The archaeological world and international community are in mourning as the Iraqi government announced Thursday that Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists had leveled the remains of the ancient city of Nimrud, a priceless archaeological site considered a major treasure of Assyrian civilization.
A new independent study of the death of Alberto Nisman, a top prosecutor in Argentina found dead of a gunshot wound the day before he was to publicly accuse the President of Argentina of aiding Hezbollah terrorism, dismissed categorically the possibility of suicide and has stirred a nation unwilling to trust the federal government to find the truth.
President Idriss Deby of Chad told reporters during a joint press conference with Niger's head of state that his military knows the whereabouts of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, and that it was in the "best interests" of the terrorist leader to surrender.
A former police chief under Hugo Chávez in Venezuela has been arrested in Miami for allegedly sending a graphic execution video to several U.S. residents, threatening to kill them. Many of those alleging threats are open dissidents of Venezuela's socialist regime.
The North Korean government wasted no time celebrating the act of terrorist Kim Ki Jong, who assaulted U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in Seoul yesterday with what is being described as a "fruit knife." North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency declared the attack "just punishment for U.S. warmongers."
The Chinese government has responded to Colombia's arrest of a Chinese captain for carrying tons of undeclared ammunition bound for Cuba on his ship. According to military spokeswoman Hua Chunying, the ship was conducting "completely normal military trade cooperation" with Cuba.
In an attempt to prove that "the military is not above the law," the Chinese government announced this week that 14 generals had been either investigated or already convicted of an array of corruption crimes, from selling positions within the military to arms trading.
North Korean refugees who choose to speak of the horrors of living within the communist nation face violent threats to them and their families still trapped inside. Many choose to speak anyway, however, and in South Korea they are becoming increasingly common staples in news and entertainment programming.
The Islamist terror group Boko Haram has taken control of a territory in Nigeria the size of Ireland. It continues its efforts to expand within the west African nation and establish an Islamist Caliphate, now with the support of the Middle Eastern Islamic State (ISIS) terror group. While headlines are quick to mention the dead, it is Nigeria's internally displaced, now numbering upwards of one million, who continue to suffer as they flee the group.
A 13-year-old boy in Turkey was swept out of class by police in an arrest his father was later informed was the result of a Facebook post in which his son allegedly insulted the nation's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A mysterious vessel flying the Chinese flag has left a port in Cartagena, Colombia, after being stopped by local officials for carrying large amounts of undocumented, high-caliber firearms, en route to Cuba-- where Colombia is currently staging talks with the terrorist group FARC.
A French-Armenian protester attacked Turkish Ambassador to France Hakkı Akil on Monday during a talk at Paris's Descartes University, running up to his podium and drenching him in pomegranate juice.
Residents of Yuen Long, Hong Kong took to the streets on Sunday to protest against "parallel traders," Chinese mainland smugglers who buy products in Hong Kong to sell on the mainland for a mark-up. Up to 38 individuals were arrested during the protests, while video shows protestors bloodied and recovering from pepper spray.
In an incendiary televised speech on Saturday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced the arrest of an American citizen for involvement in a "coup" conspiracy, declared new sanctions on "terrorists" George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, and accused the United States government of maintaining "concentration camps" for children.
Samuel Sam-Sumana, the vice president of Sierra Leone, has imposed an Ebola quarantine on himself following the death of his bodyguard upon contracting the lethal virus.
Acutely aware of Venezuela's growing economic destitution, the government of Trinidad & Tobago has proposed exchanging Venezuelan oil for Trinidadian toilet paper, to keep supplies in the South American nation's market replenished.
Justice and Development Party (AKP) candidates in Turkey, from regional positions to the Turkish legislature, are donning medieval Ottoman garb in their advertising campaigns, in an attempt to harken back to the strength of the Islamist Ottoman Empire.
With Venezuela stirring from the death of 14-year-old Kluiverth Roa at the hands of the Bolivarian National Guard, a human rights organization notes that police homicide of minors increased 55.5% in 2014, and appears to continue to be on the rise.
In light of escalating terrorist activity in its western Xinjiang region, the Chinese legislature is considering its first terror-specific criminal code—which, in its current form, would make any speech the government deems to "undermine public security" a criminal violation.
An Argentine judge has dismissed charges against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman accusing the head of state of conspiring to protect Hezbollah terrorists in exchange for lower oil prices from the government of Iran.
While the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq have managed to hold back the Islamic State (ISIS) from key areas, including the stronghold of Erbil, Sunni Arabs displaced by ISIS attacks are protesting that the Kurdish army is not allowing them to return home following the pushback.
The Malaysian state of Terengganu has proposed punishing residents who do not attend Friday Muslim prayers by forcing them to ride throughout their towns in a hearse.
14-year-old Kluiverth Roa was shot in the head on Tuesday on his way home from school in San Cristóbal, Venezuela. Roa's way home from school required him to pass through an anti-socialist protest; he was stopped by police almost immediately and shot in the head after witnesses say he yelled "stop the repression!"
A Syrian man who fled his native Kobani for Turkey during the Islamic State's siege of the border town claims the Turkish government has turned his land into the new location of the tomb of Suleyman Shah, and hopes he will be compensated for the "millions" he claims his land is worth.
Spain authorities arrested four jihadist recruiters throughout the nation in an early morning raid on Tuesday. The suspects are believed to have been working to indoctrinate Muslims and brainwash them into joining the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. They particularly preyed on young women, according to Spanish law enforcement.
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