A man opened fire on U.S. troops killing three soldiers and a suicide bomb attack left four more Americans dead.
Togolese security forces shot canisters of tear gas to disperse angry anti-government protesters who demonstrated against a new electoral law Tuesday in this capital city.
Clashes along Ivory Coast's border with Liberia led thousands of people to flee their villages Tuesday, officials said. The confrontations occurred four days after seven U.N. peacekeepers and four civilians were killed in an ambush in the same area.
Thousands on Saturday fled the area in southwestern Ivory Coast where attacks left seven U.N. peacekeepers and eight civilians dead, according to a U.N. official.
Seven peacekeepers from Niger were killed Friday in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast, and more may be in danger, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
Seven Nigerian peacekeepers were killed Friday in an ambush in southwestern Ivory Coast, and more may be in danger, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
In Syria, peacekeepers are forced to do what only soldiers can: Hurry up and wait.
Security forces fired at demonstrators in a Syrian city Wednesday while United Nations observers were visiting, activists said.
Gunmen pretending to be an official security force opened fire on police at numerous checkpoints in Haditha, Iraq, early Monday, killing 27, authorities said.
A man in an Afghan police uniform opened fire on NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing one, NATO said, in what seems to be the latest of dozens of cases of Afghan security forces turning their weapons on international troops who are supposed to be their allies.
As diplomats at the United Nations slammed Syria, violence continued to rage on the ground and residents wondered out loud what the implications of total war might be.
A blast at a busy market in northwest Pakistan killed dozens Tuesday.
Pakistani security forces killed a key Taliban commander and 20 other suspected militants in northwest Pakistan, two military officials told CNN Wednesday.
Syrian security forces and members of a resistance movement comprised of military defectors clashed in the Damascus suburb of Douma, activists groups said Saturday.
Arab League officials decided Sunday to bolster the alliance's fact-finding mission to Syria, where thousands have been reported killed by security forces despite ongoing international pressure to halt the violent suppression of popular unrest.
South Sudan appealed for international aid for a remote region that has been under attack by roaming fighters, as thousands of residents fled into the bush to avoid the violence.
Arab League monitors made "mistakes" during their fact-finding mission in Syria, a top Qatari official said Thursday.
Activists are livid with the Arab League mission to Syria. CNN"s Arwa Damon reports on the growing controversy.
The United Nations is deploying peacekeeping troops to the remote town of Pibor in South Sudan, saying it faces an imminent attack by thousands of fighters engaged in ethnic clashes in the war-torn region.
When Azza Hilal Suleiman saw Egyptian military pummel the veiled woman, she stepped in to help and got kicked and clubbed by security forces, a beating that was captured in a video that went viral around the world and also showed live gunfire and the violent removal of a Muslim woman's clothing.
An Egyptian activist talks with CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom while recovering from beatings during protests.
Soldiers who just returned from Iraq are among several thousand being ordered to Afghanistan in six months as part of a mission designed to beef up Afghan forces ahead of a planned 2014 U.S. military withdrawal, officials said.
Nearly 50 Marines landed in Chicago after a 7-month deployment to Afghanistan. One met his baby boy for the first time.
ITN's Jonathan Miller reports from Damascus, Syria, under Syrian government restrictions.
When Catherine al-Talli was 13 years old, a group of strangers came knocking at her family's home in Syria. It was 1992.
A leading Syrian opposition group called Tuesday for the introduction of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria after talks with Russian government officials, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.
At least 38 people, including six children, were killed Thursday by security forces across Syria, a network of opposition activists said.
ITN's Bill Neely is near Homs, Syria, and reports there doesn't appear to be a sign of the army withdrawing tanks.
A U.N. peacekeeper died in an attack launched by "unidentified armed persons" in the south Darfur region of Sudan, the global body said Monday.
The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of soldiers and police serving as peacekeepers in Haiti.
Three United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in a camp for displaced people in Sudan's Darfur region, the global body said Tuesday.
The Iranian attorney for two American hikers released last week said Thursday he was briefly detained by security forces following a raid on his home.
The home of a Syrian musician's family was ransacked this week, an act viewed as further intimidation by security forces angry at his views about the government.
