Iraqi security officials said today their forces had recaptured Baiji oil refinery, while US Defense Secretary Hagel said yesterday that IS advances had been stalled. IS leader Baghdadi, meanwhile, released an audio call for more attacks.
The beauty queen's murder by her sister's boyfriend is just a high-profile example of the sort of violence – particularly against women – that has given Honduras the worst per capita murder rate outside a war zone.
French President François Hollande said that Europe needs to be more vigilant about the radicalization of its citizenry after the appearance of several Europeans in the video showing the execution of American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig.
Kurdish fighters continue to gain ground against the self-described Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobane. Meanwhile, Iraqi forces have reportedly regained full control of the country's largest oil refinery.
Two militants in a video showing the beheadings of a dozen hostages, including US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and Syrian fighters, are thought to be French. The video, which was released Sunday, also appears to include two Britons.
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US President Barack Obama and his daughters, Sasha (c.), and Malia (r.), participate in the annual turkey pardoning ceremony marking the 67th presentation of the National Thanksgiving Turkey while in the White House in Washington.
Worshipers under 35 were barred from the Al Aqsa shrine in Jerusalem on Friday as the Israeli government tried to tamp down anger among both Palestinians and Jordanian officials over access to the site.
Israel's foreign ministry rejected the allegations and questioned why Hamas wasn't accused of terrorism. The report was published on the day of another apparent terror attack along Jerusalem's rail line.
Robert Hannigan called on US Internet giants to do more to help fight the militants using their networks to recruit new members abroad. The companies' cooperation has dropped off since Edward Snowden's intelligence leaks became public.
Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky won sizable majorities in Donetsk and Luhansk in controversial elections Sunday. Kiev and the West denounced the results, having called the votes illegitimate from the start.
Police said the Palestinian man attempted to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a controversial rabbi who advocates for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, a holy site for both Muslims and Jews.