The Obama administration is considering the possibility of removing all U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission officially finishes at the end of 2014, White House officials said Tuesday.
A 70-year-old man has married a 15-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, human rights workers said Tuesday.
A Syrian Cabinet minister confirmed the death of his rebel son, and, without a trace of grief, coldly rejected the young man's embrace of the opposition, according to a state news report.
Thousands of government supporters demonstrated in at least five Shiite provinces in southern Iraq on Tuesday, opposing protests by thousands of people in mainly Sunni provinces that have gone on for more than two weeks.
A man held by Tunisian authorities in connection with the deadly September attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has been released by a judge, Tunisia's state news agency reported Tuesday.
Nigeria's former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, believes more could be done to reach out to the militant Islamist group Boko Haram to find out what leads them to carry out the acts of violence. In an interview with CNN, Obasanjo suggested the current government should adopt a "carrot and stick" approach rather than just cracking down on the group.
A new investigation into the death of singer Amy Winehouse found that she died of accidental alcohol poisoning, authorities in the London borough of Camden announced Tuesday. It's the same result as the original investigation, but the earlier one had to be thrown out because the coroner did not have the right qualifications. Winehouse died at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011.
Taxi drivers and bellboys aren't the only ones going back to school to learn a little English ahead of the 2014 World Cup to be hosted in various cities across Brazil. In the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, prostitutes are lining up for free English classes that will be offered by the regional Association of Prostitution starting in March.
Pro-British political groups planned to meet this week as part of an effort to defuse tensions and stem some of the worst violence in Northern Ireland in recent memory.
A gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier killed a British soldier Monday on a patrol base in Helmand province, when he opened fire on ISAF and Afghan soldiers, according to the UK Ministry of Defence.
Investigators are working to determine what caused a helicopter crash in central Peru that killed seven people, including five Americans.
Stifling heat and strong winds have combined to create a "catastrophic" fire risk in the southeast Australian state of New South Wales.