Three months after he first appeared in an Internet video -- in uniform, denouncing his government and calling on fellow soldiers to rebel -- Lt. Col. Hussein al-Harmoush was back on television Thursday night, this time in a televised confession on Syrian state TV.
Despite Syrian government crackdown, demonstrations still continue in Syria. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Security forces in Syria killed seven people in two towns Friday, an opposition activist group said.
Clashes between security forces and protesters left 15 people dead across Syria on Saturday, an activist group said Sunday.
Uruguay recalls five peacekeepers from Haiti after cell phone video of an alleged assault appeared online.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has been granted access to a detention facility in Syria for the first time since unrest broke out in the country, the committee's president said Monday after meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Security forces surrounding the Rifaie Mosque in the Damascus suburb of Kafr Sousa fired tear gas early Saturday on thousands of worshipers as they ended their prayers and tried to leave the building, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria (LCC) reported.
Six militants storm governor's compound in Parwan province after a suicide blast, killing at least 19 people.
At least six militants -- strapped with explosives-laden vests -- stormed a provincial governor's compound in central eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing at least 19 other people, officials said.
The Taliban claims responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Kandahar's mayor. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
As the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001, approaches, a major think tank is warning the decade-long effort in Afghanistan has failed to stabilize the country and will continue to falter without a major overhaul in international assistance.
Sudanese officials delayed for three hours the evacuation of three U.N. peacekeepers wounded in the contested region of Abyei by threatening to shoot down their helicopter, a U.N. official said Thursday.
Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed Tuesday in Sudan's contested region of Abyei when a landmine exploded during a patrol, the United Nations said. Seven more persons were injured, the U.N. said.
At least 23 people died Friday when demonstrations across the country were met by a fierce government crackdown, activists told CNN.
An explosion aimed at U.N. peacekeepers in southern Lebanon left six French troops wounded Tuesday, French officials said.
The restive Syrian city of Homs was in a state of mourning on Wednesday, as citizens flocked to funerals for people slain in the streets the day before, an activist told CNN.
Militants launched rocket attacks against an eastern Afghan provincial capital Tuesday, just as a NATO handover ceremony to Afghan security forces in the province of Laghman was under way.
Violence erupted yet again during nationwide protests Friday in Syria, with an activist reporting at least 21 civilians and one soldier killed.
At least 16 people have been killed over the last two days in and around the Syrian town of Hama, which a human rights group described Wednesday as the "latest city to fall victim to President Bashar al-Assad's security forces."
CNN's Hala Gorani speaks to opposition activists trying to forge a unified front in Syria.
Dozens of security forces began raiding homes and arresting tens of activists on the outskirts of Hama, Syria, early Monday prior to clashes that led to the deaths of three people, an opposition activist and a human rights group said.
The Syrian president sacked the governor of a restive province, a day after tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of its capital.
The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Monday to send 4,200 peacekeepers to Abyei, Sudan, as part of a recent agreement between Sudan and Southern Sudan.
The U.N. Security Council will take up a draft resolution that would establish an interim peacekeeping force for the disputed border region of Abyei, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told reporters Thursday.
President Barack Obama's decision to begin military withdrawals from Afghanistan is welcome, but the scale of the withdrawal is insufficient.
Syrians fleeing a brutal crackdown in one border town show exclusive videos of violence. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Syrian soldiers working to retake a rebellious northern town killed, wounded and arrested members of "armed terrorist groups" operating in the region, state media reported Saturday.
Human rights groups say more than a thousand people have been killed since the start of the uprising in Syria.
At least 15 people were killed Friday across Syria in widespread anti-government demonstrations, according to reports.
Syrian security forces and helicopters sprayed automatic weapons fire into a crowd of thousands of protesters demonstrating Friday after prayers in the northern town of Maaret al-Nouman, witnesses said.
More than 100 people were killed Monday in and around the northern Syrian city of Jisr Al-Shugur in the third consecutive day of violence there, according to reports from the government and opposition groups.
The Syrian regime has carried out a "systematic" series of abuses against protesters that could "qualify as crimes against humanity," and the United Nations must hold the government accountable, a leading humanitarian watchdog organization said Wednesday.
CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on the latest developments out of Syria including the alleged torture of a 13-year-old boy
The State Department called on the government of Iran Wednesday to investigate the death of a human rights activist this week, reportedly after security forces got into a confrontation with mourners at her father's funeral.
Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in several southern towns Friday, killing at least eight people, organizers said.
At least six Italian peacekeepers and two civilians were wounded on Friday after an explosion targeted a convoy of the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon, a U.N. spokesman said.
About 7,000 Syrians turned out to bury four people killed Sunday in the city of Homs and were not disrupted by security forces, a witness said, in a stark change from events a day earlier.
Anderson Cooper reports on how the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reacted to anti-government protesters.
At least four people were killed and dozens more were injured on Saturday when security forces in the restive Syrian city of Homs Saturday greeted anguished mourners with brute force, an activist told CNN.
Anti-government demonstrations broke out Friday in Syria after weekly Muslim prayers, with activists reporting at least 34 deaths amid clashes between security forces and protesters.
Mohannad finally managed to escape the southern city of Daraa on May 9, two weeks after the Syrian army had surrounded the city and cut electricity, phone lines and Internet services, preventing movement into and out of the city. "The situation in Daraa is indescribable," he told us from neighboring Jordan.
Live ammunition fired by Yemeni security forces left 11 protesters dead in Sanaa and Taiz on Wednesday, witnesses said, as a human rights group called for an end to the use of deadly force by government troops.
The European Union slapped sanctions on 13 top Syrian officials, including President Bashar al-Assad's brother, for "violence against demonstrators," it announced Tuesday.
Syrian security forces were using soccer stadiums as makeshift prisons Monday in at least two cities -- Banias and Daraa -- after raiding homes and arresting hundreds of residents, the directors of two human rights organizations said.
A prominent Syrian opposition figure was arrested in a suburb of Damascus on Friday, according to witnesses and his wife, and protests sweeping across the country left at least 21 civilians and 10 security officers dead.
The Syrian government on Thursday warned its citizens not to participate in unlicensed protests, saying that "the laws in force in Syria will be implemented for serving the security of the citizens and the stability of the homeland."
Demonstrators call for reforms amidst growing violence in Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
At least three protesters were killed Sunday when security forces and secret police raided the town of Jableh on Syria's western coast and fired at demonstrators without warning, according to an eyewitness and demonstrator.
Syria's Cabinet passed a bill abolishing the country's notorious state-of-emergency law as another day of clashes erupted in the simmering country's heartland, Syrian media reported Tuesday.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a TV network in Syria and whether the State Department is behind it.
A Syrian political activist explains how demonstrators seek an end to emergency rule.
Syrian security forces in last Friday's bloody demonstrations blocked wounded protesters from getting medical care, a humanitarian watchdog said on Tuesday, citing witness accounts.
At least 17 people are killed during protests in Daraa, Syria, according to a doctor at the scene.
Syrian security forces fired on protesters in a show of force after Friday prayers in Daraa, leaving at least 22 unarmed civilians dead, a doctor told CNN.
Palestinian journalists are finding reporting increasingly difficult in the face of the growing abuse toward them by Palestinian security forces in the West Bank and Gaza, according to a report released Wednesday by Human Rights Watch.
Witnesses says at least 11 protesters were shot dead by Yemen security forces in Taiz. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Forces loyal to President Alassane Ouattara have surrounded the residence of rival Laurent Gbagbo, a spokesman for Ouattara told CNN Monday night.
French peacekeepers in war-torn Ivory Coast were in control of the airport in the main city of Abidjan, the French Ministry of Defense said Sunday, as a battle for the city seemed to be looming.
Tens of thousands of Syrians marched Sunday in memory of anti-government protesters killed on Friday, calling them "martyrs" and chanting for freedom, demonstrators told CNN.
Syrian security forces flooded the restive cities of Daraa and Latakia on Monday, patrolling the streets, protecting government buildings and in at least one case clashing with protesters, according to witnesses.
Jordan's King Abdullah II has made a call for national unity and reform following bloody clashes between protesters and government loyalists late last week, the country's Petra News Agency reported.
Syria's emergency law, which has been in place nearly 50 years, is in the process of being lifted, a source close to the Syrian government said Sunday.
Calm settled over the Jordanian capital Saturday, a day after bloody clashes between protesters and government loyalists left dozens injured.
A day after violent protests erupted in the restive city of Daraa, security forces opened fire at protesters in the coastal city of Latakia, witnesses said.
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