Philip Issa, Associated Press | PostedMar 23rd - 12:29am
U.S.-backed forces in Syria announced Saturday they have liberated the last area held by the Islamic State in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremist group and the end of its self-declared Islamic caliphate.
Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Special counsel Robert Mueller has closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. The end of the 22-month probe without additional indictments was welcome news to some in Trump's orbit who had feared more Trump associates, including members of the president's family, could be ensnared.
Stephen Wright, Associated Press | PostedMar 22nd - 9:33pm
Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia and one of the world's top tourist destinations.
As they closed down the last island penal colony in the hemisphere after more than a century, Mexican authorities faced a conundrum: they had lost track of 16 inmates registered at the Islas Marias prison.
A group of South American presidents on Friday launched a new regional bloc to replace the Union of South American Nations that was promoted by late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to counter U.S. influence in the region.
Zeina Karam and Isabel Debre, Associated Press | PostedMar 22nd - 12:49pm
President Donald Trump's move to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights turns the tables on decades of U.S. diplomacy and international law and threatens to further inflame regional tensions.
Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated by the European Union.
Deb Riechmann and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | PostedMar 22nd - 10:17am
Islamic State militants no longer control any territory in Syria, President Donald Trump proudly announced Friday, though the U.S. was still launching airstrikes and sporadic fighting continued on the ground against the group's holdouts.