Full story - January 07, 2021
Police with guns drawn point at a rioter as a violent mob try to break into the House Chamber on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington DC. 
The domed Capitol building in Washington, DC, has for centuries been the scene of protests and occasional violence. But Wednesday's events were particularly astounding.
Full story - January 07, 2021
A man wearing a fir hat with horns and holding a US flag is shown standing among a large crowd of Trump supporters.
President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an "orderly transition on January 20th" after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
Full story - January 06, 2021
The US Capitol building is shown with smoke and riot police standing behind a baracade.
The US Capitol locked down Wednesday after protesters breached barricades amid violent clashes between President Donald Trump's supporters and Capitol police.
Full story - January 06, 2021
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is shown standing behind a microphone and wearing a suit and red tie.
Sudan on Wednesday said it had signed an agreement with the United States that paves the way for the cash-strapped African nation to normalize relations with Israel and clear some of its massive debt to the World Bank.
Full story - January 05, 2021
Two people are shown from behind wearing head coverings and looking up at a screen showing with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Gulf Arab leaders signed a declaration Tuesday in Saudi Arabia to mark a new page in relations following the kingdom's decision to end a 3 1/2-year embargo of Qatar, easing a rift that deeply divided regional US security allies and frayed social ties across the interconnected Arabian Peninsula.
Full story - January 04, 2021
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is shown wearing a traditional white turban while sitting behind a microphone.
Iran on Monday began enriching uranium up to 20% at an underground facility and seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the crucial Strait of Hormuz, further escalating tensions in the Middle East between Tehran and the West.
Full story - December 31, 2020
A model of the coronavirus in red is displayed next to boxes of COVID-19 vaccines
The go-ahead should allow the vaccine to be supplied more broadly at home and moves Beijing closer to being able to ship it abroad.
Full story - December 30, 2020
A group of women raise their arms and wave green flags
The vote means that abortion will be legalized up to the 14th week of pregnancy, and also will be legal after that time in cases of rape or danger to the mother's life.
Full story - December 29, 2020
A crowd of people are shown standing outside, many holding cell phones, with classical European buildings in the distance.
A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, causing major damage to homes and other buildings in a town southeast of the capital. A girl was killed in the quake and a man and a boy were pulled out alive from a car buried in rubble and sent to a hospital.
Full story - December 28, 2020
A placard showing a picture of Zhang Zhan is shown held by a man wearing a striped shirt.
A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison on charges of "picking fights and provoking trouble," one of her lawyers said.