Rami Musa, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 1:21pm
The Islamic State group this week lost the city of Sirte, its only foothold in Libya, essentially ending its ambition to expand its self-styled "caliphate" into the North African nation, at least for now.
Konstantin Testorides, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 5:00am
Macedonia is holding an early general election after a nearly two-year political crisis that has roiled the government and threatens the Balkan nation's ambitions of joining NATO and the European Union.
Holly Ramer, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:20am
Soon after arriving in New Hampshire as a teenager, Abdesselam Baddaoui met two fellow refugees who accidentally ended up involved in a criminal case because, after being instructed about domestic violence laws, the wife mistakenly believed she had to call police any time she and her husband argued.
Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 7:00am
Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government responsible.
Roman Catholic Church authorities in Poland have announced the successor to the retiring archbishop of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who had been personal secretary to the late Pope St. John Paul II, a native of Poland.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 5:30am
The Islamic State group is calling on its followers to launch attacks in Bahrain, including those targeting American military personnel stationed on the tiny island ahead of a visit by the U.S. defense secretary.
Lisa Lerer, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 1:13am
Aides and supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are searching for an alternative to Rep. Keith Ellison, the early favorite in the race to head the Democratic National Committee, amid growing resistance to his bid.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 4:11pm
The U.N. is scrambling to find enough land to shelter those displaced by the fighting to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group as humanitarians brace for the exodus of as many as 700,000 people from the city, an official said Wednesday.
Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 3:20pm
Deep inside Syria, a bishop worked secretly to save the lives of 226 members of his flock from the Islamic State group — by amassing millions of dollars from his community around the world to buy their freedom.