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Islamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobani

Syrian refugee children who fled violence in Syrian city of Ayn al-Arab or Kobani play outside their tent in Turkey’s newly set-up camp in the...
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Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages

A banner with a picture of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, is being raised by workers near a...
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Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Iraqis look at books on al-Mutanabi Street, home to the city’s book market in central Baghdad. One afternoon...
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Former German president Richard von Weizsaecker dies at 94

In this photo taken Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Berlin, former German President Richard von Weizsaecker attends a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the...
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Vatican hits sour note with women, but progress may come

In this March 4, 2013 file photo Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi waves to reporters as he arrives for a meeting, at the Vatican. A new Vatican...
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Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

A rebel comforts a wife of a killed civilian in shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of...
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