Visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Iraqi officials Monday to discuss the fight against ISIS, as Iraqi forces advanced into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive the militants from the city's western half
President Donald Trump has named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his National Security Adviser, ending a week of upheaval at the highest tier of the nation's foreign policy decision-making apparatus. McMaster was named to TIME's list of the 100 most influential people in 2014
An Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting last year of a wounded Palestinian attacker. Prosecutors had asked that Sgt. Elor Azaria be sentenced on Tuesday to 3-5 years in prison
Malaysia still has not determined how Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, died. An autopsy showed no evidence of a heart attack or sign of puncture wounds, an official said
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Washington's support, after Trump's benevolence toward Russia, and campaign rhetoric that included branding NATO obsolete, sparked considerable anxiety in Europe
A team of retired diplomats and Putin staffers are reportedly compiling a portrait of Trump’s mental state to present to Vladimir Putin before their first meeting. The paper is said to so far conclude that Trump is a risk-taker prone to naivety
Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents' Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. In Washington, D.C., dozens gathered in Dupont Circle chanting "Dump Trump" and "Love, not hate: That's what makes America great"
Four American tourists and an Australian pilot have died after their light plane crashed into a shopping mall in the Australian city of Melbourne. Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane said the plane experienced "catastrophic engine failure" shortly after takeoff
More than 100 headstones have been toppled or damaged at a historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis suburb in what reports say was likely an act of vandalism carried out by an organized group. The incident follows another string of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers across the U.S.
Suicide bombers struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group. Over 100 people have been killed in a spate of attacks in the country since last week
Uber has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service. A former employee claimed Uber's management was reluctant to take action over her complaints
Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous will no longer be published by Simon & Schuster. The Breitbart News editor’s book deal was canceled after comments Yiannopolous appeared to make about pedophilia surfaced online