“The magnitude of this attack caught everybody by surprise,” a State Department official says.

(Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP)

After socialists’ tainted wins in gubernatorial elections, anti-government forces are caught in a rut. 

President Trump says the United States is “not taking sides” in crisis between two U.S. allies.

The conflict between Kurdish and Iraqi forces follows Kurdistan’s independence vote. 

Bomb kills investigative journalist in Malta who reported on Panama Papers

Daphne Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist and blogger from Malta who was known for her reporting on governmental corruption, was killed in an explosion on Monday near her home.

Trump making history by seeking changes to Iran deal, Israel’s intelligence minister says

Q&A with Israel's Intelligence Minister Israel Katz.

‘How about Muslim holidays in Germany?’ asks one of Merkel’s ministers

The minister's suggestion came in the midst of a regional election, much to the horror of local party officials.

Investigators said they hadn’t received any official complaints. Maxim Lapunov is the first.

Tunnels and the persistence of migrants make Mexicans skeptical of the wall’s prospects.

Spanish authorities have given the region until Thursday to decide, but their patience is wearing thin.

There are now at least 300 dead in the biggest attack in the history of the country’s war against Islamist extremists.

Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old foreign minister, was positioned to become the next chancellor.

The government wants to allow them, but concerns over addiction and crime remain.

Pro-government candidates claimed victory in at least 17 of 23 governorships in a vote 2½ months after an internationally condemned election.

Iraq’s U.S. trained special forces were part of the advance on Kurdish positions.

The deadliest attacks in a war with al-Qaeda-linked forces come as the White House expands counterterrorism there.

A few dozen extremists dig in as the battle for the group’s de facto capital enters its last phase.

The driver of a truck holding three tons of explosives was thwarted at a checkpoint, authorities said.

Salva Kiir shrugs off the possibility that the Trump administration will cut aid.

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Three weeks after Iraq’s Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here’s what you need to know:

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Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State group, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month’s Kurdish vote for independence.

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Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

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A running series of gunbattles caused at least 11 people deaths in the northern Mexico border state of Tamauilpas, authorities said Monday.

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The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local):

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Officials from the Communist Youth League of China felt they had to act: Busy with their education and careers, young Chinese were struggling in the romance department, with tens of millions unable to find partners.

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