As almost 300 ferry passengers -- many of whom are high school students -- remain missing amid a massive rescue operation in the Yellow Sea off Korea's southwest coast, the wait on land remains agonizing.
Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the man behind the kingdom's committed policy to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has stepped down from his intelligence post, according to the country's official news agency.
Months after accepting asylum in Russia, U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin some questions about Russia's own surveillance practices during Putin's call-in program on state television Thursday.
Families of girls kidnapped from school by suspected Boko Haram militants are accusing the Nigerian military of lying. Despite the military's claims that nearly all the girls are now free, nearly all of them are still being held, the families said Thursday.
The militant group Boko Haram made headlines again this week with the abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria. Most of the girls were freed, but the challenge of dealing with the group remains.