Arab-Kurdish fighters backed by the United States on Friday cut the Islamic State group's main supply route between Syria and Turkey in a major setback for the jihadists.
Decomposing carcasses, a forlorn tiger and cramped cages were among the "heartbreaking" sights greeting an international veterinary charity on a mission Friday to a zoo in war-battered and impoverished Gaza.
Syria's regime bombarded a rebel-held town outside the capital Friday, a resident and a monitor said, preventing besieged residents from receiving food aid after its first such delivery in years.
In this photograph taken on Thursday, June 9, Afghan children hold dishes as they wait to receive food donated by a private charity for the needy during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in the city of Jalalabad. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday.
After months of debate, the White House has approved plans to expand the military's authority to conduct airstrikes against the Taliban when necessary as the violence in Afghanistan escalates, senior U.S. and defense officials said Thursday. Afghan officials welcomed the change.
Two suicide attacks in and around the Iraqi capital on Thursday killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens, officials said.
The husband of a 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was murdered by her family for marrying him vowed Thursday to do whatever it took to get justice for his young wife.
Israel clamped down on Palestinian movements and boosted security Thursday after Palestinian gunmen shot dead four people at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot, the deadliest attack in a months-long wave of violence.
Terrified medical staff rushed to rescue nine newborns after heavy bombing near a children's hospital in Syria's divided Aleppo city, according to the leading pediatrician there.
Israel clamped down on Palestinian movements and boosted security Thursday after two Palestinians shot dead four people at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot, the deadliest attack in a months-long wave of violence.