Russia's military intervention in Syria has jolted NATO and provoked frustration in Washington. On Wednesday, Russia launched cruise missiles from warships in the Caspian Sea.
Japanese opposition lawmakers tried physically to obstruct the legislation in the upper house, triggering chaotic scenes. Japan's postwar constitution severely limits the deployment of its military.
North Korea often threatens to attack the US. The anniversary of the ruling party's founding on Oct. 10 could be used as a stage for a missile or nuclear test.
Monday's capture by the Taliban of the northern city was a blow to Kabul's efforts to pacify its foes.
Private donors underwrote the 10-year effort to replace an old mosque with a bold structure that incorporates Russian architectural details. Moscow may have as many as 2 million Muslim residents.
Regional leaders appear to have clinched a deal between feuding military factions and restored the rule of civilian President Michel Kafando ahead of presidential elections due next month.
Pro-government troops have taken control of key parts of the capital. Regional leaders are also ramping up negotiations.
An attendee talks on his cell phone in the food court on Day Two of New York Comic Con in Manhattan, New York, Friday. The event draws thousands of costumed fans and panels of pop culture luminaries, and features a sprawling floor of vendors in a space equivalent to more than three football fields at the Jacob Javits Conventi...
Leopoldo Lopez has already been in a military prison for the past 18 months. He was convicted of inciting violence in last year’s antigovernment protests.
Journalists, lawyers, and religious minorities have all raised concerns over China's crackdown on civil society. President Xi is making his first state visit to Washington this month.
US officials have requested that Bulgaria and Greece close their airspace to Russian supply flights.
The new vow adds fuel to fiery debate in Britain. Cameron said Monday that a strike in Syria against suspected Islamic State militants in August had killed two British citizens.
Turkey has vowed to step up its campaign against the outlawed PKK. The collapse of its cease-fire with the PKK has complicated the US-backed campaign against the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
Russia is a key backer of the Assad regime. Western powers have insisted that Assad must step aside under any peace agreement.
Beijing put on an imposing display of its growing military clout and national pride as it celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the defeat of Japanese imperial forces.
The US-led military alliance against Islamic State has carried out multiple airstrikes over the past year. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a separate drone campaign is under way against leaders of the militant group.
Authorities arrested a man on the Thai-Cambodian border who is accused of being a main plotter and organizer of the Aug. 17 terror attack on a Hindu shrine in Bangkok.