The Islamic State group is employing multiple tactics to subdue the Sunni Muslim tribes in Syria and Iraq under its rule, wooing some with gifts — everything from cars to feed for their animals — while brutally suppressing those that resist with mass killings.
OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices are plunging — and in the short term, the cartel may not be able to do much about it.
President Obama spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday about Mr. Obama’s granting of legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, and the White House said both men pledged to stop more immigrants coming from Central America.
William A. Reinsch, former undersecretary of commerce for export administration under President Bill Clinton, offered a surprising mea culpa in the latest annual report by the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission made public earlier this month.
NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday the “backbone” of pro-Russian separatist rebels sowing seeds of unrest in eastern Ukraine is composed of Russian troops.
A British jihadi who once said during an interview with “60 Minutes” that he didn’t love his mother because she wasn’t Muslim — and who was arrested in September on alleged ties to a terrorist organization — has jumped his bail, skipped past U.K. authorities, and crossed into Islamic State-controlled territory.
Pakistani officials are aware of China’s new stealth fighter jet, and they like what they see. Talks have started between Pakistan and China to work out a deal for up to 40 of the planes, which debuted Nov. 11 at the Zhuhai Airshow.
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.
A suspected Russian spy is fighting attempts by Polish authorities to deport him.
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.