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Aug 9, 2014 12:51PM ET
President Obama said on Saturday that handling ISIL in Iraq is going to be a long-term project, but critics say that's because the president doesn't have a game plan at all.
Aug 9, 2014 10:13AM ET
The overturning of an extreme anti-gay law in Uganda this month allows for a particularly special pride parade.
Aug 9, 2014 8:57AM ET
A top pro-Russian rebel commander says the group's stronghold in Donetsk is surrounded by the Ukrainian military.
Aug 8, 2014 5:20PM ET
There's a long history behind the Yazidi community, and there are more than enough explainers out on the Internet ready to go. Here are five key points to take away
Aug 8, 2014 4:05PM ET
It's a crime reminiscent of Boko Haram's mass abductions in Nigeria.
Aug 8, 2014 2:19PM ET
A tip for war criminals hiding out in foreign countries: if you want to avoid detection, don't wander across the U.S.-Canada border by foot.
Aug 8, 2014 1:18PM ET
The Keesingia gigas is just one of the many strange species found in Australia, land of megadiversity.
Aug 8, 2014 11:26AM ET
Senior congressional Republicans said they approved of President Obama's decision, but they criticized him for lacking a broader strategy to confront the terrorist aggression in Iraq.
Aug 8, 2014 10:50AM ET
There have been about 16 Russian forays in the Alaskan and north Canadian area in the last 10 days.
Aug 8, 2014 10:22AM ET
Afghanistan's two feuding presidential candidates have agreed to end their dispute and plan to set an inauguration date before the end of August.
Aug 8, 2014 9:29AM ET
The WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency of international concern on Friday.
Aug 8, 2014 1:14AM ET
The truce was set to expire at 1:00 a.m. anyway, and it does appear there will be an extension.
Aug 7, 2014 6:05PM ET
After heavily publicized abuses, Thailand is moving to ban commercial surrogacy, the process where women are paid to carry children of couples who can't conceive or don't want to carry their own child.
Aug 7, 2014 5:41PM ET
The military action will be in support of an second, humanitarian effort to rescue trapped Yezidi citizens.
Aug 7, 2014 12:41PM ET
It has been reported that Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, is now changing his name to Panda Friend as he sets off to play for the Chinese Basketball Association.
Aug 7, 2014 11:29AM ET
More than three decades after the brutal Khmer Rouge regime ended, the regime's two most senior surviving leaders have been found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.
Aug 7, 2014 9:31AM ET
Sunni militants from the Islamic State group have seized the country's largest dam, residents living nearby told the Associated Press.
Aug 6, 2014 6:41PM ET
The president faced questions about the Ebola outbreak at the close of the African leaders summit.
Aug 6, 2014 4:39PM ET
Argentina is celebrating the return of one of their "Disappeared Ones."
Aug 6, 2014 4:26PM ET
Russia President Vladimir Putin responds to Western sanctions with a call for import bans of his own.
Aug 6, 2014 3:42PM ET
Israel is open to extending a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas, but has not said how long they would be willing to extend it.
Aug 6, 2014 3:08PM ET
Unfortunately, the investigatory team was not able to find a substantial amount of remains before being called off.
Aug 6, 2014 10:16AM ET
A shark decides the 80-pound, 5-foot-long robot is its lunch. Much to the shark's surprise, the robot doesn't immediately turn into deliciousness.
Aug 6, 2014 9:38AM ET
Russia has readied around 20,000 troops on Ukraine's eastern border and may invade under a so-called humanitarian or peace-keeping mission as an excuse, NATO warned on Wednesday.
Aug 5, 2014 6:26PM ET
The footage shows what appears to be members of the Nigerian military rounding up citizens, beating them, and carrying out extrajudicial executions in two separate incidents in the northeastern part of the country.
Aug 5, 2014 4:15PM ET
The president of the Central African Republic has demanded the departure of the country's prime minister and 20 members of his staff.
Aug 5, 2014 3:38PM ET
Nigeria has found eight new suspected cases of the Ebola virus. All eight had come into contact with the man who died from the virus after landing in Lagos airport last month.
Aug 5, 2014 1:21PM ET
President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the Kremlin is readying retaliatory measures against the Western sanctions imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
Aug 5, 2014 12:53PM ET
The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR has estimated more than 117,000 people have been displaced inside Ukraine as a result of the conflict near the country's border with Russia.
Aug 5, 2014 10:05AM ET
A U.S. official told the Associated Press "about a dozen" victims of an Afghan insider attack on Tuesday were Americans, with at least one killed.