Bulgaria's ambassador to Yemen escaped with minor injuries on Saturday after masked gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital and tried to kidnap him, a Western diplomat said.
Rebels fought the army in northern Syria today, activists said, and Syrian dissidents abroad gathered to try to unify and project themselves as a credible alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.
Greek politicians abandoned their quest to form a government today, leaving the president with one final opportunity to avert new elections that could drive the debt-choked country out of the European single currency.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sought on Saturday to calm fears that his Mormon faith would be an obstacle to evangelical Christian voters, stressing shared conservative values while acknowledging religious differences.
Thousands of Spaniards fed up with economic misery and waving banners against bankers marched on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the grassroots "Indignados" movement that has sparked similar protests around the world.
Borders & Southern Petroleum announced today it has started to explore a well south of the coast of the Malvinas Islands.
European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said today that the single European currency is irreversible and the European Union must persuade citizens that the economic and financial crisis will be overcome.
Credit rating agency Fitch put the whole of the euro zone on notice today that were Greece to leave the currency bloc as a result of its current crisis, the remaining countries could find their sovereign ratings at risk.
Two big cases addressing marriage rights for gays and lesbians are on track to reach the US Supreme Court as soon as this year, keeping the focus on an issue President Barack Obama reignited with his endorsement this week.
Argentina's seizure of 51% of the shares of Spanish oil group Repsol's YPF unit could scare away international firms from investing in the South American country, the International Energy Agency said today.