Islamic State cannot be defeated without addressing “both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border” between Iraq and Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday.
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The black-hooded executioner who beheaded American journalist James Foley may have left more clues to his identity than he intended, experts said Thursday, beginning with his distinctly British voice, a sonic fingerprint that gives investigators a fighting chance of determining his identity.
Argentina's plan to exit its debt default by asking investors holding defaulted bonds to swap them for new locally issued debt has been ruled "illegal" by a U.S. court.
Thousands of anti-government protesters were camped across the road from Pakistan’s parliament on Friday, prolonging a deadlock between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and opposition politicians. The week-long protests have raised the prospect of an eventual military intervention in the nuclear-armed south Asian country.
More than 70 percent of Indians are satisfied with the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi since he took office nearly three months ago, an opinion poll showed, seeing in him the best hope to put the economy back on track.
China's economy faces an uphill battle for the rest of 2014, adding pressure on Beijing to step up government spending or free up money to spur growth.
South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peace keeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday.
Concerns over Ebola are prompting a growing number of African countries to tamp down on travel, a move the World Health Organization says could worsen the outbreak.
HIV/AIDS activists are adamant Uganda will not achieve an “AIDS-free generation” now that a “backwards” HIV/AIDS Bill criminalizing the “wilful and intentional” transmission of the disease has been signed into law.
The activity and overt presence of separatists in Russian border towns, which are closely watched by the Russian border guard service, are evidence that the rebels' activities are at the very least tolerated.
Its image battered by conflict in Ukraine, Russia is pushing to rebuild and expand Soviet-Era foreign state media.
The Russian government ordered four McDonald's in Moscow closed on Wednesday. The official reason given by the country's consumer protection agency was "numerous violations of the sanitary code," but the move appeared to be political.
As Europe slogs through its latest round of stress tests, a growing number of analysts have already reached their own conclusion: Eurozone banks need additional cash.
At least 191,369 people have been killed in Syria's conflict through April, more than double the figure documented a year ago and probably still an under-estimate, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.
On Thursday a story from the official Iranian News Agency (IRNA) cited by several news organizations reported Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as saying that if Iran agreed to “do something in Iraq, the other side in the negotiations will need to do something in return".
The owners of the largest factories in Gaza, whose operations were destroyed by artillery shells and airstrikes, say Israel intentionally targeted the industrial sector to bring Gaza’s economy to its knees.
In a sign of Hamas's increasing tight grip in the Gaza Strip following Israel's targeting killings of three of the group's senior commanders, nearly a dozen Palestinians were reportedly killed at the Jawazat installation in the enclave.
Obama remains a rhetorical spectator to events in Iraq and Syria that he does not want to own and that he believes the United States has a limited ability to influence.
Obama’s voice could have been clearer and more emphatic, early on, but the basic course of his policy has been correct. He has moved strategically, step by step, gathering the tools that will be needed to confront this malignancy.
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.
Why the U.S. should seek a meaningful trilateral treaty with China and Russia on cyberespionage.
Unless Chinese officials stem the rise in corporate leverage, economic crisis will ensue.
After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.
Life in Lagos is improving, and so the city offers a potential lesson for struggling states looking to stage a turnaround.
NATO needs to get serious about the potential for cyber conflict. That means formulating a clearly defined policy and deciding upon an appropriate response.
There is no need to pretend: Those members who have no NATO bases are simply a gray area of second-class membership.
Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long slide reflects Italian leaders’ failure to confront the country’s loss of competitiveness; but it is a failure that is widely shared in Europe.
The swivel-eyed young men who take sadistic pleasure in bombings and beheadings may try to justify their violence with recourse to religious rhetoric, but religious fervor isn’t what motivates most of them.
The violence gripping the Middle East has distracted the world from the seismic changes transforming almost all large Arab societies. These changes will confront the Arab middle classes with difficult choices and shape the future of the region.
After initially receiving accolades, Mr. Davutoglu's decision-making has become a source of controversy in the West. And in the Middle East, Turkey's embrace of religiously conservative political movements has run afoul of several Persian Gulf States, and now Egypt, contributing to its political isolation.
Israel's move to the right challenges diaspora Jews.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ so-called “balance of power” bill seeks to increase the length of the presidential term from four years to five or six years and eliminate reelections.
A stronger investment commitment totaling $11 billion for large-scale infrastructure projects in Peru will further promote social inclusion, employment creation and the enhancement of citizens’ well being, Peruvian Prime Minister Ana Jara has said.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto denied being concerned about a possible referendum on Mexico’s energy overhaul, saying the Supreme Court must decide whether to allow opponents to put the constitutional changes to a popular vote.
Some of India’s biggest companies are pouring $250 billion over the next decade into manufacturing guns, ships and tanks for the country’s military, buoyed by the new government’s commitment to upgrade its armed forces using domestic factories.
Japan is considering building its own fighter jets after years of playing second fiddle in a U.S. construction partnership, a report said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke fears of its military resurgence among Asian neighbors.
In a vote Wednesday night, the relatives of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster refused to endorse an agreement on a special Sewol law reached by the ruling and opposition parties, dealing a severe blow to the New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD).
China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and political dialogue in the country which is heavily reliant on Chinese investment.
Mauritania's newly re-elected President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has named Yahya Ould Hademine, a former senior official with the West African nation's state-owned mining and construction companies, as prime minister, according to a presidential decree.
The Egyptian Defense Ministry plans to dispatch Egyptian troops to the Central African Republic as part of the U.N.'s new mission there and to boost Egyptian contributions to the United Nations peacekeeping missions, especially in Africa.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action for pro-Russian separatists to be withdrawn from Ukraine when the two men meet next week, his website said.
Turkey’s ruling party has formally designated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to be the successor of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as both prime minister and chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), marking the start of a new era in Turkish political life.
The state-run Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) has inked a $1 billion loan agreement with Turkish state-run lender Vakifbank and the country’s largest non-state lender Isbank so it can purchase Total’s stake in an Azeri gas project.
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