Thousands of Iranians are gathering this week to mark one of the holiest times of the year, praying for forgiveness as well as help at a time of rising extremism in the region.
"I'm still alive," quipped the British monarch Queen Elizabeth on Monday when asked about her health, in her first round of public engagements since Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Members of the LGBT community, along with local and federal officials, gathered at New York City's Stonewall Inn on Monday to dedicate the site as the first national monument to gay rights.
Three European countries and two Asian nations are battling for seats on the U.N. Security Council in elections on Tuesday that are drawing attention to the refugee crisis and human rights.
An Islamic State affiliate carried out a series of attacks in Yemen's southern port city of Mukalla on Monday, killing at least 43 people and wounding several others, officials said.
Republicans on the U.S. House of Representatives Benghazi Committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday for what they said was a slowed response to help Americans under attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.
New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the "fake monks."
A prominent dual British-Lebanese journalist who hosted a talk show critical of the government of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi arrived in Beirut on Tuesday after authorities in Cairo briefly detained her and then deported her, her lawyer said.
A Swedish tourist was fatally shot while walking with his girlfriend in a major commercial district amid what authorities are describing as a rise in violent incidents in Haiti's capital.