Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheadingthem in public as a warning and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra.
The Dutch cabinet on Friday approved a partial ban on wearing the face-covering Islamic veil, including in schools, hospitals and on public transport.
Last month’s quake has dealt a big blow to the Sherpa community, many of who are involved in expeditions to Himalayan peaks as guides, porters and support staff. The quake and an subsequent avalanche put an end to this year’s spring climbing season.
Rupert Murdoch owned 'Sun' tabloid's crime reporter has been found guilty of paying a Heathrow Airport police officer for 38 scoops.
Geologists were sent to earthquake-damaged mountain villages in Nepal this week to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month, an official said Friday.
Bullets whistled overhead, a black Islamic State flag flapping in the distance, but all Friar Najeeb Michaeel could think of as he fled the jihadists was how to save hundreds of ancient Iraqi manuscripts in his possession.
Lufthansa's chief said Friday the German airline is considering the possibility of regular spot medical checks for pilots, after one deliberately crashed a jet over the French Alps in March, killing all 150 on board.
Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed.
A suicide bomber set off an explosion during weekly prayers in a Shiite mosque of eastern Saudi Arabia leaving many dead on Friday, the interior ministry said.
Myanmar's navy Friday said it had carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat after mounting international pressure, as the UN warned the impending monsoon rains imperil thousands still stranded at sea.
An unexploded 50kg World War II live bomb was uncovered near UK's national football stadium in London, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people living nearby.
A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Twitter.
Only hours before Hillary Clinton was to face her biggest challenge and tragedy as US secretary of state, she asked an aide to get her a French documentary about Libya.
The US State Department on Friday released the first batch of emails by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, relating to Libya and a 2012 militant attack on the mission in Benghazi.