Michael Shear A USSpecial Operations team tried and failed to rescue James Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria during a secret mission earlier this year.
Ruth Pollard Just hours after the US announced it would begin air strikes on militants in the north of Iraq, a propaganda video from the Islamic State emerged online with the warning: “We will drown you in...
Stuart Leavenworth China, a country with its own ethnic tensions and record of excessive police action, remained quiet during the first week of clashes between protesters and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri.
Islamic State insurgents who control territory in Iraq and Syria released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two...
Scott Malone and Ellen Wulfhorst Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, during racially charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black...
Sandra Maler The United States has conducted air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Erbil and the Mosul dam, the US Central Command said.
At first glance, the "Central Valley Update", the "Augusta Update" and the "Aurora Update" appear to be doing what any news site would do: hold local candidates accountable.
Michael Bachelard A young woman and her boyfriend may face an Indonesian firing squad after allegedly killing the woman’s mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase in a luxury Bali resort.
Jamelle Bouie Ferguson police are treating demonstrators – and residents writ large – as a population to occupy, not citizens to protect.
The White House has urged Moscow to stop its "extremely dangerous and provocative" attempts to destabilise Ukraine, where tensions have soared again in the past 24 hours.
Norimitsu Onishi Soldiers and police blocked roads to a neighbourhood in Monrovia and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.
Ferguson riots: 'It’s like a switch is flipped' during night protests after 47 people arrested: police chief
Carol D. Leonnig, Krissah Thompson and Wesley Lowery Ferguson, Missouri: As darkness fell Tuesday, police and protesters braced for a repeat of late-night confrontations 11 days after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager.
Nick O'Malley An angry Barack Obama has called on governments and people from across the Middle East to unite to “extract” the “cancer” that is the Islamic State.
Alexander Dziadosz US President Barack Obama called for a joint effort to eliminate the "cancer" of jihadist terror in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, after Islamic State militants murdered an American journalist.
Chris Zappone The race is on to identify the jihadist militant with the British accent who spoke in the gruesome beheading video of US journalist James Foley.
Tom Allard The purpose of the horrific video of the beheading of US photojournalist James Foley seems straightforward - to terrify the US into halting its aerial bombardment of the militant group.
One of the pioneers of the ice bucket challenge, a charity fundraising phenomenon that has gone viral online, has drowned in an accident in the US.
Nick O'Malley The United States is considering leading a mass evacuation of civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq by Sunni extremists in an operation that could see its military engagement extended.
Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga, buoyed by US air strikes, have reclaimed two towns from jihadist fighters, while Western powers ramped up efforts to save displaced civilians stranded on a mountain.
Nick O'Malley President Barack Obama thrown US support behind Iraq’s new prime minister designee, Dr Haider al-Abadi.