Bangladesh forces stormed a restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage for 10 hours Saturday morning, triggering explosions and finding at least five bodies lying in pools of blood. Japan's government said that 12 people were rescued.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted Jul 1st - 7:30pm
After years of political turmoil, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday with leaders of the nation's major parties each promising to bring stability to a government that has long been mired in chaos.
An international conflict research group said South Sudan is at risk of falling back into full-scale war, just two months after the government and rebels formed a coalition government aimed at ending more than two years of conflict.
Dave Bryan, Associated Press | Posted Jul 1st - 5:30pm
The nature of terrorism, including the increased radicalization of individuals through social media, has changed over the last decade and violent extremism can only be eradicated by including preventive measures, the United Nations chief said in a report to the 193-member General Assembly.
Mohammed Daraghmeh and Ian Deitch, Associated Press | Posted Jul 1st - 2:41pm
A Palestinian gunman ambushed a family traveling in a car in the West Bank on Friday, killing an Israeli man and wounding his wife and two teenage children in an assault that prompted the military to send hundreds of troops to the area — the largest operation in the territory in two years.
International mediators trying to promote Mideast peace warned in a highly anticipated report Friday that Israel's settlement expansion is eroding the viability of a Palestinian state and raises "legitimate questions" about its commitment to a two-state solution.
Jonathan Paye-Layleh, Associated Press | Posted Jul 1st - 2:01pm
Liberia's president told her country Friday that "peace is in our hands" after a U.N. peacekeeping mission handed over security responsibilities following a 13-year effort to stabilize a nation wracked by back-to-back civil wars.
Clumps of hair from hastily shaven beards littered floors and filled wastebaskets in houses in the Iraqi city of Fallujah's western neighborhood, a dense block of low-rise homes that were the Islamic State militants' last stand before they largely fled, melting into the sprawling Anbar desert in the face of advancing Iraqi ground forces.