Dozens of migrants were feared dead Thursday after their overloaded fishing boat capsized off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, as authorities arrested four suspected traffickers following the tragedy that killed at least 42 people.
Saudi-led coalition air strikes have killed 20 civilians in a rebel-held port city in Yemen, a government official said in a rare admission of a possible "error" by the alliance.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos applauded the deal to end his country's half-century conflict during an address at the United Nations Wednesday in which he hailed "one fewer war on the planet."
Huge blazes erupted in Syria's Aleppo as the city was rocked by fighting and air strikes on Thursday, ahead of last-ditch efforts by world powers to salvage a failed cease-fire.
France's presidential race started in earnest Wednesday as seven rightwing candidates including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy were confirmed to contest a November primary, with the nominee seen as the likely winner of next year's election.
A second night of race-related clashes in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday left one protester on life support, with the renewed violence prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged countries to "welcome the stranger in our midst" at a summit that drew pledges from 50 countries to take in 360,000 refugees.
A U.S. pilot was killed and another injured after they ejected from a U-2 spy plane on a training mission in rural California, the Air Force said Tuesday.
Donald Trump Jr. has posted a message on Twitter likening Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles.
A rocket fired by Islamic State jihadists at US forces in Iraq may have carried a chemical agent, a US defense official said Wednesday.