Islamic insurgents who swept through northern and central Iraq, inflicting humiliating defeats on government forces, met tough resistance Tuesday on the northeast approaches to the capital and officials said the advance had been halted.
Pro-Russia separatists who are believed to have used the ?Buk? antiaircraft missile system to shoot down a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine probably needed Russian assistance to operate it, senior U.S. officials said Friday.
After being half a step behind the United States for months, Europe is likely to come under heavy pressure to impose stronger sanctions on Moscow if convincing evidence emerges of a Russian link to the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
Thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, warplanes and gunboats, pressed deeper into the Gaza Strip on Friday as Palestinian militants returned fire with rockets and mortar rounds and terrified residents hunkered down in their homes.
AIDS activists, researchers and caregivers often gather to learn from each other, swap notes and look ahead at how to fight one of the greatest public health challenges of their lives. This year, the 20th International AIDS conference is being held in Melbourne, Australia, amid the grim news...