Venezuela, a long-time diplomatic thorn on the side of the United States, has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.
The New York Times is reporting that on several occasions, U.S. forces involved in Iraq after the 2003 invasion came across aging stockpiles of chemical weapons and that several service members were injured by their exposure to toxic agents.
A one-day conference in Cairo has brought pledges of some $5.4 billion to help rebuild Gaza.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning that Syrian border town of Kobani is on the verge of being captured by the self-declared Islamic State.
A United Nations report out today lists what it describes as a "staggering array" of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that makes California the first in the nation to have a clear definition of when people agree to sex.
In an extraordinary and unprecedented move, the Vatican has placed a former archbishop under house arrest after he was accused of paying for sex with children while serving as the papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, thanking lawmakers for their support of Kiev in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.
The Senate joined the House on Thursday in rare bipartisanship by approving a measure to train and equip members of the Syrian opposition.
The final tally was 273 to 156. But many members of both parties broke ranks with their leaders — Reps. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi — who strongly backed the measure.