The group's claims that it wouldn't treat religious minorities in Syria savagely if it comes to power aren't holding up in reality.
Gen. Ray Odierno said in an interview aired today that a massive US military effort in Iraq would defeat the Islamic State – and leave them hanging unless Iraqi politicians changed course.
In Ukraine today, UN Ambassador Samantha Power reassured the country that the 'US stands with you.' Meanwhile, the US ambassador to the Vatican urged the pope to call out Russian actions more pointedly.
There are troubling signs that training efforts in Iraq haven't been going well. And a lack of US manpower doesn't appear to be the reason.
Egypt's tourism has taken a beating in recent years, and the attack at Luxor's Karnak temple complex, one of its most famous archeological sites, won't help.
The recent fall of Ramadi to Islamic State has added to the urgency to shore up Iraq's faltering security forces in Sunni provinces. The US deployment plan is expected to be unveiled Wednesday.
After years of revolt and turmoil, Egypt is in a period of historic oppression. And world powers like the United States are pretty much OK with that.
America has been groping for a successful strategy in Iraq for more than a decade, but the realities on the ground keep getting in the way.
Iraq's largest northern city was invaded a year ago by Islamic State militants. Today, its repressive rule is intact, and the group is pushing outwards from its territory in Iraq and Syria.
The past weekend on the Mediterranean was one of the busiest so far as British, Swedish, Spanish, and Italian ships worked to save people trying to reach Europe from Libya.
The so-called Islamic State may be getting most of the headlines. But there's another rebel group on the move in Syria, one that works with the US-backed Free Syrian Army, that is also cause for concern.
Some 200,000 people marched in Buenos Aires this week amid outrage over two deadly attacks against a teacher and a young teen. Thousands took to the streets in other Argentine cities as well as in Chile and Uruguay.
Hong Kong annually marks the 1989 crackdown on Chinese protesters in Beijing and across China with a large outpouring of solidarity. Leaders of last year's 'Umbrella Movement' have a different take.
A US-led coalition is struggling to hold back Islamic State on the battlefield in both Iraq and Syria. Now, the key Syrian city of Aleppo may be at stake.
An Egyptian court sentenced the former president to death last month. The court's now waiting on the country's top cleric to make a recommendation in the case.
Houthi militias allied with the country's former dictator hold sway over large swathes of Yemen, and have stood firm against a Saudi-led bombing campaign launched in March. Several US citizens are reportedly being held by Houthis.
Here are five key takeaways from the allegations that US prosecutors hope will send some of the world's most powerful and wealthy soccer officials to jail.
Muhammadu Buhari is the first opposition candidate to unseat an incumbent in a presidential election. He has vowed to strike hard at Islamist militants in northern Nigeria.
As the story unfolds, anything is possible. But for now, embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his allies are circling the wagons.
An emergency meeting called by Thailand will take place Friday, but Myanmar reportedly refused to attend if Rohingya were named in the invitation. The UN says the Muslim minority is effectively stateless in their country of origin.