Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. The visit marked the first visit by a foreign head of state to Syria since its civil war began in 2011.
The alliance between former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's forces and the Houthi rebels, which has been fraying in recent months, broke as Houthi rebels killed Mr. Saleh near Sanhan in Yemen. The Houthis believed Saleh was shifting his support to the opposition.
With new warnings of harm to civilian networks, the world may need a ‘digital Geneva Convention.’
US commanders say NATO troop numbers fall short of what is needed to promote security and train police forces in Afghanistan.
Files of the 2011 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden suggests links between Iranian funded extremist network and the Sept. 11 attacks.
The Sunni militant group may have lost 90 percent of its land, but many experts say that this territorial defeat will not mark the end of ISIS.
A combined effort by the United States and Pakistani governments freed an American woman, her Canadian husband, and their three children after being held captive for five years in Pakistan.
Investigators conclude the Syrian government did use chemical weapons in an area with civilians. This report comes as Syria, Russia, and Iran escalate fighting around the city of Deir el-Zour in order to drive out Islamic State militants.
The United Nations' envoy to Syria said parts of the country could be liberated from Islamic State control by October, and that the push for free elections should be a priority in the coming year.
The world is less violent today because of restraint by people or nations in justifying the use of violence to prevent violence against them. That trend should not be easily reversed as the US ponders attacking North Korea or as groups in the US justify violence at public protests. Humanity has grown in its understanding and use of empathy as a tool for peace.