Around 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia, backed by aircraft, targeted Islamic State group positions in and around the city of Tikrit on Monday as part of a larger campaign aimed at driving the extremists our of the country’s Salahuddin province.
On February 28, 1814, British General Sir Neil Campbell realised with horror that his illustrious prisoner, Napoleon Bonaparte, had slipped away from the island of Elba to go and meet his Waterloo.
Paris Saint-Germain fluffed their chance to go atop the French league with a frustrating 0-0 draw at Monaco on Sunday.
US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year.
Tabare Vazquez was sworn in as Uruguay's new president Sunday, returning to office a decade after first leading the left to power and drawing a curtain on folksy farmer Jose Mujica's colorful rule.
The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
More than 30 people were arrested as a group of about 400 demonstrators in Hong Kong clashed with police in the latest sign of tensions caused by China’s influence in the city.
Estonia’s centre-right prime minister claimed victory in an election on Sunday, cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighbouring Russia following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region.
A bomb blast on Sunday killed two people in the Egyptian tourist resort of Aswan, police said, in the first such attack in the town since a wave of violence following the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
The Islamic State group released 19 Assyrian Christian captives in Syria on Sunday after processing them through a sharia court, a monitoring group which tracks the conflict said.
Ireland took control of its Six Nations destiny with a 19-9 victory Sunday over England in the visitors’ first defeat of the tournament.
Four days after French MPs went on an unofficial trip to meet with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, much to the chagrin of President François Hollande, a bitter rift is growing among French politicians on how to deal with the Syrian leader.
Holding placards declaring "I am not afraid", thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has widened a split in society that some say could threaten Russia’s future.