Kenya's police chief says officers have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group who are suspected of plotting an attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria.
Susannah George and Robert Burns, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 10:50am
A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a "combat death" as the U.S. expands its role in the northern part of Iraq.
Bassem Mroue, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 9:40am
Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.
Robert Burns, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 9:40am
Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.
Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 8:50am
Several lawmakers were injured in fisticuffs inside Sri Lanka's Parliament on Tuesday after a protest over the removal of military security for former President Mahinda Rajapakasa. One lawmaker was hospitalized.
An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said.
Katy Daigle, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 8:20am
India and Italy should work toward an agreement to allow an Italian marine to return home while an arbitration process continues in the fatally shootings of two Indian fishermen in 2012, a tribunal said Tuesday.