Syria Opposition Demands Urgent U.N. Probe Into Alleged Chemical Attacks

Syria's opposition demanded on Thursday that United Nations chemical weapons inspectors immediately investigate a besieged rebel-held region hit by an alleged chemical weapons attack...

Mugabe, 89, Sworn In For Five More Years As Zimbabwe’s President

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Africa's oldest leader at 89, was sworn in on Thursday for a new five-year term in the face of criticism...

Britain Is A More Modest Military Power, New Defense Chief Says

Britain should have lower expectations of its military power because government spending cuts mean it will not be able to fight every potential war...

Divided Egypt Prepares To Release Mubarak From Jail

Deposed leader Hosni Mubarak may leave jail on Thursday by court order after a week of bloody turmoil in which Egypt's new army-backed rulers...

I Was Framed, Says China’s Bo As He Mounts Feisty Defense

Fallen politician Bo Xilai put up a feisty defense on Thursday as he faced China's most political trial in decades, saying he was framed...

Activists Say Nearly 500 Killed In Gas Attack Near Damascus

Syrian activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of launching a gas attack that killed nearly 500 people on Wednesday, in what would, if confirmed,...

Egyptian Court Orders Mubarak’s Release

Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil...

Britain Defends Top Official’s Role In Halting Snowden Reports

Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May defended on Wednesday the involvement of the nation's most senior civil servant in ordering the Guardian newspaper to surrender...

Cameron Was Behind UK Attempt To Halt Snowden Reports: Sources

British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered his top civil servant to try to stop revelations flowing from the Guardian newspaper about U.S. and British...

Egypt’s Mubarak Will Be Freed Soon, Lawyer Says

Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail soon after a prosecutor cleared him in...