The Defense Department should take on a serious re-evaluation of its efforts to train and arm foreign forces in the wake of ongoing violence between U.S. allies in northern Iraq, Sen. Tammy Duckworth said Friday.
Inside a nondescript building here, moderate Muslims have been waging a bare-knuckle information war against the Islamic State for the past two years, establishing deep contacts with Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies to scrub jihadi propaganda from the internet.
Iraqi forces and Iranian paramilitary units, armed with American-made armored vehicles and tanks, launched a large-scale assault Friday on a Kurdish peshmerga outpost north of the recently recaptured city of Kirkuk.
A Serbian political activist who was recently elected rector of St. Andrews University told the BBC he fears that the politically correct push to silence unpopular and controversial views on university campuses could lead to the Balkanization of society.
Spain’s government and the main opposition party agreed Friday to hold a new election in Catalonia in January as part of special measures to try to resolve the country’s deepest political crisis in decades.
When 12 million voters outside Argentina’s capital pick a senator in Sunday’s midterm elections, they will also be providing a crucial window on the comeback hopes of Latin America’s battered left.
A U.S.-backed Syrian force declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former “capital” of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence.
Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds handover territory across north and east Iraq.
European Union leaders weighed on Friday the meager progress in Brexit negotiations as they searched for new ways to speed up the highly complex talks some 18 months before Britain is due to leave.
An activist accused of violating Russia’s law against “gay propaganda” has been fined for sharing links on social media involving the LGBT movement, including articles published by BuzzFeed and The Guardian.