The climactic events that year — from revolutionaries in the streets of Tehran to blindfolded American hostages in the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis months later — not only changed Iran's history but also helped shape today's Middle East.
The Venezuelan president broke relations with the United States on Wednesday after the Trump administration and many other nations in the region recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim president.
Violence flared again Wednesday during big anti-government demonstrations across Venezuela, and at least seven protesters were reported killed in the escalating confrontation with Maduro, who has been increasingly accused of undemocratic behavior by the United States and many other nations.
British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated with the European Union.
Paris is holding its annual New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as protesters planned to gather on the famed avenue where a peaceful march previously led to violent clashes with police
A Philippine general says at least two people were killed and 21 others wounded when a bomb believed to be detonated remotely by suspected Muslim militants exploded near the entrance of a mall in the country's south
As votes are counted Monday in Congo's long-delayed presidential election, the internet was cut across the vast Central African country, apparently to prevent social media speculation about the results
Flickering candles and white flowers adorn a makeshift altar in a simple wooden home in Guatemala, remembering 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who on Christmas Eve became the second Guatemalan child to die while in U.S. border custody
Desmond Boylan, a photographer who covered war and conflict across the world before dedicating his life to documenting the joys and tribulations of daily life in Cuba for The Associated Press, died suddenly on Saturday afternoon in Havana
Russia is resettling 30 children of jailed or deceased Islamic State members from Iraq, as those involved in the battle against the extremist group are still deliberating over what to do with the families of its defeated militants
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission says presidential polls initially scheduled for April, will now be held July 20 to allow time to fix technical problems that surfaced during October parliamentary elections
Relatives of Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who on Christmas Eve became the second Guatemalan child to die in U.S. border custody, are remembering the boy in his home village with flowers, candles and photographs
Bangladesh's opposition alliance leader has called the country's general election "farcical," saying any outcome will be rejected and demanding that a new election be held under the authority of a "nonpartisan government."
Across Asia, there are pockets of optimism but also a pervasive feeling of disquiet as 2018 closes, a lot of which is linked to the twin political behemoths whose presence has been felt this year in every corner of Asia: China and Trump
The Vatican's sexual abuse case against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has expanded significantly with a man's testimony that the retired American archbishop sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11
France's Foreign Ministry is threatening legal action against a former security aide to President Emmanuel Macron, amid reports that he continued using his diplomatic passports after being fired for beating a protester
Turkey-backed Syrian fighters say their forces are on alert and ready for an offensive in a flashpoint Kurdish-held town after Syrian troops announced that they have entered it and raised the government's flag there