A series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed at least 36 people and wounded dozens as the government continued its efforts to combat extremism across the country.
Growing numbers of Syrian refugees are returning to their war-ravaged homeland from Jordan because they can’t survive in exile after drastic aid cuts, can’t afford to pay smugglers to sneak them into Europe or are simply homesick.
The top commander in Afghanistan said Monday that the deadly U.S. airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz was called in by local Afghan government forces, not Americans.
Three scientists from Ireland, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that helped doctors fight malaria and infections caused by roundworm parasites.
Moscow’s bombings in Syria, coupled with Vladimir Putin’s railing against the U.S. at the United Nations General Assembly last week, have thrust the Russian president into the global spotlight and rejuvenated debate over the extent to which he is an evil geopolitical genius, a strategically brilliant hustler — or some combination of both.
Amid the gloomy news of stalemates against the Islamic State, a bright spot is a dogged, disparate force known as the peshmerga in northern Iraq that just finished retaking a string of villages amid a six-month-long offensive.
Israeli troops fired at stone-throwers in West Bank clashes Monday, killing two Palestinian teens and raising fears about an escalation of violence at a time of growing diplomatic friction between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
Sen. John McCain blamed the airstrike that hit an Afghan hospital run by Doctors Without Borders on the “fog of war” and the Obama administration’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from the war zone.
A dozen Pacific-rim nations including the U.S. and Japan agreed early Monday to a massive free-trade pact that would cut trade barriers and set new labor and environmental standards, setting up a potentially contentious ratification vote before a skeptical Congress.
Responding to Russia’s military intervention in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama said Friday that Moscow is likely to get bogged down in a “quagmire” in the country’s civil war.