British Supreme Court considers whether Boris Johnson broke the law in suspending Parliament

The court proceedings, which get underway today, could have far-reaching implications for Brexit and the balance of power.
A video posted on a militant website in April purports to show the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AP)
A video posted on a militant website in April purports to show the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AP)

In purported new recording, ISIS leader urges followers to continue attacks, storm prisons

“Release your brothers,” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the fugitive Islamic State leader, says in the 30-minute audio recording.

With heavy voter turnout, Israelis are deciding whether Netanyahu stays or goes

The election is the second in five months and caps a season of political deadlock in an increasingly polarized society, with voters migrating to evermore distant right and left, religious and secular camps.

Afghan president unhurt, 24 dead as bomb targets an election rally

No one initially claimed credit for the attack but it comes after a breakdown in peace talks with the Taliban, which has warned Afghans not to vote.

“This is a plea for democracy,” a congressional panel was told.

A once-obscure law professor and a jailed media tycoon lead a crowded field, with most of the votes counted from Sunday’s election.

Analysis of the attack sites suggests Iranian weaponry was at least involved.

U.S. and Saudi officials reject claims by Yemen’s Houthi rebels that they carried out the strike.

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If the Israeli prime minister returns to power and follows through on his promises, he may confirm a dark reality of the Israeli state.

Military leaders are concerned about the possibility of a costly conflict with Iran, suspected in the attacks.

Following Saturday’s drone strikes of Saudia Arabian oil facilities, these are the countries who are impacted the most.

The attack on Saudi oil installations highlights the evolving threat of Iranian-made weapons, analysts say

The Northern Hemisphere had its hottest summer on record, tying with 2016, as signs of a warming world continue to emerge.

Cameron Ortis served as director general of the National Intelligence Coordination Center.

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Before the trip, Johnson had compared himself to the Incredible Hulk.

Tehran has long been accused of arming the Yemeni insurgent group.

The island nation’s defection whittled the number of countries that recognize Taiwan down to just 16 after Beijing flipped key allies, over objections from Washington.

The Israeli prime minister wages a fierce get-out-the-vote campaign before Tuesday’s election.

More than 3,000 people have been held in Kashmir since Aug. 5.

Attacks on pedestrians and cyclists have occurred as breeding season reaches full swing.

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Cyprus’ president says fears among Greek Cypriots that Turkey still wants to call the shots under a deal reunifying the ethnically split island nation is hampering peace efforts

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After a series of disasters in the 1980s and 1990s, Jamaica lost 85% of its once-bountiful coral reefs and its fish population plummeted. But today, the corals and tropical fish are slowly reappearing thanks to some careful interventions.

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The Philippine immigration bureau says its agents, backed by troops, have arrested 324 Chinese accused of involvement in illegal online gambling and other crimes in a raid on eight hotels and other establishments in a western province

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The European Union’s asylum office says the number of people seeking international protection in 30 European countries rose by a monthly 26% in July

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Ahead of UN meeting, Iran’s supreme leader says ‘there will be no talks with the US at any level’

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Saudi Arabia has instructed clerics across the country to focus their upcoming Friday sermons on the recent attacks that struck key oil installations in the kingdom’s east

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