Russian officials say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is crucial to fighting the Islamic State, while President Obama has called on the embattled leader to step aside.
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.
Survey of defectors' stories finds common themes, including opposition to brutality, corruption, and the Islamic State's preoccupation with its Sunni jihadi rivals.
At least 17 were killed in the attack, making it the deadliest Taliban strike since miliants killed at least 20 people in a Shiite mosque in February.
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.
Egypt said the group was traveling without formal authorization in the western desert near Libya, where security forces are battling Islamic militant groups.
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.
Raids at two apartments in Bangkok led police to issue warrants for two more suspects in the bombing at a Hindu shrine that killed 20 people two weeks ago.