A clearly furious President Obama condemned the Islamic militants who claimed responsibility for beheading an American journalist, vowing Wednesday to beat back “this cancer” and showing no sign of constraining the U.S. military intervention in Iraq.
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ISIS Pressed the United States to provide a multimillion-dollar ransom for Foley's release, according to a representative of his family and a former hostage held alongside him.
U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials.
Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-government protesters who have besieged parliament.
NANCHANG, China—When Wang Qishan, China's top graft-buster, dispatched a dozen investigators to this south China river town last summer, his message was clear: The investigators should inspire "shock and awe" among local officials, according to an account posted on a government website.
The army general who led the overthrow of Thailand's elected government in May was named prime minister Thursday by a rubber-stamp legislature.
Indonesian police fired teargas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country's top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month's disputed presidential election.
The Ebola outbreak has made it clear how much governments, especially those of poorer countries, rely on nonprofit groups to deliver medical care and supplies and sound an early alert on emerging health crises.
Fighting between international peacekeepers in the capital of Central African Republic and local armed men has killed one Red Cross volunteer and injured at least 31 people.
Ukraine suffered heavy losses Thursday in a counterattack along a key supply route to the separatist capital of Donetsk, signaling that despite steady advances by government forces pro-Russian rebel fighters still pose a significant threat.
The first trucks from a Russian aid convoy on Thursday passed a Russian border check point and started moving towards the border crossing with Ukraine, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.
With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom.
Israeli airstrikes killed three senior commanders of the armed wing of Hamas early Thursday in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.
ERBIL, Iraq—Iraqi officials say U.S. airstrikes have driven some ground commanders of the Sunni radical group Islamic State from northern Iraq across the border into Syria.
James Foley's killing is the clearest evidence yet of how vastly different responses to kidnappings by U.S. and European governments save European hostages but can doom the Americans.
European governments pay millions of dollars in ransoms to free their hostages. The White House needs to decide whether it’s willing to sacrifice principle for people.
Mexico's reform agenda is now complete, writes Mexico's president. Eleven structural reforms were passed by congress over the past 20 months.
Since the December 2012 inauguration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico has implemented a series of reforms that could forever change Mexican governance and its economy’s competitiveness. The undisputed centerpiece of the legislation is energy reform.
New laws cozy up to big mining companies and give police impunity in quelling eco-protests.
China’s creeping occupation of the South China Sea is not primarily motivated by oil, let alone by its diminishing stock of fish. It is about two things: strategic position, and what the nationalists running the country today view as its "manifest destiny."
Human rights need to be part of the cross-Strait conversation. A consular-type agreement would be a good place to start.
The crisis in U.S.-Russian relations over Ukraine reopens an important debate. Who was right?
Europe isn't on the cusp of another Holocaust. But the situation is still pretty bad.
The history of the Russian state is marked by periodic bouts of isolationism and fence-building. Again today, the Ukrainian crisis and economic sanctions from the West have instigated discussions of Russia's "self-sufficiency," about the benefits of "depending on one's own strength," and the danger of foreign influence.
One might expect European conservatives, in particular, to react strongly to Orbán’s actions, which discredit their entire political movement. But they seem determined to continue treating Orbán with kid gloves, even as he spurns liberal democracy.
The Islamic State will remain a major headache, even as there is still no comprehensive strategy in place to defeat it.
The attempt to exploit a threat to serve one’s own interests is a policy that the Assad regime has long often to, not just in Syria but also Lebanon and Iraq, and is a strategy that Assad has pursued with other extremist Islamist groups.
Let's be honest. The United States has crossed the threshold on Iraq. We're in it to salvage the country — again — using American military might.
A fragile cease-fire has temporarily stopped the violence in Gaza, and Israeli and Palestinian delegations have made efforts to negotiate a more permanent resolution. The only way they can succeed is to let the Palestinian Authority and its security forces back into Gaza.
Chile's opposition right-leaning Alianza coalition announced Tuesday its latest attempt to halt the proposed overhaul of the country’s education system by calling Education Minister Nicolas Eyzaguirre in front of Congress for a formal grilling.
Argentine Minister of Industry Debora Giorgi and Minister of Agriculture Carlos Casamiquela started negotiations in Moscow aimed at expanding Argentine exports to Russia, following President Putin’s decision to veto the imports from the EU and the United States.
The United Nations accepted the proposal of the Uruguayan government to extend its territorial seabed from 200 to 350 miles.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala signed on Tuesday a supreme decree approving the Map of External Border which establishes that the maritime boundary between Peru and Chile begins in the Concordia Point.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cancelled his visit to Pakistan in the wake of the country’s political situation, sources in the Foreign Office said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov agreed in Beijing on Tuesday to cement their bilateral strategic partnership featuring mutual benefits, common security and win-win cooperation.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected, during his upcoming visit to Mongolia, to work with Mongolian leaders to explore effective ways to expand and deepen bilateral economic and trade relations between two countries.
Dozens of Nigerian soldiers have refused to deploy for an offensive against Boko Haram Islamists until they receive better weapons, several of the mutineers told AFP on Wednesday.
There is nothing that would stop France from delivering two Mistral helicopter carrier ships to Russia, French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday.
In response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, NATO leaders are examining the need to enhance the readiness of deployable military forces to reassure allies and deter threats to the alliance. If all members agree, this will be one of the major reforms to come out of the NATO summit in Wales, Sept. 4-5.
A Kurdish minister who suspended his participation in the government of outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has rejoined the administration, in an apparent sign of reconciliation in the politically fractured country.
Turkey's intel chief assured the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a secret meeting last week that the state will press ahead with the peace process to end 30 years of conflict, media reports said Aug. 20.
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