| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
A Maryland teenager who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Islamic terrorists through “Jihad Jane” was sentenced to five years in prison on Thursday.
Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a 20-year-old Pakistani citizen living legally in Ellicott City, was...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
BEIRUT — Authorities said roads across Lebanon were reopened Wednesday following a tense evening of road-closing protests linked to the war in neighboring Syria.
Clashes erupted late Tuesday between demonstrators and security forces as...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:14 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — In a ruling that a dissenting judge called "unprecedented," a federal appeals court ordered Google Inc. on Wednesday to take down an anti-Muslim video that an actress said forced her to leave her home because of death threats....
| Mar 2, 2014
| 12:25 PM
KUNMING, China — Deng Wei, his wife and 8-month-old baby were having dinner in a little restaurant in an alleyway next to this city’s main train station Saturday night when a man and a woman, both in black, came striding by, clutching large...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When a relentless pounding shook her family's apartment door in Algiers, Karima Bennoune recalls grabbing a paring knife from the kitchen and hiding. "My father looked at me and rolled his eyes," she writes in the introduction to "Your Fatwa Does Not...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Pope Francis has received praise from all quarters for pausing to hold a severely disfigured man. While receiving an audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis spent several minutes comforting and praying with the unnamed person, who sufferers from...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Q: I'm writing this with tears in my eyes.
My family and I came to Manila, in the Philippines, for a short vacation. Unfortunately, we got mugged in the park of the hotel where we stayed. All our cash, credit cards and cell phones were stolen, but...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
BEIJING -- In one of the most sophisticated bombing attacks in China in recent years, seven improvised explosive devices detonated almost simultaneously during the Wednesday morning rush hour at the Communist Party headquarters in the provincial city of...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The Somali warlord who claims responsibility for last month's shopping mall attack in Kenya is a man so ruthless and ambitious that even hardened militants fear him.
According to some Islamist fighters in Somalia,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:33 PM
BEIRUT — Mohammad Fares was euphoric in victory, boasting in recorded Web comments that his Syrian rebel comrades would soon “destroy the mountains of Qardaha,” referring to the ancestral hometown of President Bashar Assad's clan....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Iran and six major powers have been at odds for a decade over the Islamic republic’s development of nuclear capabilities, at the heart of negotiations set to resume Tuesday in Geneva.
Hopes of budging the high-stakes diplomatic standoff from...