February 18, 2013 The decision comes the same day a U.N. commission said both the rebels as well as the Assad regime had committed atrocities and should be brought to justice.
February 18, 2013 The Australian Broadcasting Corp. reports that the man identified as Ben Zygier "was arrested by his own spymasters after they believed he told Australia's domestic intelligence agency about every aspect of his work with the Israelis." Zygier apparently committed suicide in 2010 after 10 months in prison.
February 18, 2013 A system of favors among Greek media outlets, politicians and banks helped produce one of the most inflated media sectors in Europe. But the media have been hit hard by the country's massive austerity drive, and have taken a huge loss in terms of credibility.
February 18, 2013 A famous doctor is on trial in Spain, accused of masterminding one of the world's largest sports doping rings. Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes' client list is believed to include at least one former teammate of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. The doctor says he treated athletes from other sports, as well.
February 17, 2013 The explosions targeted mainly Shiite neighborhoods. The attack comes amid increasing Shiite-Sunni tension in Iraq.
February 17, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI asked those gathered in St. Peter's Square to continue praying for him and the next pope. He steps down as pope Feb. 28.