An Al Jazeera reporter who was captured in Egypt and has been on a hunger strike for more than 100 days has finally been set free.
Kenyan militants claimed responsibility for two attacks on coastal cities within two days, but President Uhuru Kenyatta said al Shabab did not perpetrate the violence.
Police found the bodies of four Sunni men on the streets of Baghdad last night, an indication that the violence has spread to the Iraqi capital -- even before ISIS militants reached the city.
Earlier today, the Department of Veterans Affairs sent out a seemingly innocuous tweet about oceans, which ended up causing something of a firestorm amongst the department's critics.
Global warming might not lead to colder winter days in the future, as scientists — and those of us who suffered through the polar vortex — initially thought.
President Barack Obama has asked members of his staff to draft an executive order that would make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT employees of federal contractors on the basis of their their sexual preference or gender identification.
At least 48 people were killed in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni in an hours-long attack carried out by suspected militants who burned down buildings and fired indiscriminately at residents watching the World Cup.
Russia's Gazprom has cut off Ukraine's gas supply, after Kiev failed to meet a 10 a.m. deadline for the $2 billion it owes the company.
Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher has emerged from a coma and left the hospital where he had been treated for six months, according to his manager.
Thailand's new leaders, who seized control of the country via a coup on May 22, seem to be ramping up efforts to show the public that this whole military takeover thing is totally awesome.
The State Department announced on Friday that it has confirmed that Russia, which has repeatedly denied stoking unrest in Ukraine, sent tanks, rocket launchers and other weapons into the country.
FIFA said today that about 50 people were turned away from World Cup games after trying to enter with fake tickets, warning consumers to beware of forgeries that look very, very real.
Today, the Earth could feel the effects of three X-class solar flares that erupted of the solar surface earlier this week. Coupled with last night's full moon, making this Friday the thirteenth an especially terrifying day for the superstitious.
Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was released after being held by the Taliban in exchange for five of the group's leaders being held in Guantanamo Bay, has finally returned to the U.S.
ISIS militants, who have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit, captured two additional towns north of Baghdad this morning but have yet to invade the capital city.
Today, in honor of the start of the 2014 World Cup, ISS astronauts beamed down a message of congratulations to the team and shared with Earth-bound fans this delightful video of their zero-gravity soccer game. It looks really, really fun.
Today, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision stating that Pom Wonderful can move forward with a lawsuit against Coca-Cola for falsely advertising a pomegranate drink.
More than a decade after former President George W. Bush launched the war in Iraq, the country is spiraling into turmoil, and nobody in DC seems to want to talk about it.
According to a new Pew Research poll, Americans are more politically polarized now than they have been at any point since 1994, and those divisions are bleeding into our personal lives.
Members of the al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, have successfully seized the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and are now heading towards Baghdad.