U.S. diplomats and embassy staff who were held hostage in Tehran for 444 days following the 1979 revolution have won compensation after 36 years.
Russia plans to build at least six new nuclear power units in India in the next 20 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.
Eight migrants, including six children, drowned at sea near the Aegean city of Izmir while heading for the Greek island of Lesbos.
U.S. aircraft carried out two attacks in the district of Sangin in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, overrun by Taliban militants earlier this week, officials say.
Ukraine's parliament has approved a bill that allows the government to impose a trade embargo against Russia, a week after Russia announced a food embargo against Ukraine.
Syria is ready to enter peace talks in Geneva, the country’s foreign minister has said during an official trip to China.
Russian opera star Dmitri Hvorostovsky is canceling four February performances of Verdi's Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera in New York because of ongoing treatment for a brain tumor, the Met says.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to reassure Tehran that the White House can waive new visa requirements that have outraged Iranians, but has faced a backlash from Republican leaders in Congress.
Kyiv's Holosiiv district court has extended the detention of two Russians alleged to be members of Russia's armed forces until at least February 20.
Former Russian oil tycoon and outspoken Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was targeted for arrest in Moscow December 23, says he may apply for political asylum in the United Kingdom.
A task force from the governing body of world athletics will make a first visit to Russia on January 10 and 11 to inspect for progress toward cleaning up the doping scandal that led to Russia's suspension from the sport last month.
Kosovo's Constitutional Court has ruled that parts of a deal between Kosovo and Serbia to give more powers to ethnic Serbs in Kosovo violate the country's constitution.