Escalating combat between Afghan government troops and insurgents in 2015, particularly the fighting in Kunduz, has claimed a record number of civilian casualties, with a heavy toll among women and children, according to an annual U.N. report released Sunday.
Sen. John McCain on Sunday blasted a deal to seek a pause in fighting in Syria, arguing it plays into a Russian strategy to continue attacks on American-backed rebels.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski warning of a new Russian threat, issued a controversial challenge to the U.S.-led NATO alliance and the hundreds of policymakers gathered here for a conference on global security.
Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum.
North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.