South Sudan rebel forces said their positions in oil-rich Unity state and in Jonglei state have come under attack by government troops.
After days of blooshed in the Ukraine, negotiations are underway between the government and opposition leaders.
Pope Francis is calling the Internet a "gift from God," saying it makes communication easier.
A senior Iranian official said the notion that the Islamic Republic agreed to dismantle parts of its nuclear program is a mischaracterization by the Obama administration.
Leaders from the Syrian regime and opposition forces are set to begin direct talks Friday.
The United Arab Emirates has convicted 30 men of trying to set up a Muslim Brotherhood cell in their country.
World diplomats are in Switzerland trying to find a solution to Syria's deadly civil war.
American Pastor Saeed Abedini has been transferred from the murderer ward to a political prisoner ward in Iran's deadliest prison Rajai Shahr.
One day after terrorists released a video promising to target the Winter Olympics, Russian authorities are searching for a woman known as a black widow.
Russia and Iran are criticizing the United Nations for withdrawing its invitation to Iran to join the Syrian peace talks this week.