Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | PostedOct 22nd - 1:26pm
The top U.S. commander for the Middle East has flown into a key outpost in Southern Syria where troops are fighting remnants of the Islamic State and trying to block Iranian-backed forces from gaining a foothold.
The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur is calling on the Security Council to consider "stern measures" — likely sanctions — against the Sudan Liberation Army's founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process.
Christopher Torchia, Associated Press | PostedOct 22nd - 9:59am
One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly scheme to dispose of the dismembered body, were reported in pro-government newspapers in Turkey but have not been officially confirmed.
Hurricane Willa has grown rapidly into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific, on a path that could potentially bring landfall on a stretch of coast in Mexico between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the coming days.
Poland's populist ruling party has seen its fortunes turn after nearly three years of aggressive governing and vast popularity. First, the European Union's top court checked a key element of the party's overhaul of the courts. Then local elections Sunday revealed limits to its appeal.