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Aug 29, 2014 4:09PM ET
President Obama affirmed that there would be no American boots on the ground in response to Russia's recently amped up aggression against Ukraine. The markets may being doing the work for him.
Aug 29, 2014 12:37PM ET
A day after 43 United Nations peacekeepers were detained by Islamist rebels from the al-Nusra Front, 75 members of the same U.N. peacekeeping force near the border between Israel and Syria are reportedly engaged in a stand-off with the Syrian rebels.
Aug 29, 2014 9:10AM ET
According to a shocking United Nations report, nearly half of all Syrians have either left the country and become internally displaced refugees.
Aug 29, 2014 7:58AM ET
A day after Russian troops reportedly aided rebel separatists in the capture of strategic Ukrainian towns, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the rebels to release captured Ukrainian soldiers to avoid further bloodshed.
Aug 29, 2014 7:04AM ET
According to reports, ISIL released a video of the radical Sunni terrorist group beheading a Kurdish peshmerga fighter as a warning to Kurds in Iraq.
Aug 28, 2014 5:58PM ET
With Knee Defenders at the center of travel firestorm, Ira Goldman says his invention is a response to the airlines, not to other passengers.
Aug 28, 2014 4:17PM ET
According to reports, ISIL fighters waterboarded its Western hostages during the early part of their captivity.
Aug 28, 2014 10:47AM ET
One day after capturing a border crossing near the Israeli-Syrian border, rebels from the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have reportedly detained (or by some accounts abducted) nearly 50 United Nations peacekeepers.
Aug 28, 2014 8:11AM ET
As the death toll in the Ebola outbreak reaches 1500, the World Health Organization issued a bleak outlook for the spread of the deadly virus.
Aug 28, 2014 6:57AM ET
As Russia reportedly opens a new front in its battle against Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that "an invasion of Russian forces has taken place."
Aug 27, 2014 4:01PM ET
Ahead of the release of her memoir, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand dished about some of the unsavory comments she endured from her colleagues after she had her first child.
Aug 27, 2014 1:36PM ET
On Wednesday, Shirley Sotloff released a videotaped plea to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIL and the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State, asking for her son's release.
Aug 27, 2014 12:41PM ET
As the United States considers airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria, the United Nations says that both the Assad regime and ISIL are committing horrific war crimes as they battle for control of the country.
Aug 27, 2014 12:11PM ET
Despite the declarations of victory, the 50 days of battle between Israel, Hamas, and other groups in Gaza produced no real winners.
Aug 27, 2014 9:27AM ET
In yet another potentially volatile development, Syrian rebels from the Islamist Nusra Front reportedly grabbed control of the border crossing between Israel and Syria.
Aug 27, 2014 8:40AM ET
An Indian woman is quickly becoming an internet darling after fending off an attack by a leopard with a sickle.
Aug 27, 2014 7:56AM ET
One day after meetings between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, more Russian troops reportedly streamed in eastern Ukraine to fight.
Aug 26, 2014 3:51PM ET
Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was living in San Diego before he went abroad, was killed during fighting over the weekend.
Aug 26, 2014 2:11PM ET
I approached the Arby's cautiously and from the west. Outside was an all-caps sign that read "WE HAVE THE MEATS," an invitation to my own demise.
Aug 26, 2014 10:47AM ET
A senior Palestinian official told the AFP on Tuesday that an elusive long-term truce agreement has been reached between Israel and Palestinians after nearly two months of fighting. Later, Israeli officials confirmed it.
Aug 26, 2014 8:51AM ET
A day after being warned not to strike ISIL in Syria, American planes have reportedly started to conduct air surveillance flights over Syria on Tuesday.
Aug 26, 2014 7:02AM ET
What's thought to be an audio recording of the shooting death of Michael Brown reportedly reveals that there were two distinct volleys of gunfire from Officer Darren Wilson's weapon.
Aug 25, 2014 4:01PM ET
The world is abuzz with news of a massive secret menu sandwich at Arby's. Here's what you need to know.
Aug 25, 2014 2:14PM ET
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly teamed up to launch two airstrikes against Islamist forces in Libya. Not even the United States knew it was going to happen.
Aug 25, 2014 10:13AM ET
The group has captured a town of more 300,000 residents and said they will place it under Islamic law.
Aug 25, 2014 8:51AM ET
Rams defensive end Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, is having a strong preseason, but may not make the St. Louis roster.
Aug 25, 2014 7:51AM ET
As the French economy stagnates, this is the second government reshuffle in just five months.
Aug 25, 2014 7:04AM ET
On Monday, Russia announced that it would be sending another batch of 'aid' trucks to resupply rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine with unknown goods. There were also reports of Russian tanks crossing into Ukraine.
Aug 22, 2014 4:45PM ET
Researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Riverside, say they discovered a hack that allows them access into Gmail apps with a 92 percent success rate.
Aug 22, 2014 1:35PM ET
Nearly 34 years after killing John Lennon, Mark David Chapman is awaiting the verdict of his latest parole hearing.