Abu Malik worked in one of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons facilities before joining ISIS.
Unicef launched its largest ever appeal on Thursday, calling for $3.1 billion to fund its projects in 2015 and singling out Syria as the conflict zone where the most work is needed.
Pro-Russian rebels unleashed a barrage of rocket fire against the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol Saturday. The rockets killed at least 30 civilians.
During a soldier’s homecoming, a bunch of civilians learn another meaning for don’t ask don’t tell.
The art of photography is an amazing tool used by journalists all over the world. Some images they create can make you laugh, cry, or enter a state of awe. Others are just aesthetically beautiful and pleasing to the eye. These are some of the most amazing images from this week created by hardworking photographers all over the globe. (Some viewers may find some of the images disturbing.)
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, the Department of Defense said that the reports were not true.
The dog, who belonged to the soldier’s mother before her death, had to be given to a rescue organisation after he was deployed to Iraq.
The U.S. military’s involvement in the country will continue.
The president has quietly authorized an expanded role for the U.S. military in Afghanistan despite previously saying combat operations would end in 2014.
“I wonder what will become of her. I wonder what will become of all the others.”
Another week gone and another group of amazing images from the world’s best photojournalists. This week we saw a dramatic ending to the Major League Baseball season, Texas nurse Amber Vinson was cured of Ebola, and a beautiful ceremony in Canada for Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed last week during the the attack at Parliament Hill.
The Ebola story may have stolen most recent headlines, but plenty of other things also happened in the news this week. The Oscar Pistorius case is coming to an end, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a gruesome injury, and Ferguson is still in a state of unrest. Here are some of the best images you will see, brought to us by some of the worlds hardest-working photojournalists.
Despite a shaky cease-fire that was meant to put an end to months of war in its east, Ukraine remains riven by violence and upheaval. Photographer Joel Van Houdt spent weeks photographing the country’s Jewish population and the latest chapter in its difficult history in the country.
Since it was announced that the 2014 Nobel Peace prize was being shared by Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India Kailash Satyarthi, a lot of desi Tweeters have the same urgent request.
Eight Australian fighter jets to strike ISIS in Iraq.
Palestinian youth practice their parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive in the Shejaia neighborhood east of Gaza City. Some Palestinian youths between 13 and 17 years old train in the devastated area as a personal initiative to develop their skills.
While most humans have abandoned Masaken Hanano due to constant shelling, one person returns daily to feed more than 150 homeless cats.
The suspected U.S.-led strikes killed more than a dozen ISIS militants Wednesday night, a monitoring group reported. Five civilians were also said to have been killed.
John Kerry opted to call the mission a “very significant counter-terrorism” mission instead.
Witnesses reported seeing explosions and rocket fire late Saturday.
The White House announced the troop deployment Tuesday following the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff. The new personnel will be part of a now 820-person force providing U.S. diplomatic security.
James Foley is just the latest photojournalist to be killed while covering the world’s most dangerous wars. Here we look at some of his fellow journalists and their work.
A Guardian reporter witnessed several Russian vehicles moving toward Ukraine Thursday, but said they weren’t the size of a “proper invasion force.”
A team of military advisers arrived Wednesday to assess the conditions of refugees that have fled ISIS. The team determined that there are fewer stranded Yazidis than previously thought.
The path of least resistance.
Updated: Second round of U.S. air strikes target ISIS forces near the city of Irbil. The militants were “successfully eliminated” says Pentagon.
The Israeli military said two rockets were fired into the country Thursday night. The rockets did not cause any injuries.
The Yazidis fled to a remote area in northern Iraq after they became targets of the hyper-militant group. ISIS considers the Yazidis devil worshippers and incompatible with an Islamic state.
While almost every item has changed, a few have remained the same across centuries.