The White House is facing uncertainty in the wake of political turmoil in Yemen and political transition in Saudi Arabia.
Thousands of European men and women have traveled to Syria to fight, and some have returned home — possibly battle hardened. The concern is that they haven’t come back to resume their lives, but instead have been dispatched by al Qaida or the so-called Islamic State to attack the West.
U.S. diplomats have wrapped up two days of talks with Cuban officials — the highest-level meeting in 35 years. The aim is to start talking through how to restore diplomatic relations following the historic warming of ties announced last month by President Obama and President Raul Castro.
In the wake of attacks in Paris, part of the investigation into terror cells in Europe has led to Spain. One of the Paris gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly, is believed to have visited Madrid in the days before he burst into a kosher market, killing four people.
The international criminal court in the Hague was founded to prosecute those who commit war crimes — particularly the crime of abducting and conscripting children as soldiers. But for the first time in that court’s 15 year history, it’s putting on trial a man who was once a victim of that same crime.
The president didn’t stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.
Young couples would prefer to share responsibilities equally at work and at home, a study finds. But they realize that workplace policies and child care can make that a tough go in real life.
The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight WiFi, according to the company’s Chapter 11 filing.
Alberto Nisman, who accused the Argentinian leader of covering up Iran’s role in a 1994 terrorist attack, was found shot dead in his apartment on Sunday.
Their annual letter to the public has been published. They’re betting that in 15 years, polio will be eradicated, Africa will feed itself and 2 billion people will use their phones as mobile banks.
Grenades and blades were also found. In most cases, people forgot they had them. Our favorite discovery: a knife in an enchilada. The TSA said “the passenger’s intent was delicious, not malicious.”
The brand new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker was the only senator to vote against calling climate change “real and not a hoax.”
The Houthis, who control the capital, Sanaa, are apparently hoping to exploit a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his government.
Yingluck Shinawatra, whose government was removed from office in a military coup in May, has been accused of criminal negligence related to a failed program to prop up the price of rice.
A video purportedly by the militants says “the countdown has begun.” Japan says it’s still trying to secure Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto’s release. The Islamists want $200 million for their release.