Journalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter’s employer said Thursday.
The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday.
Former French Housing Minister Cécile Duflot has launched a blistering attack on President François Hollande, calling him the man who “wanted to be everyone’s president, but ended up being nobody’s”.
Turkish president-elect Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his future prime minister on Thursday and vowed a power struggle against a US-based cleric he accuses of plotting against him would continue.
Two American aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital ‘virus-free’, officials said Thursday, as the WHO announced talks on potential treatments set for next month.
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President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad “a few months ago.”
Bank of America Corp has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with U.S. regulators to settle charges that it misled investors into buying troubled mortgage-backed securities.
Oxana Chorna finishes loading the vehicle with tents, uniforms, shoes and, most importantly, food and water. She triumphantly brandishes a bag with “survival kit” written on it, as if it was a trophy.
Amina Sboui, a young feminist activist who fled her native Tunisia last year, was detained by police on Wednesday night in Paris after an altercation with a woman who was wearing a Muslim veil.
Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in advancing talks towards brokering peace in Northern Ireland, died on Thursday. He was 81.
Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa this week as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign.
An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave.
Heavy shelling hit residential neighbourhoods in Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.
Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.