Members of Islamic State recently received an unexpected surprise from the Iraqi military’s inexperienced pilots: an airdrop of food, water and ammunition.
A Syrian Kurdish leader told reporters in Paris on Tuesday that the border town of Kobani is outgunned by the Islamic State group, but that diplomatic efforts to secure U.S. and European weapons have been declined.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to meet Tuesday with pro-democracy protesters calling for his resignation, as tens of thousands of demonstrators blocked city streets and braced for an anticipated crackdown by Beijing’s communist regime as early as Wednesday — China’s National Day.
The U.S. Army is sending the 101st Airborne Division, along with combat engineers from other units, to Africa in support of the international community’s attempt to halt the spread of the Ebola virus.
President Obama and his Indian counterpart pledged Tuesday to cooperate on nuclear energy, but specialists say Indian liability laws have made progress virtually impossible and have rendered moot a landmark 2008 agreement between the two countries.
The Marine Corps will have three new staging areas at its disposal to speed up its reaction time to global crises: Senegal, Ghana and Gabon.
The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.
American and Afghanistan authorities have reached a deal and to allow U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond the end of the year.
A judge has ruled that Argentina failed to pay U.S. bondholders their just due, cheating them out of about $1.5 billion in the last year or so.
Police in Sweden say they’ve busted a couple of men from Lithuania who were trying to sneak more than 25,000 diapers from Norway to eastern Europe to sell on the black market.