US Senate candidate Kirk mocks rival's family military past
Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has mocked his Democratic rival's immigrant background and her claim that her family's military service dates back to the Revolution, saying he had forgotten the ...
Syrian rebels launch Aleppo offensive to break siege
Syrian rebels launched a broad offensive for Aleppo Friday as the Russian, Syrian, and Iranian foreign ministers vowed to intensify their fight against terrorism in the country. The battlefield allies ...
Syrian rebels launch Aleppo counter-attack to break siege
By Ellen Francis and Angus McDowall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels including jihadists counter-attacked the army and its allies on Friday aiming to break a weeks-long siege on eastern Aleppo, insurgents said. The assault, employing heavy shelling and suicide car bombs, was mainly focused on the city's western edge by rebels based in the countryside outside Aleppo. It included Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, a former affiliate of al Qaeda previously known as the Nusra Front, and groups fighting under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner.
Volkswagen introduces new American-built 7-passenger SUV
Kevin Garnett joining TNT as a weekly contributor
In lieu of flowers, justice: Paper runs 'Walking Dead' obitBATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) ? Many viewers of AMC's "The Walking Dead" took the shocking deaths of two fan favorites in the latest season premiere as personally as a death in the family. One Arkansas newspaper took it a step further.
Scant support for Venezuelan strike to force out Maduro
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Some stores were closed and traffic was lighter but for the most part residents of Venezuela's capital ignored calls to stay home Friday to protest President Nicolas Maduro, handing a rare victory to the embattled socialist leader.
Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock
Protesters who were ousted from a camp they established on private land in North Dakota to try to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles overnight, setting a highway blockade ...
Islamic State using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul: U.N.
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as "human shields" in strategic sites in the city as Iraqi troops advance, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday. "ISIL's depraved, cowardly strategy is to attempt to use the presence of civilians to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations, effectively using tens of thousands of women, men and children as human shields," said Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. Using human shields is prohibited under international law, he said in a statement.
Mosul Today: UN says IS using thousands as human shields
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Islamic State group is using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul while the Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country's second-largest city, the U.N. human rights office said Friday.