Members of an extremist group affiliated with the Islamic State militant group have been waging a stepped-up campaign of violence in northern Sinai for years, but this was the first major militant attack on a Muslim mosque.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke and Republican Will Hurd of Texas bonded over an unexpected hit road trip earlier this year. But as elections draw near, this bipartisan friendship may not be charming voters.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned from power following the start of impeachment proceedings by his own party, ZANU-PF. Mr. Mugabe's former vice president is now poised to take power.
The Trump administration will announce more sanctions to deprive Pyongyang of funds for its nuclear and missile programs after adding North Korea on the US terror blacklist.
United States officials allowed importation of heads and hides of lions shot for sport one month before President Trump reversed the ban on elephant trophies.
Following a season of hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes around the world, customers and governments are facing rising insurance rates. Experts suggest that insurance companies should re-evaluate their repricing strategies as disasters become more common.
The Trump administration announced that in 2019 nearly 60,000 Haitians who have been living legally in the US with visas issued on humanitarian grounds must return to Haiti. TPS protections for Sudan and Nicaragua have also been terminated.
Despite government assurances that Boko Haram is nearly defeated within Nigeria, a recent suicide bombing that killed 50 people has been attributed to the Islamist militant group.
Following allegations of sexual misconduct against Charlie Rose, CBS has suspended and removed Mr. Rose from their morning news show and PBS has stopped distribution of his show. Rose issued an apology but asserted that some of the allegations were false.
Spurred by the water crisis in Flint, Mich., Gitanjali Rao invented a device that makes testing for lead at home easier.
As public awareness of the plight of zoo elephants grows, policies are shifting, although not always as fast as advocates would like.
In Tulsa, Okla., philanthropist George Kaiser is mounting one of the most ambitious efforts in the US to help the poor.
Oklahoma's rate of incarcerating women is the highest in the US and more than double the average. Pushback is coming from reformers who decry the destabilizing effect on families, as well as fiscal conservatives alarmed by the rocketing prison bill.
Despite protests from opposition, Kenya's top court reaffirms election results. Opposition leaders now call for international intervention, saying the repeat election was not conducted fairly and court justices were intimidated into support of the results.
After Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine, whose vote is crucial, said that health care reform should be dealt with separately from the tax code, the White House may scrap its attempt repeal a component of the Affordable Care Act by attaching it to tax reform.
Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a three-part coalition and now faces an uncertain future for German politics. Political pathways could include a renewed effort to form a coalition between former political partners or a parliamentary vote for chancellor.