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A staggering 52 developing countries suffer from "serious" or "alarming" levels of hunger, according to the new Global Hunger Index.
The latest escalation in fighting in Syria has heightened international involvement and threatens to bring the conflict from proxy to all-out war.
MSF is leaving Kunduz after an airstrike on its hospital there on Saturday that killed 22 people, the NYT reports.
U.S. President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that its bombing campaign against Syrian rebels would suck Moscow into a "quagmire," after a third straight day of air raids.
Syria has been threatening to become a proxy battleground for months, and Russian airstrikes on Wednesday and Thursday may have tipped the balance.
Russia is re-positioning its role on the global stage via Syria, but whether the West is willing to applaud its new starring part remains to be seen.
*Taliban says sending in reinforcements. KABUL, Sept 29- Afghan forces backed by U.S. air support battled Taliban fighters for control of the northern city of Kunduz on Tuesday, after the militants seized a provincial capital for the first time since their ouster 14 years ago. Hundreds of Taliban prisoners escaped during the jail attack.
KABUL, Sept 29- Afghan forces backed by U.S. air support clashed with Taliban fighters in Kunduz on Tuesday in a bid to retake the center of the northern city, the first provincial Afghan capital to fall to the insurgents since their movement was toppled 14 years ago. Hundreds of Taliban prisoners escaped during the jail attack. U.S. military planes struck Taliban...
With signs that Russia is preparing to intervene more actively in Syria, there is speculation that Moscow may partner with the West in fighting insurgents — in return for some easing of sanctions.
The United States has asked Greece to deny Russia the use of its airspace for supply flights to Syria, a Greek official said on Monday.
People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.
For those enlisted servicemen and servicewomen who muster out, job prospects have improved as the overall recovery continues to put more Americans to work.
Turkey's bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq has diverted attention from "exploratory talks" for a new governing coalition. However, Turkey's president is almost certainly seeking to reassert himself as Turkey's de facto executive.
Turkish fighter jets, which on Friday attacked Islamic State targets in Syria, launched a wave of airstrikes in northern Iraq on Saturday. The New York Times reports.
Gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 37 people, NBC News reports.
A senior political figure from the Middle East said that a lack of governance and "violent" policies were partly responsible for the rise of ISIS.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, "Ashley's War" author, talks about the first all-army, all-female team to serve and die alongside special operations on the battlefield.
Soon, the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions. The NYT reports.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday accused Saudi Arabia of "genocide" in Yemen.
The arrival of ISIS in Syria's capital threatens Syria's government and brings the group closer to some of the region's last stable countries.