Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.
Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces have captured the symbolically significant town of Dabiq from the Islamic State group, the factions said Sunday morning.
Bruised and frightened, three-year-old Fatima flinches as the thunderous boom of Taliban rockets rolls across the capital of Helmand, an opium-ravaged province that epitomizes the biggest failure of the 15-year U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.
New ideas proposed, more talks prepared and no quick resolution in sight for Syria's agony.
The U.S. navy says it is investigating the overnight possible missile attack from Yemen on a group of American warships in the Red Sea.
Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza could contain two previously unknown "cavities", scientists using radiography to scan the millennia-old monument said on Saturday.
Top diplomats began meetings in Switzerland Saturday in a fresh push to revive a cease-fire in Syria, after pro-government forces intensified their bombardment of the battered city of Aleppo.
A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 32 people in Baghdad Saturday, the deadliest single attack to hit the Iraqi capital in over three months.
Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, a day after the U.N. cultural agency adopted a draft resolution that Israel says denies the deep, historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem.
U.S.-launched Tomahawk cruise missiles destroyed three coastal radar sites in Houthi-controlled territory on Yemen's Red Sea Coast early Thursday, officials said, a retaliatory action that followed two incidents this week in which missiles were fired at U.S. Navy ships.