The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the bombing of two restaurants in a predominantly Kurdish city in northeastern Syria the previous night, an attack that killed at least 16 people and wounded more than 30.
Belgian police have opened an investigation into media reports that two policewomen and army troops deployed to Brussels to beef up security were involved in an orgy in a police headquarters in November.
Belgian authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a 10th person in connection with last month's bloodbath in Paris and said six others have been detained for questioning over a suspected plot to stage new attacks in Brussels during the holidays.
Just days after the Japanese and South Korean governments announced a surprise agreement to resolve a decades-old dispute over war-time sex slaves, opposition on both sides is threatening to derail it.
A drive-by shooting in Yemen killed a top pro-government militia leader and five of his companions in the southern city of Aden on Thursday, just hours after he reluctantly handed over control of the city's strategic port to government troops, Yemeni security officials said.
There has been a spike in applicants for a concealed weapons permit in South Carolina as a result of recent terrorist attacks in Paris; San Bernardino, Calif.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and other spots around the world.
Iran on Thursday denied U.S. accusations of launching a provocative rocket test last week near Western warships in the Strait of Hormuz, dismissing the claim as "psychological warfare" against the Islamic Republic.