One day after the sacking of its embassy in Tehran by pro-regime Iranian militants, Britain on Wednesday evacuated all its diplomats from Iran, closed its embassy and ordered the expulsion of all Iranian diplomats from London within 48 hours.
Police Sgt. Luis Alberto Erazo was packing his tarp and towel at about 6 a.m. on Saturday — preparing for another long march through the jungle — when he felt gunshots graze his neck and face. Without thinking, he sprinted into the brush as his assassin gave chase.
Three top Khmer Rouge leaders accused of helping mastermind Cambodia’s “killing fields” in the 1970s went on trial in Phnom Penh on Monday as hundreds of victims and curious onlookers arrived at the court from around the country to witness the proceedings.
The Obama administration has temporarily removed its ambassador to Syria, who has drawn worldwide attention to the regime’s harsh domestic crackdown, citing “credible threats against his personal safety.”
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a popular draw whenever fragments of the ancient manuscripts are displayed at museums around the world. Now you can get a close-up glimpse of the scrolls with a few keystrokes on your personal computer.
Two American hikers convicted of spying in Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison were freed Wednesday in a legal and diplomatic drama that ended after negotiations over bail and infighting between the Iranian president and the country’s judiciary.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally announced Friday that he will ask the U.N. Security Council to endorse his statehood bid, putting the United States in line for a showdown with the Palestinians and their supporters across the Arab world.