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Jul 24, 2014 7:36AM ET
Airline officials say the flight carried 112 passengers and seven crew members and disappeared somewhere over the Sahara Desert.
Jul 23, 2014 3:21PM ET
Even as evidence mounts implicating Russia in the MH17 shooting, no new economic sanctions have been issued. Instead, the global community is going after Russia's role as the host of the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 23, 2014 2:57PM ET
Sources inside Ukraine tell The Wire that a document, circulating online, implying rebels would sell looted jewelry for weapons is not what it seems.
Jul 23, 2014 1:33PM ET
Sierra Leone's head doctor fighting the Ebola outbreak, the deadliest in history, has caught the disease, the government said today.
Jul 23, 2014 12:35PM ET
Local authorities have quarantined 151 people and have established 10 checkpoints to block traffic in the city with a population of 180,000.
Jul 23, 2014 12:32PM ET
As airlines canceled flights to Israel for a second day and the FAA extended its ban, experts say that a short-term flight ban won't hurt Israel's economy, so long as it stays short-term.
Jul 23, 2014 11:55AM ET
After Indonesia's electoral commission declared Joko Widodo the new president-elect on Tuesday, Prabowo Subianto, the second-place finisher and former general, announced that he would challenge the result.
Jul 23, 2014 9:29AM ET
Taiwan's Central News Agency is reporting a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane crashed during an emergency landing at a village in Penghu county.
Jul 23, 2014 9:01AM ET
Each plane was reportedly carrying up to two people. Savur Mogila, where the planes went down, is just several kilometers from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
Jul 22, 2014 6:48PM ET
An undisclosed number of rockets were found in a school run by a United Nations agency for the second time in a week. This time, they were in a facility within proximity of 3,000 displaced Palestinians.
Jul 22, 2014 6:31PM ET
Named after its developer, financier David Brillembourg, "The Tower of David" was meant to be a bank, but was never finished. The skyscraper has no elevator, no water, and operates beyond maximum capacity.
Jul 22, 2014 4:12PM ET
The Wire spoke with Rick Dake and Ross Aimer about the temporary F.A.A. ban on flights to Israel and the airlines' decisions not to fly to Tel Aviv.
Jul 22, 2014 3:47PM ET
ISIS has solidified its control over Iraq's second-largest city by imposing Sharia law and expelling Christians who won't convert to Islam.
Jul 22, 2014 1:12PM ET
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan met today with many parents of the 219 schoolgirls that were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram in April.
Jul 22, 2014 11:16AM ET
After a Hamas rocket struck near Israel's only international airport and a few U.S. carriers decided to suspend their flights to Tel Aviv, the FAA prohibited all flights to Israel for 24 hours.
Jul 22, 2014 10:12AM ET
Today in MH17 updates, rebels alter the plane debris, Ukraine claims Russian officials personally pushed the missile deployment button, and victims finally make their way home to the Netherlands.
Jul 22, 2014 9:55AM ET
The body of Yoo Byung-un, the target of a massive manhunt since one his company's ferries sank in April and killed 300 people, was identified yesterday.
Jul 21, 2014 8:29PM ET
Though pro-Russian militants are still standing guard of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site, today two major hurdles have been crossed in the ongoing investigation.
Jul 21, 2014 6:58PM ET
The creator of a vagina shaped kayak has been released, though she still faces prison time if convicted on an obscenity charge.
Jul 21, 2014 6:15PM ET
According to reports, a long-term humanitarian truce between Israel and Hamas may or may not be in the offing as soon as tomorrow.
Jul 21, 2014 4:31PM ET
After finding 20 rockets in a United Nations school last week, a U.N. agency did the only sensible thing it could think of: return them to "local authorities."
Jul 21, 2014 3:32PM ET
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Monday that Iran is complying with an interim international deal reached last year calling for the reduction of its nuclear enrichment program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.
Jul 21, 2014 2:49PM ET
In his first televised interview since the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discusses the demilitarization of the region, peace with Putin, and the future of Ukraine.
Jul 21, 2014 12:53PM ET
Rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli International Airport Sunday have left at least 47 dead and 120 wounded over the past 24 hours, according to the country's health ministry.
Jul 21, 2014 11:11AM ET
According to the International News Safety Institute (INSI), Ukraine topped the list of countries with journalist deaths in the first half of 2014.
Jul 21, 2014 10:54AM ET
After playing a friendly in France this Saturday, the players simply refused to go back, citing the conflicts in the area between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainians.
Jul 21, 2014 10:47AM ET
The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has moved on to ravage Vietnam, bringing the death toll to more than 100 people across three countries.
Jul 21, 2014 10:09AM ET
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had some harsh words for Russian President Putin, hinting Russia's role in the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit is now in jeopardy.
Jul 21, 2014 9:41AM ET
The chicken may be "finger-lickin' good," but it may not be fresh: A meat processer to McDonald's and KFC in China has been accused of supplying rotting meat and repackaging expired products with new dates.
Jul 21, 2014 9:41AM ET
Four days after the tragic crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch forensics experts are finally being allowed onto the scene. However, the site is still being guarded by armed rebels, who are making it very difficult for investigators to move in and out.