The Israeli military confirmed on March 21 it carried out the 2007 airstrike in Syria that destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, lifting the veil of secrecy over one of its most daring and mysterious operations in recent memory.
Although Israel was widely believed to have been behind the September 6, 2007, airstrike, it has never before commented publicly on it.
Fears of a trade war are roiling financial markets, with stocks under pressure around the world and the dollar in retreat.
A day after the Trump administration imposed tariff hikes on Chinese goods, Beijing has threatened import duties on U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipes, accentuating fears of a global trade war.
The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas’ capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt was not cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money, or police pleading to the bomber through TV…
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Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a “major breach of trust,” admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a data-mining firm.
French President Emmanuel Macron said all evidence suggested that it was a terror attack—the first one since he became president in May 2017.
Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
North Korea’s recent moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness, according to its state-run media.
Boko Haram extremists returned almost all of the 110 girls abducted from their Nigeria boarding school a month ago with an ominous warning, witnesses said March 21.
Security experts have warned that if Britain’s National Grid was blacked out from a cyberattack or solar storm the country would be “in the Stone Age” in a matter of days.
President Xi Jinping vowed March 20 to protect “every inch” of China’s territory, improve the lives of its people and promote the resurgence of Chinese culture and creativity as he kicked off his second term, poised to rule indefinitely.
Chronic heavy alcohol use is the greatest risk factor for all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s and especially early-onset dementia, according to a nationwide study in France published in The Lancet Public Health journal.
Vladimir Putin now has a stronger hold on Russia—and stronger place in the world—thanks to an overwhelming mandate for yet another term as president.
The U.S. currently has active military engagements in seven countries across the world, according to a White House report obtained by The New York Times. These countries include Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Niger.
The comments put Germany’s new interior minister at odds with Chancellor Angela Merkel on the central question of migration.
The federal government listed the orcas as endangered in 2005, and more recently identified them as among the most at risk of extinction in the near future.
False information on the social media network Twitter travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people, a new study found.
In its toughest challenge to Russia to date, the Trump administration accused Moscow on March 16 of an elaborate plot to penetrate America’s electric grid, factories, water supply and even air travel through cyber hacking. The U.S. also hit certain Russians with sanctions for alleged election meddling for the first time since President Donald Trump took office.
An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University had been put to a “stress test” and its cables were being tightened when it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said.
Hundreds of residents of the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria under Turkish assault are trickling out of Afrin’s center toward neighboring villages amid an intensifying offensive. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected calls in Europe for his country to halt its invasion in Syria.
They bowed their heads in honor of the dead. They carried signs with messages like “Never Again” and “Am I Next?” They railed against the National Rifle Association and the politicians who support it.
After Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, the 310-mile border between Northern Ireland and Ireland will be the United Kingdom’s only land frontier with a member of the bloc.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced on March 14 that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he is facing a possible complaint over thousands of suspects killed in his anti-drug crackdown.
South Africa has declared the drought afflicting Cape Town and other parts of the nation a national disaster. The government announcement on March 13 will allow officials to more easily direct resources to drought relief and long-term recovery plans.
This man lost his wife, three of his four children and suffered severe lacerations to his head and neck during an attack on his village in Congo.
West Virginia’s death toll from drug overdoses in 2017 was 872. This has improved only slightly compared to 2016, which hit a grim record of 887 fatal overdoses—the highest drug-related death toll in the United States.
The use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) has skyrocketed over the past 10 years, partly owing to them being a cheap yet effect deterrent to opposing forces. The United Nations Mine Action Service estimates that 59 countries worldwide have “widespread contamination” of landmines or IEDs from either past or current conflicts.
Europe had one of its worst fire seasons on record last year, with nearly 2 million acres burned in just Portugal, Spain and Italy alone, the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) stated in a report released on March 7.
We kick it. We stomp it. We sweep it out of our homes. We even use its name as an insult. Yet by doing so, we undervalue one of our most important resources.