A drone strike in Yemen killed six Al-Qaeda members Thursday, a tribal source said, a day after Sanaa reported it had foiled a militant plot to storm a Western-run oil terminal.
A bomb planted in an Afghan graveyard killed 14 women and children on Thursday, many of them picnicking at the graveside of a family member during the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said.
U.S. President Obama has canceled a planned private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid disputes over Edward Snowden and other issues, the administration said Wednesday. The White House said Obama still plans to travel to Russia to attend the Group of 20 economic summit in St. Petersburg. But instead of flying to Moscow afterwards, he intends to head to Sweden.
Syrian activists say government forces have killed at least 62 rebel fighters in an ambush near Damascus. The ambush early Wednesday happened in Adra, an area about 35 kilometers from the center of the capital.
MOBILE, ALABAMA — A crippled cruise ship with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power.
Algerian security forces on Sunday made grisly discoveries of dozens of bodies at a sprawling natural gas facility, a day after a violent showdown put an end to an international hostage crisis.
KABUL, Afghanistan—Taliban suicide bombers carried out a brazen attack in the Afghan capital on Monday, the second in less than a week and a sign that insurgents are determined to keep fighting despite recent overtures of peace from the U.S. and Afghan government.
Germany has sent 240 soldiers to southern Turkey as part of a NATO mission using Patriot missiles to deter cross-border airstrikes from war-torn Syria. Units are also being provided by the Netherlands and the US.