A U.S. request to cancel a plan to speed up visa applications for interpreters who assisted U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq has been rejected by a federal judge, who instead ordered the government to revise it.
A U.N. team says evidence it collected in Iraq strengthens preliminary findings that Islamic State extremists committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against the Christian community after it seized about a third of the country in 2014.
Pakistan has demanded neighboring Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil. The demand came a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan’s southwest killed four people and appeared to target police protecting polio workers in the area.
Israel’s designated prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a coalition deal with the Religious Zionism party, an important breakthrough for Netanyahu as he tries to cobble together a government following Nov. 1 elections.
The Israeli military said troops were carrying out an arrest raid Thursday and were met by gunfire. The forces responded, and the two men, whom the Islamic Jihad said were members of the militant group, were killed in the exchange of fire.
An Iranian man was killed by Iranian state forces while celebrating the country’s loss against the United States in the World Cup this week, human rights groups based outside the country reported, as mass anti-government protests continue in Iran.
The spokesman for the Islamic State group says its leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi was killed in battle. Al-Qurayshi is the second ISIS leader to be killed this year at a time when the extremist group has been trying to rise again.
A top Qatari official involved in preparing his country's hosting of the World Cup has put the number of worker deaths for the tournament "between 400 and 500," numbers drastically higher than any previously offered by Doha.