The group took six villages near Aleppo and threatened to cut off an important route north to the Turkish border.
The Obama administration’s announcement on Friday that it had halted a program to train and equip Syrian fighters reflected the complications in the region.
The effort to build a rebel force against the Islamic State failed in part because many rebels focused on a campaign against President Bashar al-Assad, officials said.
The Israeli and Palestinian leaders are both facing a spiraling situation that is testing their ability to maintain control of restive constituencies.
Mr. Bao, the son of Wang Yu, a lawyer who was detained in Beijing in July, was taken from a guesthouse in Mong La, a rights campaigner said.
President Obama in Roseburg said, “At some point, we’re going to have to come together” to figure out how to prevent such tragedies from occurring so frequently.
Unlike other mass shootings on schools in recent years, the two on Friday were not so-called active-shooter episodes, but instead appeared to stem from ordinary disputes that quickly turned violent.
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Constable Gary Collins is part of a team of officers whose prowess at recalling and matching faces far surpasses the abilities of most others.
Hernández, known as Chicharito, feels renewed optimism after his transfer to Bayer Leverkusen from Manchester United, and he will be part of Mexico’s attack in Saturday’s Concacaf playoff match.
Fox Sports 1’s marketing of a Mexico-United States game caused a stir on Friday with a commercial using comments made by Donald J. Trump.
An overburdened public system has struggled with what seems to be the worst dengue outbreak since 2006, with over 9,000 registered cases and 30 deaths this season.
VW’s cheating scandal is a reminder that manufacturers of appliances and electronics have gone down a similar path before, only to have standards tightened.
The new movie about the Apple co-founder suggests that the future envisioned by the tech industry’s leaders is worth putting up with them.
The movie burnishes the image of Apple’s co-founder even as it tries to peek behind the curtain at the gimcrack machinery of omnipotence.
A secret 1987 memorandum, declassified this week, reveals the C.I.A. had “convincing evidence” that Chile’s president, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, ordered the killing of a former ambassador in Washington.
One of the main European bottlers of the soda can proceed with a plan to downsize, ending a tense legal dispute over a shuttered bottling plant.
The program is meant to move 160,000 asylum seekers now sheltering in Greece and Italy to other European countries over the next two years.
The undefeated mixed martial arts fighter wants to both fill and break the mold that the entertainment industry has for women.
A little outside the more popular destinations, these new or newly improved resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America can provide privacy, beauty and a sense of discovery.