In an almost predictable response to recent developments, Israel announced plans to expand construction in East Jerusalem and in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, drawing Palestinian outrage and deepening tensions with the United States.
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.
The French government confirmed Thursday night that wreckage from an Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people that disappeared from radar earlier in the day had been found.
The latest snag in negotiations over Iran's nuclear program has set off a round of finger-pointing between the country's hard-liners and reformists.
As a military trumpet sounded in tribute, the first bodies of victims from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday after an airborne journey from Ukraine.
"Saturday Night Live" returned from winter break last week with a new cast member, Sasheer Zamata, but give credit to host and musical guest Drake for shifting through characters as if he'd always belonged on the late-night sketch show. Whether it was impersonating Lil Wayne or Alex Rodriguez, or dressing as a cosplaying wizard or rapping a monologue that played off his Jewish roots, Drake showed he had a deft comedic hand Saturday. Not that his acting chops ever were in doubt, as his pre-hip-hop role on the Canadian soap "Degrassi: The Next Generation" made clear. But Drake's ability to shape-shift from Rodriguez to Katt Williams kept the show moving...