Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.
Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso’s parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore’s palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president’s 27-year rule.
The operator of France’s nuclear facilities said some mystery drones have been flying over seven of the 19 system plants in recent weeks and that police have been notified.
As far back as July, religious and spiritual leaders meeting in Monrovia predicted that the Ebola crisis would only worsen if affected nations didn’t take immediate steps to stave off what they concluded was a punishment from God for homosexuality.
Iran’s media reported Thursday that authorities have foiled a plot to sabotage the country’s heavy water tanks.
Palestinian President Mahoud Abbas has denounced Israel’s closure of a mosque in East Jerusalem as “tantamount to a declaration of war.”
The Obama administration is backing away from a 2001 commitment to help Taiwan acquire submarines to defend the island from Chinese attack.
House Speaker John A. Boehner issues a stinging rebuke to President Obama on Wednesday, telling him to get his troops in order after an administration official was quoted calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a wimp, in more colorful language.
The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.