UN summit approves 15-year blueprint to eradicate extreme poverty and combat climate change
With the bang of a gavel, international leaders approved an ambitious 15-year plan Friday to tackle the world's biggest problems, from eradicating poverty to preserving the planet to reducing inequality. Now comes the tough part: Drumming up support and money to achieve the goals and transform the world.
Putin's plans for Russian military in Syria has U.N., Obama on edge
Vladimir Putin's speech Monday is shaping up to be biggest of this year's U.N. General Assembly, as Obama administration officials brace for the Russian leader to lambaste their failed Syria policy and call on the world to get behind his plan for saving the war-torn Middle East from the clutches of the Islamic State.
Pentagon confirms: U.S.-trained rebels handed over weapons to al Qaeda operative in Syria
The Pentagon admitted Friday that a U.S.-trained rebel commander in Syria has surrendered trucks and ammunition this week to an al Qaeda affiliate.
Nasrallah: Failure of US-led campaign against ISIS led to Russian involvement in Syria
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday welcomed Russia's military buildup in Syria in support of common ally President Bashar Assad, saying it was the failure of a US-led campaign against Islamic State that had forced Moscow's hand.
France launches air strikes against Islamic State in Syria
The French military released on Sunday footage showing its first air strikes in Syria, which it says destroyed an Islamic State training camp in the east of the country to prevent the group from carrying out attacks against France's interests and to protect Syrian civilians.
Iran-Saudi war of words heats up over hajj disaster
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei demanded Saudi Arabia apologise Sunday for a stampede that killed 769 pilgrims at the hajj, as a war of words escalated between the regional rivals.
Police enter Temple Mount after Palestinians in Aksa mosque throw stones, firebombs
Dozens of police officers entered the Temple Mount complex early Monday morning after dozens of Palestinians holed up in al-Aksa mosque began hurling stones and firebombs at them, police said.
Netanyahu praises Sisi's call to expand Egypt-Israel peace to other Arab states
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday praised Egyptian President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi for calling to expand Egypt's peace with Israel to include more Arab countries.
IDF strikes Syrian military targets in response to stray fire into Israel
The IDF struck two targets belonging to the Syrian military on Sunday night in response to earlier projectile fallout from the embattled country exploding in Israeli territory in the northern Golan Heights.
Inside the United States
Obama: Religious freedom no excuse to deny rights to others
Freedom of religion isn't reason enough to deny any American their constitutional rights, President Barack Obama said Sunday as he addressed members of the LGBT community, one of his major sources of political and financial support.
DARPA is implanting chips in soldiers' brains
For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning soldiers into cyborgs. And now it's finally happening. The agency has funded projects that involve implanting chips into soldiers' brains that they hope will enhance performance on the battlefield and repair traumatized brains once the fog of war has lifted.
House Speaker John Boehner to resign at end of October
House Speaker John A. Boehner, faced with a constant conservative rebellion, announced Friday he will step down at the end of October, a move that shocked Capitol Hill and exposed the deep tensions within the Republican Party over how to use its congressional majority.
Carson: Religion Could Be Probable Cause for Police Search
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday he is open to considering religion as a probable cause to search the emails and phone calls of Syrian refugees entering the United States.
Boehner unloads on GOP's 'false prophets'
In his first one-on-one interview since his resignation announcement, Speaker John Boehner blasted right-wing lawmakers and groups as 'false prophets' who 'whip people into a frenzy' to make legislative demands that 'are never going to happen.'
Trump promises 'large segment' of taxpayers will have zero rate
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said in an interview that aired on Sunday on the eve of the unveiling of his tax plan that a 'large segment' of U.S. taxpayers would have a zero rate if he wins the White House.
Mitch McConnell pushed to resign as Senate Majority Leader
With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Iran: Pastor's Three-Year Anniversary of Imprisonment
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has just marked the three-year anniversary of Iran's imprisonment of an American pastor.
PA Strangely Silent after Muslims Set Bethlehem Church Afire
In its sole statement, the PA said that the fire at the St. Charbal church in the city was caused by an 'electrical malfunction' - a description that is at odds with an account by Israeli Christian Arab Father Gabriel Naddaf, who said that the church was burned down Saturday night by 'Palestinian extremists.'