Putin had said his request, made a day earlier, was intended to help support the peace process in Ukraine.
Thousands of North Koreans took part in a huge rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang.
U S. officials have pressed for the next Iraqi government to be more inclusive.
U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency.
The new kidnappings show that international efforts to coordinate security along Nigeria's border with Cameroon have stalled.
The World Cup has caught the globe by storm once again, with 2014's version captivating hearts more than ever.
Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has already created …
Terrorist group Isis is believed to have killed at least four people and injured 34 others.
"We're going to have to be vigilant generally. Right now the problem with ISIS is the fact that they're destabilizing the country," Obama sa…
The U.S. for three decades has considered Iran a "state sponsor of terrorism." The U.S. says Iran bankrolls anti-Israel terrorist groups and…
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The organization says they are stretched to their limits with this outbreak because it has spread to very mobile areas.
White House officials said Obama had made no decisions about how to respond to the crumbling security situation in Iraq.
The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news.
A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in American custody.
Fears of Mideast quagmire and weariness after a decade of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan loom large.