The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive.
There will be no role for Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrilla movement in the nation’s armed forces even if peace talks now underway produce an end to the country’s long civil war, Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said Friday.
The Pentagon says it has killed a chemical weapons expert who was using his experience to create toxic war tools for Saddam Hussein to help the Islamic State.
Russia warned the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on Thursday that the West’s continued support of Kiev may lead to a “big catastrophe” in the region.
The Iraqi government has started an investigation into a massacre in the eastern village of Barwanah that left 72 people dead.
Dozens have been injured — and at least two believed dead — in a Thursday morning gas tank truck explosion outside a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City.
Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said.
The Obama administration has no intention of meeting Cuban President Raul Castro’s various preconditions for normalizing diplomatic relations with the U.S., officials said Thursday.
The Obama administration condemned new attacks by Russian-backed forces in Ukraine Thursday, and the European Union extended sanctions against Moscow and its allies because of the continued fighting.
Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al Qaeda prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.