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The Lebanese militant group says Hassan al-Laqees was killed outside his home. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Since the beginning of the uprising against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a lot has been written about high level defections from the government side.
Tensions eased in Thailand on Tuesday as police took down barricades in the capital and allowed anti-government demonstrators to enter the compounds of government buildings.
Callers claiming to be from one of the country's feared drug cartels threatened to kill priests if a seminary didn't pay them, Mexico City's archbishop says.
Northeast Asian Security Specialist John Park discusses why Kim Jong-un's uncle would lose his powerful position.
Sbeineh was once a thriving town on the southern outskirts of Damascus. Residents of the Syrian capital came to buy their furniture here and many factories, now abandoned, still line the main street into town.
Some of the world's oldest and rarest Bibles and biblical texts were placed online Tuesday in newly digitized form by two of the world's most venerable libraries.
On a visit to Japan on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden assured his hosts that the U.S. will express concerns to China over Beijing's recent claim of a large swath of airspace in the region.
The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "very likely" has been removed from his top-level position in government, two South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday, citing a briefing they received from their county's intelligence service.
U.S. singer-songwriter Bob Dylan is being investigated on suspicion of inciting hatred in Paris over comments he made in Rolling Stone magazine, French prosecutors said Tuesday.
Hundreds of Boko Haram militants attacked an Air Force base and a military checkpoint in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri early Monday, according to government officials.
When it comes to mathematics, reading and science, young people in Shanghai are the best in the world, according to a global education survey released Tuesday.
A United Nations fact-finding team has found "massive evidence" that the highest levels of the Syrian government are responsible for war crimes in the nation's civil war, the U.N.'s human rights chief said Monday.
By his own admission, one of the U.S Navy's top commanders says his Pacific fleet "gets all the best stuff" when it comes to state-of-the-art weaponry -- an undeniable reflection of President Barack Obama's so-called pivot towards Asia.
Thousands of protesters calling for the ouster of Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich gathered outside parliament Tuesday as opposition leaders sought a no-confidence vote in his government.
As part of CNN's special series "Inside the Louvre," we asked you to share your favorite artwork via the hashtag #LouvreFavorite. From the "Mona Lisa" to the "Winged Victory of Samothrace," check out the top 10 most popular Louvre artworks selected by our community.
Protesters blocked the Ukrainian government's main headquarters Monday, stepping up their campaign against President Viktor Yanukovich in the eastern European country's biggest demonstrations since the "Orange Revolution" nine years ago.
Syria's brutal conflict between regime and rebel forces is creeping closer and closer to nervous residents in the areas of Damascus still under government control. But in some suburbs of the capital, all-out war is already here.
Reports of rapes, killings and other horrors are growing in the Central African Republic. Rights groups accuse security forces and militia gangs of torturing civilians as world leaders warn that the nation is on the verge of a genocide.