SECURITY / CONFLICTS

A Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border on Nov. 24. According to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff, the downed warplane was warned ...

Bangladesh executed two opposition leaders for war crimes committed during the 1971 war to break away from Pakistan, a senior police official said Nov. 22, Reuters reported. Ali Ahsan Mohammad ...

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has finally selected all 36 members of his Cabinet, and not a moment too soon. While the Nigerian Senate still needs to approve his nominees so they can ...

 Details are still emerging as to precisely who was responsible for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Sorting through the jumble of misinformation and disinformation will be challenging for French authorities, ...

What we know so far: The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks in Paris.  —President Francois Hollande called the attacks an “act of war” and said France’s response ...

A leading British member of the Islamic State, known as Jihadi John, and three other foreign militants have been killed in U.S.-led airstrikes in Raqqa, Reuters reported Nov. 13, citing ...

Summary Ukraine is likely to undergo a significant political shake-up after the ruling coalition’s main parties performed poorly in recent local elections. This overhaul likely will include a Cabinet reshuffle, ...

At this time last year, a string of leaderless resistance-style attacks by grassroots jihadists in the West was making people very nervous. And their concern was understandable: In late October ...

A critical shift in the Kremlin’s budgetary planning is the flat growth in defense spending, which had risen steadily every year since 2011. The Kremlin had planned on expanding defense ...

Nov. 6 Syria Rebels from the Free Syrian Army and from various Islamist groups recently defeated an offensive conducted by loyalist forces backed by Iran and Russia in Hama province. ...