Hundreds of representatives of Myanmar's ethnic tribes have gathered in the country's capital for historic peace talks with the government aimed at ending decades of separatist insurgencies that have claimed thousands of lives.
Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 7:11pm
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 - 6:11pm
The U.N. Security Council failed to agree Tuesday on whether Syria merited sanctions over the use of chemical weapons, with Russia questioning the evidence from an independent commission that found government forces were behind at least two such attacks.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 5:32pm
The U.N. Security Council warned Tuesday that violations of the cessation of hostilities agreement between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict "that none of the parties or the region can afford."
Lori Hinnant and Desmond Butler, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 5:32pm
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.
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press | Posted Aug 30th - 3:32pm
Impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff have put a spotlight on corruption in the ranks of Brazil's lawmakers. Watchdog groups say about 60 percent of the 594 legislators in both chambers of Congress are being investigated for wrongdoing or are facing corruption charges, including the three men in line to replace Rousseff if she is removed from office.
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.