Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.
An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam.”
Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honor the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.
A retired army general widely seen as a possible presidential candidate has been charged with murdering a journalist during the country's conflicts 26 years ago, a prosecutor announced.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless man Sunday in an incident that was caught on video and posted online, local media reported.
Thousands of Russians prepared Sunday to march through central Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.
An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.