A loud explosion was heard near a military site in the Syrian port city of Latakia on Wednesday, opposition groups and state media said, but the cause of the blast was unclear.
Afghanistan's president says he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations and the militant group stops its violent attacks on the ground.
The Taliban claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack in Afghanistan.
A suicide attack on Wednesday rocked a local market in Yemen's city of Saada killing two civilians, a Zaidi Ansarullah rebel told AFP.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "shocked" at the news of an attack on a UN compound in Somalia on Wednesday, his spokesman said.
Brazil deployed special federal police Wednesday to protect Confederations Cup venues, as mass "Tropical Spring" protests against government spending for the 2014 World Cup turn violent.
A shooting spree by gunmen loyal to a controversial sheikh in the southern Lebanese town of Sidon left one man dead and several wounded, the army and a security source said.
Singapore's smog crisis from Indonesian forest fires worsened Wednesday as air pollution levels reached a 16-year high, triggering a run on medical masks and angry complaints from foreign tourists and locals.
The Philippines Wednesday said it would keep its peacekeepers in the Golan Heights until at least August, and may stay longer if the United Nations increased security there.
Military helicopters dropped emergency supplies Wednesday to thousands of tourists and pilgrims stranded by flash floods that tore through towns and temples in northern India, killing at least 120 people, officials said.
Time is running out for the Middle East peace process, which must move forward or face total failure, former British prime minister Tony Blair said on Wednesday.
Al-Qaida-linked militants detonated multiple bomb blasts and breached the main UN compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday, sparking gun battles with security forces that killed at least 12 people.
President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to revive proposals for a world without nuclear arms by targeting cuts in deployed nuclear weapons of up to a third below levels achieved in a 2010 treaty with Russia, a senior US official said.
Saeedah and Mansoor along with other countless fellow Indonesians carrying passports newly issued by their consulate were turned away at the entrance of the Dallah fingerprinting center, thus denied the chance to rectify their status.
Asian giants Iran, South Korea and Australia reached the 2014 World Cup but Uzbekistan narrowly failed to book its
French Open losing finalist David Ferrer lost his first round match.
Nnamdi Oduamadi claimed a hat trick as Nigeria shook off the jet.
Dawn Approach won the St. James’s Palace Stakes.
The ACT Brumbies, shorn of the heart of their first-choice team, soaked up enormous pressure to secure a famous 14-12
Merion Golf Club did more than just hold its own.
Ethiopia and Togo fielded suspended stars in 2014 World Cup qualifiers during June, according to FIFA match records of the competition.
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore said Tuesday the team would be reviewed with an eye on building for the 2015 World Cup
The World Bank on Wednesday warned that severe hardships from global warming could be felt within a generation, with a new study detailing devastating impacts in Africa and Asia.
Global takaful business will reach $20 billion by 2017, a new report by Deloitte titled “The Global Takaful Insurance Market: Charting the Road to Mass Markets” revealed.
Leaders of the G8 major economies struck a deal Tuesday to crack down on the “scourge” of illegal tax evasion and fight corporate tax avoidance that rob government coffers of billions.
Saudis are expected to spend around SR19.5 billion ($5.1 billion) on their summer vacations, marking an 8 percent rise on last year, a local Arabic newspaper reported Tuesday.
Dubai contractor Drake and Scull (D&S) may consider an additional listing of its shares on Saudi Arabia's Tadawul bourse though the firm does not have any imminent plans for it, its chief executive
Delta Marketing Company Limited, one of the leading health & fitness providers in the Kingdom, opened recently its new
The largest of its kind global fashion event in Dubai will elevate the city’s stature as one of the top international
British actor Daniel Radcliffe won plaudits this week for a new stage role as a bullied Irish cripple that takes him a critical step further away from his days as boy wizard Harry Potter.
British comic Russell Brand told Katy Perry he was divorcing her by text message, the US pop star said in a new magazine interview, adding that she hasn't heard from him since.
'Terminator 2' star Edward Furlong has been charged with assault after a May 21 incident in which his girlfriend called police and reported he attacked her.
Samuel L. Jackson would have been cursing up a storm. A Texas man has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes on several planes from South America to the United States.