Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Pentagon this month will terminate a critical task force responsible for combating corruption in Afghanistan as it tries to reach President Obama’s target force of 9,800 U.S. troops in the country — adding to concerns about oversight and accountability in a government rife with waste, fraud and abuse.
The spokesman for the Pakistan Taliban, Shahidullah Shahid, has been formally fired because he took a pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State.
America has spent about $7.6 billion to battle opium growth and trade in Afghanistan over the past 10 years — but it’s been largely a moot effort, a new inspector general report found.
Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.
Embattled Rob Ford just can’t seem to keep out of the limelight. The latest on the former crack-smoking, alcohol-imbibing, rehabbed Toronto mayor — who is currently running for a city council seat — is that he’s been kicked out of three different voter polling places and accused of illegal campaigning.
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, says he plans to introduce legislation to temporarily ban new visas for nationals of West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola virus.
China’s economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders’ plans for a controlled slowdown.
The World Health Organization said Monday that Nigeria is Ebola-free, three days after it made a similar declaration about the coastal African nation of Senegal.
A Libyan militant has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.