US efforts to kill Taliban leaders in Afghanistan have had "limited" results, according to a secret CIA document. Targeted killing can backfire, provoking insurgents to regroup in a way favorable to them, analysts say.
South Korea's constitutional court has ordered that a leftist political party be dissolved amid claims it has "pro-North Korea" views. A court petition was raised last year to disband the Unified Progressive Party.
It has been deemed 'the most successful' offensive to date against the "Islamic State." Kurdish forces announced Thursday they have broken the siege on Mount Sinjar and recaptured territory in a two-day assault.
Germany is planning to send soldiers to northern Iraq as instructors. They're intended to support the Kurds in their fight against "IS." But it's just a drop in the ocean, says Naomi Conrad.
As Vladimir Putin tries to gloss over his country's economic problems, ordinary Russians are starting to feel the double whammy of falling oil prices and sanctions. But has the West bitten off more than it can chew?
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted on Thursday that the siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable. He called the attack, which left three people dead, "a horrific wake-up call."
The EU summit in Brussels has ended a day earlier than expected - a sign of the leadership style of new European Council President Donald Tusk. Discussions focused on boosting investment and the crisis in Ukraine.
EU leaders at their summit in Brussels are defending tough economic sanctions against Russia, but pressure to ease their stance is growing. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
By realigning America's relations with Cuba, Obama is initiating a long-overdue change in US foreign policy. The Republicans, though, are doing what they always do and are making a historic mistake, says Michael Knigge.
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Kenya's opposition lawmakers disrupted parliament on Thursday, temporarily preventing the passing of a bill on terrorism-related measures which civil society groups say could violate civil liberties.
After a massive hack, Sony Pictures decided to cancel the film "The Interview," which depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Could the cyber-attack have been carried out by North Korea?
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