Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico’s border with the United States.
Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers’ boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.
A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 33 people in a deadly attack the country’s president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.
President Obama said Saturday that with the U.S. at the helm, the world must come together later this year and strike a groundbreaking climate-change accord or the planet as we know it may cease to exist.
Responding to Russia’s sale of an anti-missile system to Iran, President Obama said Friday he’s surprised it didn’t happen sooner, given the “deterioration” of Moscow’s relations with the U.S.
Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.
New satellite images reveal that China is building an airstrip for its military on a manmade island in a hotly contested maritime area, a move that raised alarm bells for U.S. officials and for U.S. allies in the region.
Iraqi officials say they believe government forces have killed Saddam Hussein’s former deputy who later allied himself with Islamic State militants — Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.
A county in China’s southern Guizhou province has come up with a unique way of punishing lazy and insubordinate officials: military-style “boot camps.”
A government plane carrying the Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic for an official visit to the Vatican has returned to Belgrade because of an engine failure, and the visit has been canceled