PARIS - On the Friday of the Paris terrorist attacks, Yonathan Freund was taking a 10-minute coffee break in his office above the emergency room when a call came in.
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Seven members of a secret New York church were criminally charged on Nov. 24 in the fatal October beating of a teenager during a counseling session.
CAIRO - Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a month-long state of emergency and citywide curfew in the capital, Tunis, on Tuesday after a deadly blast ripped through a bus carrying security officers tasked with guarding the North African leader.
WASHINGTON - Presidents Barack Obama and Francois Hollande closed ranks in demanding Syrian President Bashar Assad’s ouster, rebuffing Russia’s attempt to use the fight against Islamic State to keep its ally in power.
A group of migrants marooned on the border between Greece and Macedonia opted for a rather extreme form of protest as authorities blocked their passage deeper into Europe. About six men, some believed to be from Iran’s Kurdish minority, sewed their lips shut as a mark of their refusal to turn back toward their home countries.
The leaders of Russia and Iran underscored their growing alliance in the Middle East by declaring their opposition to external attempts to impose a solution to the civil war in Syria, where both have deployed military power.
European Union countries will probably extend Ukraine-related economic sanctions against Russia for another six months at the end of January despite improved cooperation in Syria, three European diplomats said.
BRUSSELS — An explosive suicide belt was discovered in a rubbish bin south of Paris, French authorities confirmed to dpa, while the Belgian government ordered the highest security alert for a week.
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from politicians at home and Russian maneuvering abroad, the Obama administration is moving this week to reassert leadership of the international fight against the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military disclosed on Friday that an airstrike it carried out on an Islamic State checkpoint in Iraq likely killed at least four civilians, including a child.