A Syrian activist on Wednesday said the death toll had risen to 15 in the deadliest day in a week of confrontations between government forces and protesters demanding reform.
Oil prices pushed above $105 per barrel Tuesday, as traders focused on a series of international crises that could tighten global supplies at a time when consumption is expected to increase.
Israel is handing back to Russia ownership of a czarist-era landmark in the heart of Jerusalem, defusing a long-simmering dispute between the two countries right before Israel's leader visits Moscow.
When he took over as secretary of state in the Clinton administration at age 68, Warren M. Christopher said he didn't expect to travel much. He went on to set a four-year mark for miles traveled by America's top diplomat.
On Friday morning, a caller rang a London radio station to discuss the lessons of the Japanese earthquake and said something both death-defyingly stupid and brilliantly illuminating.
Gulf Arab stock markets slumped Tuesday and the cost of insuring Bahrain's debt surged, as investor unease with the political volatility in the tiny island nation appeared poised to grow with the declaration of a three-month state of emergency.
The Dalai Lama said Thursday that he will give up his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile and shift that power to an elected representative, as the 76-year-old Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader struggled with growing worries about who will succeed him when he dies.
The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions staged hit-and-run attacks against government buildings and officials in the early 1980s and almost succeeded in killing the president of a country that has remained eerily quiet during the geopolitical tsunami that is still sweeping the Arab world. You're supposed to guess which country.
A bipartisan group of senators and House members this week urged the head of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency to demand intrusive inspections of Syria's suspected nuclear program.