A Saudi-led coalition is trying to stop Yemen's major cities falling to Houthi Shiite insurgents after the removal of President Hadi, who has fled into exile. Rivalry with Shiite Iran lies behind the military intervention.
In an interview on '60 Minutes,' the Syrian president claimed that IS was expanding and gaining more recruits. He also expressed optimism about 'dialogue' with the US.
Singapore made incredible strides under Mr. Lee, who was laid to rest today. But it was also well ahead of many of its Asian peers at independence.
Saudi Arabia, looking for soldiers willing to fight on the ground in Yemen, asked Pakistan if it would send troops. So far, that looks unlikely.
Egypt sends warships through Suez Canal to support Saudi action, taken in support of Yemen's President Hadi. The US says it supports its Gulf Cooperation Council 'partners.'
Many see the violence in Yemen as a proxy war between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran. That's true to an extent, but risks oversimplification.
There were conflicting reports of whether President Hadi had fled his temporary capital in Aden after Shiite Houthi fighters took over Yemen's largest airbase, just 35 miles away.
The already poor relationship between the Obama administration and the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to get worse, with Iran nuclear talks nearing an important deadline at the end of the month.
Islamic State, which has a growing presence in Libya, claimed responsibility for the deadly museum attack. Tunisia said two gunmen received military training in Libya.
A dispute over possible deployment has brought sharp words between Seoul and Beijing. Foreign ministers of S. Korea, China, and Japan will meet for the first time in three years Saturday amid tensions over security, territory, and wartime history.
Politicians make many campaign promises they don't intend to deliver on. But Netanyahu's promise Monday to never agree to a Palestinian state fits his record.
This week marks the first anniversary of Russia's legal annexation of Crimea, a territory of Ukraine that was seized in the aftermath of a revolt in Kiev.
The Russian president's perceived provocations are leading many former East bloc nations – from Poland to the Baltics – to start their own military readiness campaigns.
It can't hurt. But Iraq reasserting control over its territory is going to prove a lot more complicated than that.
Nigeria's Boko Haram pledged allegiance last week to the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which is fighting for control of the Iraqi city of Tikrit.
Fierce fighting is underway to wrest back all of the Iraqi city of Tikrit from the so-called Islamic State. But after a victory, avoiding reprisals on Sunni residents by Shiite militias won't be easy.
The Islamic State group has released a new video that claims to show a child killing an alleged 'Israeli spy.' The group had accused the captive Israeli Arab, Mohamed Musallam, of spying for Mossad.
The crackdown on students marching to Yangon, the former capital, underscores Myanmar's limited tolerance of free expression.
Oil revenues are declining and the flow of foreign jihadists may be slowing. Airstrikes in Syria by a US-led coalition come as Iraqi forces continue to battle IS in northern Iraq.