The Iraqi military faltered Sunday in its push to retake the tinderbox city of Tikrit from insurgents who declared that they had established a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the areas they control in Iraq and Syria.
Israeli forces unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 3-week-old war with Hamas on Tuesday, flattening the home of the militant group's top political leader in the Gaza Strip, damaging the offices of an affiliated television station and knocking out the densely populated...
A brief lull in fighting Saturday sent Palestinians in the battered Gaza Strip flocking to shops and banks and surging into devastated neighborhoods to search for missing relatives and recover belongings.
It was supposed to be a place of refuge from a devastating war.
The Ukrainian government collapsed and the popular prime minister resigned Thursday, highlighting the political gridlock gripping the country struggling with a pro-Russia insurgency, a hostile neighbor and one of the weakest economies in Europe.
Dr. Sheik Umar Khan knew he was putting his life at risk by working closely with the victims of the Ebola virus outbreak in Sierra Leone. Still, he kept at it.
UCLA travels to Arizona on Saturday. The winner strengthens its position in the Pac-12 Conference South Division. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines: Carey carries the 'Cats No. 16 UCLA has allowed only two running backs to top 100 yards this season. The Bruins lost both games. Stanford's Tyler Gaffney battered UCLA for 171 yards in a 24-10 victory. Oregon's Byron Marshall went for 133 yards in a 42-14 victory. It's no great revelation that when a team is successful on the ground, it often wins. That underscores UCLA's need to contain Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey. Carey averaged 148.4 yards per game to lead the nation in 2012....