WASHINGTON— A Democratic senator skeptical of broad government surveillance objected Tuesday to a bill that would have required social media and online sites like Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook to alert U.S. authorities of any terrorist activity. The proposal had been tucked into a broader bill authorizing intelligence programs throughout the 2016...» Read More
A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect Tuesday.
Donald Jensen, Johns Hopkins University, says there is slim hope Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make progress when they meet in Minsk, Belarus on Tuesday to talk about the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine.
Russia's Economy Ministry raised its 2014 inflation forecast and cut the growth forecast for 2015 on Tuesday.
Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the controversy over Russia's aid convoy has made a reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine less likely.
President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Ukraine's parliament on Monday and announced an election on October 26.
Willis Sparks, Director, Global Macro at Eurasia, says Obama is more likely to stick with drone strikes instead of installing American troops in Iraq.
Tuesday talks may look like a move toward a solution to the war in Ukraine, but experts aren't hopeful.
British intelligence officials have identified the man they believe killed American journalist James Foley in Syria.
Ukrainian government forces engaged with a separatist armored column near the southeastern town of Novoazovsk, Ukraine's military said on Monday. r.
Col. Jack Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst, discusses the growing threat of ISIS and shares his thoughts on airstrikes targeting Syria. We are sorely lacking information, says Jacobs.
Israel launched more airstrikes on Gaza on Sunday after taking its military campaign to a new level by flattening a 13-story apartment tower following a warning to residents to evacuate.
Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years.
The US demanded that Moscow remove an aid convoy it sent into rebel-held eastern Ukraine without permission and threatened to impose new sanctions.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO is observing an alarming buildup of Russian ground and air forces near Ukraine.
Ukraine declared that Russia had launched a "direct invasion" of its territory after Moscow sent a convoy of aid trucks across the border.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko may announce the dissolution of parliament as early as Sunday, his spokesman said.
NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on a failed U.S. commando mission to rescue Americans held in Syria by ISIS.
The Pentagon attempted to rescue James Foley and other U.S. hostages held in Syria but the mission failed, U.S. officials told NBC News.
As booming shale pushes U.S. oil production to near 9 million barrels per day, some say U.S. strategic interests are being realigned.