The Irish border question took center stage in Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union on Monday, causing a major setback for Prime Minister Theresa May, who had hoped
Doctors estimate that more than 10% of Iran's 80 million people are addicted to heroin or other drugs, another consequence of economic stagnation and unemployment in the Islamic
Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen’s deposed strongman who ruled the country for more than three decades, was killed Monday as fighting raged between his followers and their former rebel
Rights group says DR Congo drafted ex-M23 fighters last year to crush protests against President Joseph Kabila.
Residents of a farming area in eastern Afghanistan say 10 villagers were killed when a U.S. airstrike hit their truck in August. The U.S. military has pushed back strongly against
Marilyn Stafford, 92, is a discreet and self-effacing woman now being drawn out of obscurity because of her extraordinary — and largely unseen — portfolio that highlights social
Syrian militias armed by different parts of the U.S. war machine have begun to fight each other on the plains between the besieged city of Aleppo and the Turkish border,
It's been more than 100 years since the world began observing International Women's Day , and yet no country has achieved full gender equality.
Zambia has launched an ambitious plan to eliminate malaria by 2021. But how realistic is that goal?
Dr. Renzo Guinto, a physician in the Philippines working to raise awareness about the connections between climate change and human health, believes hospitals can take the lead to
Up to 90 are dead and 120,000 homeless in floods that have swept through Peru after a sudden El Nino warming of Pacific waters off the coast triggered torrential downpours and
FOOTAGE released by CNNshows men being sold at an auction in Libya.
The majority of countries now allow sexual activity between consenting adults of the same gender, and the legal recognition of same-sex marriage is slowly spreading, according to a
Few think the practice will change anytime soon, but the National Assembly is considering a bill that would outlaw it.
China on Wednesday will kick off its World Internet Conference, a three-day gathering in the eastern city of Wuzhen. With Chinese leaders stressing all things Internet as a major
May 28 is World Hunger Day. Here are 5 compelling facts about lacking food.
Thousands of opposition backers waving banners and shouting anti-government ballads marched through the streets of the Honduran capital Sunday in a boisterous but peaceful
Authorities in northern India said Wednesday that some 80 bodies that surfaced in the Ganges River this week – many of them children – had been given traditional water burials and
In North Korea, missiles and nuclear bombs are more than a means of national defense – they’re an object of near-religious devotion.
Agnes Keji was a teen when she made the mistake of falling in love with a man named Ladu, who had no cows.
Since taking office, President Obama has sent U.S. troops into action on land or in the skies of seven countries on two continents. Here are some of the targeted killings under his
The future of pangolins will be a hot topic of discussion at the largest gathering of world conservationists beginning Sept. 1 in Hawaii.
The Syrian civil war has inspired poetry articulating the suffering in the embattled land. Jeffrey Fleishman reports.
Analysts say decision to postpone regional elections raises serious concerns about the West African country's stability.
Uber launched its ride-sharing app in Nigeria in 2014, and Lagos certainly seemed like a good place to start. But drivers there are so frustrated by how little money they were
It's not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage.
Messages saying, "Kidney for Sale, Urgent," are scrawled on walls outside hospitals in Tehran. Iran once had a thriving black market in kidney sales, but officials say illicit
Vietnam, the largest destination for illegally poached African rhino horn, has not prosecuted a single rhino horn trader
The full extent of the damage Islamic State has wrought on ancient sites and artifacts in Mosul is still unknown.
Celebrity philanthropists and their help keep the neoliberal order in place and the powerful in power.
Pope Francis defended his public silence in Myanmar over the plight of Rohingya refugees, saying a public denunciation would have “slammed the door in the face” of his hosts and
Yemen’s deposed strongman, Ali Abdullah Saleh, called Saturday for a popular revolt against his former rebel allies and said he was open to dialogue with the coalition of Persian
The streets of Honduran capital were quiet a day after the government declared a curfew amid escalating violence over the slow counting of election returns. Human rights groups
It has long been a divisive issue: how much money the United States gives to foreign nations in aid. We look at what's true and false in the claims about foreign aid.
Russia's actions in Ukraine are stirring fear among Latvians that Vladimir Putin will turn his attention next to their former Soviet state.
The Philippines is home to 1.8 million abandoned or neglected children -- and the system meant to protect them often keeps them in the streets
Representatives from nearly 200 countries made common cause in the fight against climate change Saturday, adopting an agreement they hope will avert some of the worst effects of
Legal foundation of extraordinary rendition was set after the torture death of DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena in Mexico in 1985.
The final toll is a dramatic increase from previous estimates of more than 350 killed. Somalia's government blames the Al Qaeda-linked Shabab group.
The Palestinians are warning the United States against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.