Saudi Arabia is a staunch backer of Syrian rebels attempting to overthrow Assad, while Russia has supported the Syrian president since the beginning of the war.
One likened women to donkeys, while another said meat-eaters tell lies and commit sex crimes.
The European Union has warned that reintroducing capital punishment would end Turkey’s bid to join the bloc.
Experts say a Raisi victory in the presidential elections could increase already simmering tensions between the Islamic Republic and the West.
Anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has led massive protests in Moscow and beyond. But can he really challenge Vladimir Putin in 2018?
The Trump administration has bombed both countries this month, sparking speculation that Washington is considering military action against Pyongyang.
Moscow and Beijing want a diplomatic solution to the rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.
"The president has made very clear, either China will deal with this problem or the United States and our allies will,” the vice president said Monday.
Though the city has been relatively safe in recent years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to take its toll on the church.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan celebrated what he said was a clear result in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping new powers, but opponents said they would challenge the vote.
The U.S., its allies and China are working on a range of responses to North Korea's latest attempted ballistic missile test.
Many are leaving the region, fearful of persecution.
Trump denies involvement with the Russians but shared an interesting transaction with a Russian oligarch.
Would he drop a mother of a bomb on terrorists in a country with a Trump hotel? Unlikely.
The documents provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks.
The referendum has bitterly divided the nation.
"My concern is whether we have cut and past a framework that doesn’t work for Africa," says Amina Mohammed.
The failed attempt happened just hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms program.
The proposed constitutional changes would consolidate power in President Erdogan's hands.
Twin suicide bombings at Egyptian churches were only the latest tragedies for a community that has long been made scapegoats in a battle between the government and Islamist groups.
Born in the 19th century, Morano's life spanned three centuries and more than 90 Italian governments.
A reporter on the ground says it's the little things you notice at the huge displays of force that say the most about the regime.
U.S. defense officials had said a drone strike killed Boubaker el-Hakim in Raqqa in November.
North Korea's threats, France's farming crisis and more in the week in pictures.
An investigator has said right-wing extremists probably tried to trick people into thinking there was an Islamist militant motive.
The Trump foreign policy team overestimates China’s influence over Pyongyang.
A European political group has called for a continent-wide ban on the full Islamic face veil.
It's been an unusually tough week for Russia-U.S. relations.
As a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region, Pyongyang was putting new types of intercontinental ballistic missiles on show.
Whichever way the vote goes on Sunday, women in Turkey stand to lose the freedoms they've enjoyed for years.