• A police helicopter unleashed a volley of gunshots and a grenade assault on Venezuela’s Supreme Court building on Tuesday, prompting President Nicolás Maduro to place the defense forces on alert.

    (Source: Márcio Cabral de Moura/flickr)
    LAST UPDATE : Jun 28, 2017, 6:41 AM EDT
  • (Source: Freedom House/flickr)

    Suspecting a potential "chemical weapons attack" by Syria, the U.S. on Monday warned the regime of "a heavy price" if President Bashar al-Assad and his military conduct another “mass murder strike.”

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 27, 2017, 7:24 AM EDT
  • Doha, Qatar

    Two weeks after snapping off diplomatic & economic ties with Qatar, four Arab states have sent Doha a list of 13 demands, ordering the isolated country to act on them to end the unprecedented crisis in the region.  

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 23, 2017, 6:34 AM EDT
  • Saudi Arabia's new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

    In a big reshuffle in the country’s line of succession, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued royal decree, appointing his son Mohammed bin Salman, 31, as the new crown prince, replacing a 57-year-old nephew.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 21, 2017, 6:41 AM EDT
  • Otto Warmbier, 22, suffered "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause.

    U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted N. Korea for its "brutal" behavior after the death of Otto Warmbier, the American student who was held in the Asian state for fifteen months and returned to the U.S. last week.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 20, 2017, 5:23 AM EDT
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    For the first in the Syrian conflict, a U.S.-led coalition fighter jet shot down a Syrian military plane on Sunday after it dropped bombs near America-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa province.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 19, 2017, 6:16 AM EDT
  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, painted portrait

    Russia’s defense ministry said on Friday that it is verifying the inputs that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in an airstrike conducted on May 28 in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 16, 2017, 7:20 AM EDT
  • U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly nudged former FBI chief James Comey to drop an ongoing probe.

    According to U.S. media, special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump over potential obstruction of justice in connection with an FBI inquiry that probes the Trump campaign’s ties with Moscow.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 15, 2017, 6:31 AM EDT
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    A massive fire broke out at the Grenfell Tower in central London killing six people and injuring more than 50 others, as the firefighters battled hard to control the flames enveloping the 24-storey housing block.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 14, 2017, 7:28 AM EDT
  • (Source: Mustafa Khayat/flickr)

    At least two people died and hundreds of others fell ill in a camp near the Iraqi city of Mosul after they ate fast-breaking iftar meal served to them by a non-governmental organization on Monday.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 13, 2017, 7:53 AM EDT