January 14, 2013 A performance of "Here Comes the Sun" brought smiles to a group of jobless Spaniards gathered to request government benefits.
January 14, 2013 During his rule, King Abdullah has introduced a series of reforms directed at women. But there are still sharp limits. The monarch has now named women to a top advisory body, but they can't gather in the presence of the men.
January 14, 2013 Looking to rout Islamist militants who might try to make Mali a base for terrorist operations elsewhere, French forces have been mounting air and ground attacks. The militants pushed back on Monday and said they would take the fight to French soil.
January 14, 2013 For her new book, Gran Cocina Latina, chef Maricel Presilla visited homes and restaurants across Latin America to document their food. But one dish familiar to Americans, the sauce often served with Cuban-style yuca fries, has a surprising origin — Presilla herself.
January 13, 2013 A French soldier and 17 Islamist rebels were killed in the raid to rescue a French hostage in Somalia, who is also believed to have died. The president's acknowledgment of the U.S. role in the raid came the same day as France said the U.S. provided "communications and transport" support for the ongoing French military action against Islamist rebels in Mali.
January 13, 2013 "Stopping the terrorists, that's done," Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in an interview Sunday. He also said the three-day-old intervention in Mali was getting support from the U.S. and other countries.
January 13, 2013 The decision to retry the strongman who was serving a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters came as no surprise. Mubarak and his security chief will be tried again on criminal charges related to those deaths. The news was welcomed by both Mubarak loyalists and his most ardent opponents.
January 12, 2013 Lebanon has had some of the worst winter weather in decades. First, record rainfalls flooded the low-lying part of the country, then ice and snow bent trees and blocked roads. The frigid conditions are making it even harsher for Syrian refugees trying to take shelter from the violent conflict back home.
January 12, 2013 It's not clear whether a French intelligence agent is dead or alive after a botched rescue attempt in Somalia on Saturday morning. The operation may have dangerous implications for other French hostages being held across Africa.