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Tunisia and Egypt restrict flights to and from Libya due to unrest

Tunisia and Egypt restrict flights to and from Libya due to unrest

The governments of Tunisia and Egypt are restricting flights to and from Libya in an apparent response to the deteriorating security situation in Libya.
JC Finley
Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth named new PM, expanding military control

Thai coup leader Gen. Prayuth named new PM, expanding military control

Thailand's Parliament nominated military junta leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the new prime minister, further empowering the military's grip over Thailand.
JC Finley
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy

Boko Haram militants seized a police academy in Gwoza, Nigeria, storming the school in armored tanks taken from Nigerian soldiers.
Ed Adamczyk
4 McDonald's restaurants shut down in Moscow

4 McDonald's restaurants shut down in Moscow

A Russian watchdog has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow, citing "sanitary violations" that were discovered during recent inspections.
Aileen Graef
Moscow transmission tower painted colors of Ukraine flag in apparent act of solidarity

Moscow transmission tower painted colors of Ukraine flag in apparent act of solidarity

A transmission tower in Moscow has been painted yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in an apparent act of solidarity with Ukraine.
JC Finley
Interpol condemns Foley murder

Interpol condemns Foley murder

The head of Interpol called for an global response to the murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants.
Ed Adamczyk
After major delays, Ukraine begins customs inspection of Russian aid trucks

After major delays, Ukraine begins customs inspection of Russian aid trucks

The Ukrainian government announced Thursday that the customs clearance process for the first batch of Russian aid trucks has begun.
JC Finley
U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

U.S. attempted rescue of James Foley, ISIS demanded $132M ransom

Ahead of this week's grisly execution of journalist James Foley, the U.S. failed in a rescue attempt after his captors demanded millions in ransom.
Gabrielle Levy
Top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

Top Hamas commanders killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes killed three Hamas commanders overnight Wednesday as peace negotiations between Israel and Gaza showed no sign of restarting.
Gabrielle Levy
Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk insists Indepdence Day celebration will go forward

Ukrainian PM Yatsenyuk insists Indepdence Day celebration will go forward

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk reaffirmed Wednesday that Independence Day celebrations will be held on August 24, and called for increased security.
JC Finley
New York Times reporter ordered to leave Afghanistan

New York Times reporter ordered to leave Afghanistan

On Wednesday, the Afghan attorney general's office notified New York Times correspondent Matthew Rosenberg that he must depart Afghanistan within 24 hours.
JC Finley
David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen

David Cameron: 'Increasingly likely' jihadist in Foley video is British citizen

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that the jihadist who beheaded American journalist James Foley is likely a British citizen.
Aileen Graef
Nigeria's soccer headquarters goes up in smoke

Nigeria's soccer headquarters goes up in smoke

Fire broke out Wednesday at the Nigeria Football Federation headquarters building in Abuja.
JC Finley
Russia, Ukraine give ICRC necessary security guarantees for aid convoy

Russia, Ukraine give ICRC necessary security guarantees for aid convoy

Russian aid vehicles destined for eastern Ukraine may soon be on the move after the Red Cross confirmed receipt of security guarantees from Kiev and Moscow.
JC Finley
Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

Five detained Tibetans die in Chinese custody

Five Tibetan protesters died while in police custody after a protest in the Sichuan province of China, according to Tibet's government-in-exile.
Ed Adamczyk
Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

Man faints on Shanghai metro, passengers jump out of car

A man passed out on the Shanghai metro, but passengers on the crowded car did not rush to help -- they ran away instead.
Aileen Graef
Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina attempts debt swap to pay creditors locally

Argentina announced a proposed debt swap Tuesday to avoid a U.S. court ruling that pushed the country into default.
Ed Adamczyk
Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

Obama denounces Islamic State execution video, reaffirms military action in Iraq

President Barack Obama, speaking from Martha's Vineyward, said "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL."
JC Finley
North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance

North Korea called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw" through a Korean language news dispatch.
Aileen Graef
Foreign press ridicules U.S. police tactics in Ferguson

Foreign press ridicules U.S. police tactics in Ferguson

Derision, aimed at police tactics in Ferguson, Mo., is coming from nations with strong authoritarian backgrounds and weak histories of human rights protection.
Ed Adamczyk
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