Pro-government fighters in Yemen attacked and killed a senior al-Qaida leader and three people traveling in his convoy near a security checkpoint in the southern Abyan province on Friday, Yemeni officials said.
With a son in the Marine Corps and a heart that aches for all military families, Madel O’Neil found her own mission as a volunteer with the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care support program. Recently, O’Neil was asked how many pallets of suits she wanted, and then she soon received a shipment of nearly 300 new men’s suits, 400 dress shirts and dozens of ties, belts and shoes.
An explosion shook central Kabul Friday, part of a deadly attack on a restaurant popular with expats and wealthy Afghans, officials said. The attack comes a day after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a new effort to restart peace talks with the Taliban.
As the all-time winningest wrestler in the more than a century of the sport at the Naval Academy and the top-ranked 145.5-pounder by USA Wrestling, the 27-year-old Saddoris has seen it all while wearing the singlet. But being named the U.S. Marine Corps male athlete of the year was unexpected for Saddoris, a captain and supply officer stationed at Camp Lejeune.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to house up to 1,000 children in a renovated warehouse in the sprawling Federal Center complex in the Denver suburb of Lakewood. Another 800 will be housed at a Job Corps site in Homestead, Florida, and 400 more at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, Mark Weber, a spokesman for HHS, which is responsible for overseeing the children's care, said Thursday.
At the start of WWI the armies of Europe were stunned by the casualties inflicted by advances in weaponry. The machine gun alone mowed down thousands during the first months of the war. Artillery barrages rained exploding shrapnel down on the unprotected heads. In February 1915, the French army introduced a steel skullcap that gave its soldiers their first defense against the deadly shells.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in an annual New Year's speech Friday that he was ready for war if provoked by "invasive" outsiders, but he stayed away from past threats involving the country's nuclear weapons and long-range missile ambitions.
Saudi Arabia carried out at least 157 executions in 2015, with beheadings reaching their highest level in the kingdom in two decades, according to several advocacy groups that monitor the death penalty worldwide.
Bitter cold, biting winds and rough winter seas have done little to stem the seemingly endless flow of desperate people fleeing war or poverty for what they hope will be a brighter, safer future in Europe. As 2016 dawns, boatloads continue to reach Greek shores and thousands trudge across Balkan fields and country roads heading north.
President Barack Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week, according to several individuals briefed on the matter.
Pope Francis on Friday called for an end to the "arrogance of the powerful" that relegates the weak to the outskirts of society, and to the "false neutrality" toward conflicts, hunger and persecution that triggers a sometimes-deadly exodus of refugees.