Dozens of civilians and at least seven Ukrainian soldiers died over the weekend amid a new wave of violence in eastern Ukraine. Western leaders have once again accused Moscow of supplying troops and weapons to the pro-Russian rebels.
Two brothers accused of killing 12 people on Wednesday are in phone contact with authorities in what has become a hostage situation. In another, possibly related incident, a gunman has taken a hostage in a kosher supermarket in Paris.
Two brothers, born in France to Algerian parents, are the subject of an intense manhunt focused on the Picardy region as France mourns the deaths of 12 people in Wednesday's assault on the offices of a satirical magazine.
Its new hostage video calls on Japan, whose prime minister is touring the Middle East, to ends its 'foolish' support of the US-led campaign against Islamic State, and marks the first time the group has demanded cash in a video.
Over the past year, Houthi rebels have expanded their sphere of territory, seizing Yemen's capital last September and clashing with government forces today. The upheaval has thrown the already fragile country – and key US ally against Al Qaeda – into chaos.
The attack on Baga, a border town with a Nigerian military base, started on Jan. 3. The Nigeria government disputes claims by human rights groups that as many as 2,000 people, mostly civilians, died in the subsequent fighting.
In a video message, a militant commander praised the gunmen who killed 12 people in Paris, including the editor of Charlie Hebdo. The latest issue of the satirical magazine went on sale in France Wednesday.
Police cadets and others waiting outside a Yemen police academy in Sanaa were among more than 30 reportedly killed. Suspicions fell on the local Al Qaeda branch, which has attacked military targets in the past.
Just days after US-led forces officially ended combat operations in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said there's more work to be done and there should be a willingness to reconsider withdrawal deadlines.
Saturday's attack on the town of Baga is another embarrassing setback for Nigeria's military, which is working with its neighbors to secure the remote border area. Boko Haram militants separately abducted around 40 boys from another village.
The UN Security Council vote Tuesday fell just shy of the nine needed for approval. The resolution targeted Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories as well as a peace deal based on pre-1967 borders.
Indonesia's top search and rescue official said the Airbus jet likely crashed into the sea as it flew from Indonesia to Singapore. While the plane hit bad weather, its route was close to that of six other planes in the area at the time.