Five gunmen stormed into a government building in the Somali capital following a suicide car bombing at the gates on Saturday, a police officer said, in the latest attack by Islamic extremist fighters in the Horn of Africa nation.
Philip Issa, Andrea Rosa and Maya Alleruzzo, Associated Press | PostedMar 23rd - 12:29am
U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants in the country's east, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014.
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.
The 22-month probe into Russian election interference by special counsel Robert Mueller ended without additional indictments by Mueller. And that was despite public speculation by congressional Democrats and others that members of President Donald Trump's family, including his oldest son, could themselves wind up facing charges. The next steps are up to Attorney General William Barr, to Congress and, in all likelihood, federal courts. The White House said it had not seen or been briefed.
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.