the region will produce "friction" with China.
Technicians upgrading Iran's main uranium enrichment facility have tripled their installations of high-tech machines that could be used in a nuclear weapons program to more than 600 in the past three months, diplomats said Wednesday.
The European Parliament, the elected legislative body of the European Union, voted on Tuesday in favor of a new law that caps bankers' bonuses and implements other financial-sector reforms.