A surprising study in monkeys involving an antibody used to treat Crohn's disease has raised new hopes for a so-called 'functional cure' for HIV - treatments that put their disease in sustained remission - allowing patients to skip the daily cocktail of pills they must take to keep their disease in check.
U.N. ambassadors from Britain and France said Tuesday they will seek to punish members of the Syrian regime implicated in the use of chemical weapons during the country's civil war, but Russia's envoy said his country would not support any such action.
A deadly combination of human error, bad intelligence and an increasingly complicated battlefield led to the mistaken bombing of Syrian government troops by American and coalition aircraft in September, according to the findings of a U.S. Central Command investigation.
Now free in the West, recently escaped political dissidents say Iran's regime has grown more oppressive since its nuclear deal with the U.S. and other world powers that had hoped the agreement would moderate the Islamic-ruled nation.
French foreign affairs minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on Tuesday for an immediate United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which has been devastated by fighting.
Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday that the Syrian army had made a breakthrough in Aleppo in the last 24 hours and dramatically altered the situation on the ground, Russian news agencies reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted fiercely on Friday to what he considers another snub by the European Union, threatening to shred a year-old deal with the EU, open his borders and allow Muslim migrants to flood the continent.
The most senior Chinese Catholic has slammed a potential rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing, saying it would be 'betraying Jesus Christ', amid a thaw in more than six decades of bitter relations.
European Parliament lawmakers backed a data-sharing deal on Thursday with the United States for security and terrorism investigations which aims to safeguard data exchanged between national authorities.
One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot (305-meter) American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way northwest to join the fight in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State group.
Russia's deployment of its S-400 air missile defense system and ballistic Iskander missile in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad 'is destabilizing to European security,' the U.S. State Department said on Monday in response to reports citing the head of the defense committee in Russia's upper house of parliament.
The cooling system of the third reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has stopped circulating water following a powerful 7.3 offshore earthquake. TEPCO said it managed to restart the system some 90 minutes after the failure.