Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants following the deadliest terror attack in the nation’s history, officials said Monday.
An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country’s bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.
A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in a hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the Australian wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.
Pope Francis issued some harsh criticisms Monday of Vatican higher-ups, saying some in the church bureaucracy lust for power way more than they seek God.
Sen. Chris Coons, the first member of Congress to visit the West African heart of the Ebola outbreak, said Monday that U.S. government and nonprofit aid has resulted in demonstrable progress against the virus in Liberia.
A Chinese military plane crashed near the city of Weinan, about 600 miles outside Beijing, killing at least two.
Author Juergen Todenhoefer, who traveled deep into Islamic State territory — into the caliphate regions of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq — has a harsh warning for the West: These fighters are committed to their cause, they believe in beheadings, slavery and child fighters, and they’re expecting to soon conquer Europe, he said.
Haider Ali Motar was convicted of terrorism charges about a month ago for helping to carry out a string of Baghdad car bombings on behalf of the Islamic State extremist group. Now, the 21-year old is a reluctant cast member in a popular reality TV show.
Spain’s Princess Cristina de Borbon, the sister of King Felipe VI, is due to stand trial for tax fraud — the first Spanish royal to ever face a criminal prosecution in open court.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, the incoming chairman of the Foreign Operations subcommittee in 2015, said President Obama may have opened the door to relations with Cuba, but when it comes to putting in an ambassador for Havana — both nations might as well forget it.