A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.
The U.S. military prides itself on “leaving no man behind,” but it’s been a different story for some of its war dogs.
Indonesian investigators say a faulty rudder control system and the pilots’ response led to the crash of an AirAsia plane last year that killed all 162 people on board.
Two pro-democracy foundations launched by liberal U.S. billionaire businessman George Soros have been officially banned by the Russian government, the Kremlin said Monday, which charged that the groups pose a threat to Russian national security and public order.
The major Arab powers once deemed essential to the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have largely pulled back from the U.S.-led military campaign, undercutting the Obama administration’s claims about the depth and reach of the coalition it has built with allies in the region.
Syrian activists claim that a Russian military jet launched an airstrike on Sunday that ravaged a busy marketplace in the town of Ariha and left upwards of dozens of people dead, including civilians and children.
China checked off one of its top priorities as an emerging economic superpower when the International Monetary Fund on Monday announced it will be including the Chinese yuan in the elite basket of world currencies it uses to help finance its work with countries around the world.
Turkey won’t apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, the Turkish prime minister said Monday, stressing that the military was doing its job defending the country’s airspace.
President Obama “expressed regret” to Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday for the death of a Russian fighter pilot shot down by a Turkish warplane near the border with Syria last week.
British radical cleric Anjem Choudary returned to jail Friday after allegedly breaking the terms of his bail for charges of inviting support for the Islamic State terrorist group.