Al-Qaida’s central leadership broke with one of its most powerful branch commanders, who in defiance of its orders spread his operations from Iraq to join the fighting in Syria and fueled bitter infighting among Islamic militant factions in Syria’s civil war.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a passenger van in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital Monday, wounding at least six people, the state news agency said.
The Museum of Islamic Art was across the street from the truck bomb that targeted the Egyptian capital’s security headquarters on Jan. 24.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg made combating climate change a major focus of his 12 years as mayor.
Colombian officials announced Friday the capture of a fugitive Roman Catholic priest who was convicted in absentia last year of organizing a killer far-right militia.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that relations with Germany have gone through a “rough patch” recently because of revelations about NSA spying, but insisted that the two countries can put the episode behind them.
A large shipment of reptiles smuggled from Madagascar and destined for the exotic pet trade in the United States were confiscated in South Africa, said animal protection activists.
Gunmen and suicide bombers staged a brazen assault on a government building in Baghdad on Thursday, killing two people
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Libya’s interim parliament on Thursday set Feb. 20 as the date for a national election to choose a panel to draft the country’s long overdue constitution.
Inflation is at about 30 percent and there’s been a 15 percent drop in the peso’s value against the U.S. dollar over a few days.
Justin Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on an assault charge Wednesday, the second arrest in a week for the baby-faced 19-year-old pop star.
Philippine troops have killed at least 40 Islamic fighters and captured a rebel stronghold with a bomb-making facility in a three-day offensive against insurgents.
The number of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year to its lowest level since studies began in 1993, leading experts to announce Wednesday that the insects’ annual migration from the United States and Canada is in danger of disappearing.
Leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean signed a resolution declaring the region a “zone of peace” on Wednesday, pledging to resolve their disputes as respectful neighbors without the use of arms.
U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says the first phase of the Syria peace talks in Geneva will end on Friday, as scheduled, and that the gap between the government and the opposition remains “quite large.”
The Palestinian president says he would accept a limited Israeli presence in the West Bank after a future peace deal, hinting at a possible compromise in one of the thorniest issues of U.S.-mediated talks.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) – Morocco and Algeria, North Africa’s two most powerful countries and biggest rivals, are accusing each other of mistreating Syrian refugees.… More »
The official death toll from a fire that roared through a Quebec seniors’ residence last week climbed to 14 on Monday.
DARWIN, Australia (AP) – Rangers searching for a 12-year-old boy snatched by a crocodile in northern Australia have recovered evidence strongly suggesting the boy… More »