Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 2:42pm
The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group announced Tuesday.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 2:30pm
United Nations diplomats are considering whether to sanction Syria over the use of chemical weapons after inspectors determined that government forces deployed them on at least two occasions in violation of international law.
Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 2:00pm
Peering through binoculars, the young man watched as Islamic State extremists gunned down the handcuffed men and then buried them with a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as IS filled one grave after another with his friends and neighbors.
Sarah El Deeb and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 1:51pm
Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria.
Andrea Rosa and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 12:51pm
An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy's earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding effort must not become a "looting" of state coffers.
Pedro Servin, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 12:40pm
Human rights groups said on Tuesday that they have identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.
Josef Federman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 11:43am
The former head of Israel's Mossad spy agency on Tuesday said the establishment of an independent Palestinian state is crucial to region-wide peace in the Middle East, joining the ranks of retired security men to urge the government to seek a two-state solution.