Hamas acknowledged responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a U.
The U.S Congress approved $225 million in emergency funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system on Friday, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle’s case told Reuters.
China suffered its worst industrial accident in a year on Saturday when an explosion killed at least 68 people and injured more than 120 at a factory in China that makes wheels for U.S
8211; Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, Japan’s foreign minister said on Friday, in the latest sign of…
8211; Pro-Russian separatists killed at least 10 Ukrainian paratroopers in an overnight ambush in the region of east Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was brought down, government forces said on Friday.…
China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported Friday.
Israeli shelling killed eight people in Gaza on Friday just hours into a three-day truce, medics said, as a diplomatic push for a more durable end to the bloodshed gained pace.
Air quality around Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was “unhealthy” this week, with one town reaching “very unhealthy” levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.
Ukraine’s army has reportedly seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, insurgents said, as the United Nations announced the downing of the plane could constitute a war crime.
The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile, a senior US official said earlier in the week, calling the matter “very serious.”
Mining magnate Gina Rinehart said that high costs were hurting resources investment in Australia, as a study found that only the country’s agriculture sector was strongly competitive compared with the United States.
France temporarily closed its embassy in Libya on Wednesday and is evacuating its nationals there due to the worsening security situation, the French Foreign Ministry said.
Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N
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Heavy rain triggered a landslide in India on Wednesday burying up to 150 people and rescuers were struggling through mud to try to reach them, a disaster official said.
An unmanned Delta 4 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with a pair of U.S military satellites designed to keep watch on other countries’ spacecraft.
Muslim extremists from China’s far western region of Xinjiang have gone to the Middle East for training and some may have crossed into Iraq to participate in the upsurge of violence there, China’s special envoy for the Middle East said.