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Aug 13, 2014 3:23PM ET
Two rockets fired from Gaza reportedly struck near the Israeli city of Ashkelon on Wednesday just hours before a three-day truce was set to end.
Aug 13, 2014 2:50PM ET
A suicide bomber struck a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of Haider al-Abadi, the man who is set to succeed beleaguered Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
Aug 13, 2014 2:27PM ET
The Ukrainian government sent trucks carrying humanitarian aid to Lugansk on Wednesday, a spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko said.
Aug 13, 2014 2:02PM ET
The White House says President Obama has ruled out deploying U.S. combat troops to Iraq, but forces could hit the ground to help Yazidis escape from their stranded perch atop a mountain in Sinjar.
Aug 13, 2014 1:12PM ET
Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the vitally historic erection of the Berlin Wall. According to a survey, only 50 percent of Germans are aware of the date.
Aug 13, 2014 12:07PM ET
A private jet reportedly carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos crashed Wednesday in the city of Santos, a member of Campos's political party said.
Aug 13, 2014 9:22AM ET
Following a report by Human Rights Watch in which it claimed that Egyptian forces deliberately killed over 1,000 protestors on political grounds, Egypt said the group's investigations were illegal.
Aug 13, 2014 9:13AM ET
Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he wouldn't relinquish office until a court ruled on whether the country's new president violated the constitution in nominating his replacement.
Aug 12, 2014 5:51PM ET
The United States will send more than 100 military advisers to help the Yazidis in Iraq, according to CNN.
Aug 12, 2014 3:53PM ET
For those keeping track at home, this is all getting very weird.
Aug 12, 2014 3:12PM ET
And none of them are about Metta World Peace—er, sorry, Panda Friend.
Aug 12, 2014 12:16PM ET
The Associated Press is reporting that an Iraqi helicopter delivering aid to hundreds of Yazidis trapped at the top of the Sinjar mountains crashed on Tuesday.
Aug 12, 2014 9:48AM ET
Ukraine will block a convoy of 280 Russian trucks reportedly filled with food, water and other supplies because it believes the convoy is a covert military operation.
Aug 12, 2014 9:40AM ET
As the death toll in the Ebola outbreak passed 1,000, the World Health Organization gave its blessing for the use of untested drugs against the virus.
Aug 11, 2014 5:45PM ET
President Obama said the U.S. would partner with Haider al-Abadi, the nominated replacement for Nouri al-Maliki, as he tries to form a new government in Iraq.
Aug 11, 2014 4:29PM ET
Was the supermoon really out of this world? You be the judge.
Aug 11, 2014 3:29PM ET
The Kremlin has joined forces with the Red Cross and the European Union to deliver humanitarian aid to pro-Russian cities in eastern Ukraine, but NATO still has reservations about Russia's intentions.
Aug 11, 2014 9:15AM ET
A new 72-hour ceasefire held overnight as Israeli and Palestinian officials returned to the negotiating table in Cairo for talks on a longer-lasting peace.
Aug 11, 2014 9:05AM ET
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has deployed special troops to the streets of Baghdad and accused the newly-elected president of violating the constitution.
Aug 10, 2014 3:47PM ET
After reaching his term limits as Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins the first ever direct elections for the presidency.
Aug 10, 2014 2:28PM ET
After a day of coordinated strikes against ISIL, Kurdish forces report they have retaken two border towns.
Aug 10, 2014 12:31PM ET
Republican leaders flocked to the Sunday talk shows to criticize President Obama's handling of ISIL in Iraq and warned him that the group might strike the U.S. if he doesn't act soon.
Aug 10, 2014 10:51AM ET
Meet the man who set off New York's Ebola scare.
Aug 10, 2014 9:10AM ET
Palestinian negotiators have accepted a new proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire, but will Israel also say yes?
Aug 10, 2014 8:33AM ET
Iraq's human rights minister says he has evidence that at least 500 Yazidis have been executed by ISIL and buried in mass graves.
Aug 10, 2014 4:29AM ET
Iran's state TV says engine failure was to blame for the disaster.
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