A ban on night raids in Afghanistan has been lifted by Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani. His predecessor, Hamid Karzai, forbid Afghan National Army Special Forces units from conducting the raids in 2013.
Baghdad’s neighborhood of Gorayaat, a small Shiite enclave on a bend in the Tigris River, exemplifies the failures of Iraq’s security agencies trying to protect the capital from attacks by the Islamic State. The district has been a target for years, hit by so many bombings, suicide attacks, rockets and mortars that residents have lost count.
French President Francois Hollande informed Russia Tuesday that it won’t be receiving two Mistral helicopter carriers that were supposed to be delivered Nov. 14.
Falling global oil prices may be good for consumers but will pose new challenges for America’s producers, according to a new global energy survey by the International Energy Agency.
Halloween and Mother’s Day have become staples of the U.K. shopping calendar. Now Black Friday looks as though it may be the next big retail import from the United States.
Russian President Vladimir Putin — known for his shirtless photo ops, including one on horseback that grabbed international headlines — can now lay claim to another feat related to physical fitness: He’s earned a new high rank in karate.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the United States and Europe collectively failed in what he characterized as a mass effort to bring Iraq “to its knees” on nuclear talks.
President Obama’s willingness to extend by seven months the talks on ending Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions thrusts any final decision on the matter into a new year when Republicans will have control of both chambers of Congress and be able to press their own efforts at increasing sanctions or other pressures on Tehran.
Saying there are still “far too many questions” unanswered, House Speaker John A. Boehner reappointed Rep. Trey Gowdy Monday to lead his chamber’s inquiry into the Benghazi terrorist attack just a few days after a House committee cleared the CIA of most wrongdoing, in a move that signaled the GOP is not satisfied with those conclusions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan set off a new controversy on Monday, declaring that women are not equal to men and accusing feminists of not understanding the special status that Islam attributes to mothers.