October 23, 2013 Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi says sending a drug smuggler to the gallows a second time would hurt Iran's image.
October 21, 2013 Two million Syrian children have been displaced by the war. Many have witnessed violence and experienced trauma that could have life-long consequences. One of the biggest challenges for international aid agencies is healing the invisible scars of the youngest victims.
October 21, 2013 Syria used to have one of the highest rates of polio vaccinations in the region. But since the civil war began, rates have plummeted. Now the crippling virus has likely returned to the country, health officials say. Initial tests indicate that polio has paralyzed at least two children.
October 21, 2013 The headlines are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Monday's stories range from NSA spying in France to Mexico's soccer team.
October 18, 2013 Since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian authorities have been systematically trying to break his Muslim Brotherhood. Their most recent target: the mosques and charities that formed a vital part of the Brotherhood's vast social network and helped it dominate recent elections.
October 18, 2013 In apparent anger over the handling of Syria, the Foreign Ministry in Riyadh turned down the rotating seat until unspecified reforms in the "method and work mechanism" on the council are undertaken.
October 17, 2013 The family of the convicted drug smuggler found him still breathing in a morgue after he was hanged last week.