Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press | Posted Dec 11th - 8:00am
Islamic State militants seized the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra on Sunday from government troops despite a wave of Russian airstrikes, opposition activists and the group reported, a major advance after a year of setbacks in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
Dominique Soguel, Associated Press | Posted Dec 11th - 7:10am
Turkey declared a national day of mourning, launched a full investigation and paid tribute to its dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium.
Leila Saralayeva, Associated Press | Posted Dec 11th - 5:50am
Voters in Kyrgyzstan are casting ballots in a constitutional referendum that includes amendments that boost the power of prime minister — something opposition groups have criticized in the ex-Soviet Central Asian nation.