Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign.
Susannah George, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 9:53am
Reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city, according to an Iraqi commander.
Carley Petesch, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 9:50am
Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.
Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 9:30am
With a banking crisis adding urgency, Italy's president was wrapping up political consultations Saturday, including with Parliament's largest party, the Democrats, before picking a replacement for caretaker Premier Matteo Renzi.
Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 7:40am
The previous time South Korea's parliament voted to impeach a president, ruling party lawmakers bawled and hurled ballot boxes, a man set himself on fire in front of the National Assembly, and thousands glumly held candlelight vigils night after night to save late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun.
Niniek Karmini, Associated Press | Posted Dec 10th - 7:30am
Indonesian police said they safely detonated a bomb in a neighborhood on the outskirts of the capital on Saturday after arresting a female would-be suicide bomber and other suspected Islamic militants who were planning to attack the presidential palace this weekend.