April 24, 2013 The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
April 24, 2013 The defense secretary said the U.S. has to be "very careful" before drawing conclusions about Syria. The U.S. has said the use of chemical weapons is a "red line" in the conflict.
April 24, 2013 The landlocked nation wants to reclaim access to the Pacific that it lost in a 19th century war. But it's unclear if Chile will submit to the International Court of Justice and engage in the process.
April 24, 2013 Kentucky's junior senator, who gained a good deal of attention from a 13-hour anti-drone filibuster, is again making news related to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. But now, the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate is clarifying his statement that "I don't care" if a drone is used to kill a liquor store robber.
April 24, 2013 After decades of military rule, Myanmar is experiencing rapid economic and social reforms. But some now fear that long-suppressed ethnic and religious tensions will be hard to contain. Violence between Buddhists and Muslims that began in the western part of the country last year now appear to be spreading.
April 24, 2013 The announcement of the military exercises comes as China and Japan square off over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
April 24, 2013 Officials say the eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, housed several garment factories. More than 85 people are dead, and officials expect the toll to rise.
April 24, 2013 Opponents of the new law threw bottles, cans and metal bars. Police responded with tear gas. President Francois Hollande has appealed for calm.