Say "doomsday bunker" and most people would imagine a concrete room filled with cots and canned goods.
Cleopatra wore them. Elizabeth Taylor loved them. Egyptians believed they could bring eternal life.
Of all 13,000 objects in the British Museum that are made of ivory, the Lewis Chessmen are perhaps the most revered.
An art boom is sweeping through the Middle East.
Survivors want to know if Russia could have done more to prevent the 2004 siege in which 330 died.
Academic Oget Oktem Tanor explains how she's been punished for signing an anti-government petition.
When it comes to China, has US President Donald Trump played a diplomatic master stroke?
Kim Jong-un has joined thousands of North Koreans to mark the opening of a new business development.
The UN Security Council failed Wednesday to so much as condemn last week's chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of people in Syria.
The European Court of Human Rights has been investigating Russia's culpability over the Beslan school siege in 2004.
Foreign Minister Lavrov complained about US actions and its press corps, writes Barbara Plett Usher.
A double murder highlights an array of flaws and loopholes in US law that keep guns in the hands of domestic abusers.
There is no international ban on the trade in mammoth ivory, much of which is sold into China.
Esraa was turned away from all but one of Egypt's dental schools but that didn't stop her from becoming the country's first deaf dentist.
The extraordinary story of Li Rui: Chinese Communist, journalist, exiled, jailed, freed, then shunned.
An ex-police officer says he killed people as a member of a death squad in Davao, in the Philippines.
The 14-year-old and another demonstrator were shot dead in the western city of Barquisimeto.
Readers cite whisky and curling high up on the list of why Scotland and Canada should join forces.
Tensions exist between Christians and Muslims in many parts of the Middle East, including Egypt - though less so among the Nubians of the upper Nile.
Moscow again uses its veto, on a resolution condemning last week's alleged chemical attack.