North Korea has gained its tag as a “rogue state” due to its reluctance to open up to any foreign influences and instead decides to shroud itself in mystery.
The spectre of military confrontation with Iran, igniting a wider Middle East conflict, looms large as 2013 begins.
Nelson Mandela has been discharged after 19 days in hospital during which he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones, the South African government said on Wednesday.
One year ago, Yekaterina Samutsevich was riding a euphoric high.
This has been "an exceptionally political year," starting with the problems of the euro zone and concluding with all eyes on Washington as the U.S. teetered atop the "fiscal cliff."
Rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program.
As millions of people prepared to meet their fiery Mayan deaths , one man remained cool and calm.
East Asia is bracing for an era of tension and confrontation after Japan's general elections returned a hawkish conservative to power.
Argentina faces the prospect of eviction from the world economic community after its apparent failure to respond to a three-month deadline set by the International Monetary Fund to produce accurate inflation and growth statistics.
To hear Vladimir Putin tell it, he works like a "galley slave", pouring blood, sweat and tears into toiling for the Russian people with little personal gain in return.
When Pope Benedict addressed the clergy of Rome on Thursday, he chose to talk to them about the Second Vatican Council, perhaps the central event of his life.
China's ruling Communist Party unveiled its new seven-man Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday, confirming Xi Jinping's elevation to the no. 1 spot in the line-up and the end of Hu Jintao's 10 years as party boss. Here's a rundown of the appointed members.
The home secretary, Theresa May, faces a lengthy legal battle to overturn this week's ruling by British judges that the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada should not be sent back to Jordan to face trial.
Brazil has begun it’s efforts to minimize crime and violence in the run up to their hosting of the 2014 World Cup.