Russia is crafting a way to bolster its naval capabilities over the next six years, a move Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday is a response to tensions with NATO.
North Korea continued burn diplomatic bridges on Wednesday, calling U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a “wolf” with a “hideous lantern jaw.” Kim Jong-un’s regime has released racist statements aimed at President Obama and called South Korean President Park Geun-hye a prostitute since the start of the year.
The framework for an international coalition to combat the Islamic State began to form Wednesday, when two U.S. allies said they are willing to help Kurdish fighters battle the militants who beheaded an American journalist on Tuesday.
Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.
The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents’ increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.
Radical Sunni terrorists with the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday that appears to show they beheaded missing American photojournalist James Foley in what could be an escalation of the terrorist group’s activities targeting the United States.
Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, police said.
Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.
The chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs is urging the U.N. Security Council to levy sanctions against both sides of the conflict in South Sudan.
Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.