The Islamic State member who was shown beheading US journalist James Foley in a video spoke with a British accent. Foley went missing in Syria in 2012.
Russia's ban on food and agricultural imports comes in retaliation for US and European sanctions over Ukraine. Russia is expected to release a full list of the products it is barring today.
At a UN Security Council meeting, Russia raised concerns over displacement in eastern Ukraine and called for greater aid to civilians. Critics say Russia is cloaking its true intentions in a conflict that it helped seed.
The new truce is to last through Monday. Talks in Cairo on ending the conflict in Gaza mark the first time Israel and Hamas have negotiated, albeit indirectly, on something other than prisoner exchanges.
The US is developing a plan to rescue members of the Yazidi minority group amid increasing calls from the Kurdish government and Yazidi leaders for the US to respond more forcefully against Islamic State militants.
A fleet of 280 Russian trucks allegedly carrying humanitarian aid is heading for eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government and Red Cross say this isn't part of the agreement they reached.
The embattled Iraqi prime minister shows no willingness to step aside for a new unity government, which the US insists is crucial to reduce tensions and resist Islamic State militants.
A giant inflatable rubber duck floats past the USS Iowa battleship at the Port of Los Angeles. The world-famous sculpture sailed into the port for the first time to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and will remain in the harbor. The duck was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman and at 61 feet high, 110 feet long 85 f...
Israel's army tweeted 'Mission accomplished' and said it was pulling troops out of the Gaza Strip after four weeks of intense fighting that displaced around one-fourth of the Palestinian population there. Peace talks are due to be held in Cairo.
An Israeli promise to refrain from shelling most of Gaza today to allow for humanitarian aid was met by reports of airstrikes, setting off recriminations.
Israel and Hamas blame the other for the collapse of what was supposed to be a three-day humanitarian cease-fire leading up to talks in Egypt.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said Israel will not agree to a truce before the tunnels – some which open up inside Israel – are removed as a threat.
China's state news agency reported that a gang attacked a police station and government offices in the troubled northwest region. China has fingered Xinjiang separatists for several serious attacks in recent months.
Amid a third day of heavy fighting, one member of the international team called the site 'one of the biggest open crime scenes in the world.'
But intermittent fire punctured the lull in fighting and neither Israel nor Hamas have indicated a willingness to discuss a lasting cease-fire.
The flight data recorder from MH17 indicates a 'massive explosive decompression' occurred, consistent with a missile strike on the passenger aircraft, reports CBS News.
Fouad Massoum was elected as Iraq's president while the jihadi group the Islamic State destroyed Christian shrines and imposed Islamic dress on women in the country's north.