In March 2012, separatist rebels and Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda exploited the political chaos following a coup in Mali and overran half of the northwest African country. A French-led intervention is now striking back at the rebel militias.
A colorful and energetic festival, Holi is celebrated by Hindus throughout India, and traditionally heralds the beginning of spring. While the national holiday occurs on March 27, there are regional versions that take place in the weeks beforehand.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel have been preparing for the holiday of Passover which starts March 25 and lasts until April 2
The central Burmese town of Meikhtila declared a curfew for a second night on March 21 after clashes killed 10 people, including a Buddhist monk, and injured at least 20, authorities said.
Barack Obama makes a historic first trip to Israel as president and he is expected to discuss Iran's nuclear program and the ongoing civil war in Syria
Crowds and dignitaries gathered in St. Peter's Square for the formal inauguration of Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 19, 2013
Latin Americans reacted with joy on Wednesday at news that the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope. Bergoglio, who chose the name Pope Francis, is the first pope ever from the Americas.
Scenes from St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.
At the Mars Desert Research Station outside Hanksville, Utah, a group of scientists are taking advantage of Mars-like terrain to investigate the possibility of human exploration of the red planet.
A Christian community in the Pakistani city of Lahore came under attack by an angry Muslim mob over the weekend, following an alleged blasphemy incident.
TIME takes a look at a number of world leaders whose remains have been placed on perpetual display down through the years.
Following the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, scores of mourners took to the streets of Caracas to mourn his death.
The socialist leader, a demagogic populist who consolidated power and was in his fourth term as president, died March 5 at the age of 58 after a secrecy-shrouded battle with cancer.
Roughly 1,000 flights at Chicago airports have been cancelled in the storm's wake, which will move across the country, threatening significant accumulations around Baltimore and Washington D.C.
Five years after more than 1,000 people were killed in election-related violence, Kenyans went to the polls to begin casting votes in a nationwide election seen as the country's most important and complicated in its 50-year history
A recent change in the rules means young women soon will be eligible to go into harm's way with the U.S. military's most elite fighting force.
Three weeks after succeeding Hillary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State, the long-time Senator and 2004 Presidential candidate left on a ten-day inaugural trip to Europe and The Middle East.
Far beneath Manhattan, and out of sight it's 8 million residents, the largest transportation project in the country is churning away day and night hollowing out granite to create six miles of new tunnels.
Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, drew an estimated crowd of tens of thousands of people
Street protests broke out in West Bank in support of Palestinians held in Israeli jails. The unexpected death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat further fueled the demonstrations
A storm last week blanketed the Midwest with many inches of snow, and a second system swooped in Tuesday, dropping up to a foot more of heavy snow. The storm toppled power lines and cut electricity to more than 100,000 Midwesterners.
Over 200 vendors gathered at the New York Reptile Expo to introduce and sell their slithering friends to hundreds of attendees.
The Hubble Telescope has been active for nearly a quarter of a century. Here are some of the telescope's most striking images - a tiny fraction of the things it's seen and the images it's sent home in its long and productive life.
The tunnels under the border between the two nations were flooded by Egyptian forces last week amid fears that smuggled arms are destabilizing the Sinai Peninsula.
As the biannual event comes to a close in England's capital city, we round up some of the best moments on the stages and behind the scenes.