Turkey killed 18 Kurdish militants in Iraq and southeastern Turkey.
Russia agreed to extend a “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo until Saturday and the Syrian government openedan evacuation corridor.
Despite the temporary ceasefire and the promises from Moscow, many Syrians are staying put out of distrust for the Russian government.
Iran lobbied hard for Egypt to have place at the Syria talks in Lausanne last week. Egypt’s foreign policy is realigning: its anti-terrorism stance bringing it in line with Russia and Assad’s Syria and turning it away from Saudi Arabia, despite Riyadh’s deep pockets.
As the Mosul offensive is underway, Islamic State militants attacked Kirkuk.
Iran sentenced an Iranian-American businessman and his father, a former UNICEF representative and provincial governor under the Shah, to ten years each for “cooperating with the hostile American government.”
Two Americans were killed in an attack at an ammunition depot at Camp Morehead, six miles south of Kabul.
An Indonesian court found a young man guilty of terrorism charges for his role in constructing the bomb in this year’s deadly Jakarta attack by the Islamic State.
Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has again started controversy after he vocally rejected the US and embraced China.
Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany agreed on a roadmap for peace in Ukraine, and Putin has backed the deployment of OSCE armed observers.
In photos: A mural goes up in Avidiyivka, between eastern and western Ukraine.
Germany passed a new espionage law allowing their foreign intelligence agency to spy on European Union institutions and member states.
The evictions of refugees from the Calais refugee camp means chaos for children.
Analysis: “Gender really matters in national security policy.”
A filing by federal prosecutors details the vastness of the breach allegedly committed by NSA contractor Harold Martin, who is accused of essentially hoarding a digital archive of 500 million thieved pages.
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the author of the memoir Guantánamo Diary, has finally been released and repatriated to Mauritania. He spent 14 years in captivity without charge and was severely tortured.
In a surprising turn of events, a witness who did not appear during pretrial proceedings in the USS Cole case was taken into custody after the judge ordered the enforcement of the subpoena to testify.