Nagasaki on Friday marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States during World War II that turned the Japanese city into an inferno.
Tens of thousands gathered at a peace memorial park in Hiroshima on Tuesday to mark the 68th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-atomic sentiment runs high in Japan.
President Vladimir Putin travels to Ukraine on Saturday to mark the 1025th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in Kievan Rus.
North Korea mounted its largest ever military parade Saturday to mark the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War.
The largest military operation in the Pacific since World War II wound up in the Solomon Islands on Wednesday after a decade working to end deep-seated ethnic violence in the poverty-stricken nation.
North Korea has launched its annual Arirang festival, featuring tens of thousands of performers in a highly-choreographed display of patriotism and support for the ruling Kim dynasty.
North Korea has awarded late leader Kim Jong-Il a new medal, as Pyongyang gears up to mark 60 years since the Korean War ended.
A year after an anti-Israeli bus bombing killed six people, Bulgaria is struggling to identify the attacker or confirm his suspected links to Hezbollah or Iran.
Bosnia will bury 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre, including a newborn baby, the 18th anniversary of Europe's worst post-war atrocity in which Bosnian Serb forces slaughtered some 8,000 Muslims.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the cutting of the 600kg Astana birthday cake baked specially for the anniversary.
Chinese authorities imposed tight control in the capital of Xinjiang, the fourth anniversary of ethnic rioting which killed around 200 people, said state media and exile groups.
Civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr is being remembered in a Washington, D.C. exhibition held to tie-in with the 50th anniversary of his famous march on the US capital.
Washington warned against travel to Egypt after an American was among three people killed during rival demonstrations for and against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.
The death toll in one of the worst riots in China's restive Xinjiang area has been raised to 35 from 27, state media said Friday, amid reports of tightened security ahead of a sensitive anniversary.
Famous former footballer of Madrid’s Real and France national football team Zinedin Zidane might visit East Kazakhstan oblast.
No foreign and even no Russian singers will participate in the concerts dedicated to the Astana Day this year.
Long neglected at home, Edvard Munch is finally to get his due as Norway honours one of its greatest artists with the most comprehensive retrospective ever to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.
The "Era K," as the decade-old rule of Cristina Kirchner and her late husband Nestor is known in Argentina, is showing its age.
African leaders gathered Saturday ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.
The African Union, celebrating this weekend 50 years since the launch of a continental bloc, regularly repeats the mantra: African solutions to African problems.
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