updated: 12/21/2014 7:30 p.m.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.
updated: 12/21/2014 7:22 p.m.
MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq -- With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who have controlled the area for months.
posted: 12/22/2014 3:26 a.m.
ISLAMABAD -- Authorities made several arrests Sunday in the Taliban school attack that killed 148 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said.
posted: 12/22/2014 3:25 a.m.
MOSCOW -- Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot. Mikhail Zygar's questions were sharper than those of the others, who headed back to spacious television studios while Zygar broadcast his piece from a Moscow living room.
updated: 12/21/2014 7:36 p.m.
Jordan resumes executions, hangs 11
posted: 12/22/2014 3:17 a.m.
Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, said President Barack Obama should demand the immediate return of convicted killer Joanne Chesimard, who escaped from prison and eventually fled to Cuba, "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."
posted: 12/21/2014 9:38 a.m.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.
posted: 12/21/2014 9:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace.
posted: 12/21/2014 9:34 a.m.
DAKAR, Senegal — The radio announcement is chilling and blunt: "If I die, I want the deaths to stop with me."
posted: 12/21/2014 9:33 a.m.
SYDNEY — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.
posted: 12/21/2014 9:28 a.m.
RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as the 47-year-old farmer prepares to fight for his land, Ruiz insists, "I'm not going to run."
updated: 12/21/2014 3:14 a.m.
President Barack Obama's administration has sought China's help in recent days in blocking North Korea's ability to launch cyberattacks, the first steps toward the "proportional response" that Obama promised to make the North pay for the assault on Sony Pictures.
posted: 12/21/2014 3:10 a.m.
Some fans of Ernest Hemingway said they hope the new policy on Cuba announced Wednesday will mean a chance for more people to visit the Nobel Prize-winning author's most well-known home.
posted: 12/21/2014 3:01 a.m.
Jewelry robbers struck at Berlin’s famous KaDeWe department store Saturday, smashing display cases and running off with loot.
posted: 12/21/2014 3 a.m.
The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.