Jun 30, 2015

One year later, Islamic State's 'caliphate' extends its global reach

The Islamic State group’s so-called caliphate entered its second year Monday with the jihadis expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq and their global reach by claiming to be behind attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait. The extremist group headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced ...

Gloves off as Kurds gain ground near Turkey

Jun 30, 2015

Gloves off as Kurds gain ground near Turkey

As Kurdish rebels in northern Syria rack up wins against the Islamic State group, Turkish media is abuzz with talk of a long-debated military intervention to push the Islamic militants back from the Turkish border — a move that will also outflank any Kurdish ...

Episcopal Church chooses its first black presiding bishop

Jun 28, 2015

Episcopal Church chooses its first black presiding bishop

The Episcopal Church on Saturday elected its first black presiding bishop, choosing Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina during the denomination’s national assembly. He will now lead a nearly 1.9-million-member denomination known for its history as the faith home of many U.S. presidents. The ...

Jun 28, 2015

Suicide bombers kill at least three in northeast Nigeria

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and injured 16 in the capital of the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno on Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly attacks by suspected Islamist militants. The two women tried to get into a hospital ...

Jun 28, 2015

Shaken tourists flee Tunisia after seaside massacre

Planeloads of shocked foreign tourists flew home from Tunisia Saturday after a beach-side massacre claimed by the Islamic State group killed 38 people and prompted a major security clampdown. The North African nation, which relies heavily on tourism, announced plans to deploy troops at ...