A senior al-Qaeda figure has urged the group to do what is necessary to protect the 'holy struggle of the Syrian people.' Washington voiced skepticism over the split, saying it could be an exercise in rebranding.
The prosecutor's office identified him as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean following DNA tests. A security official confirmed that he was the unidentified man pictured on a photo distributed to police four days earlier with a warning that he could be planning an attack.
China's military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.
The French prosecutor's office on Thursday named the second attacker in the murder of a priest at a Normandy church as Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean, a 19-year-old native of the eastern French region of Vosges.
North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington 'crossed the red line' and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong-un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.
The United States is examining an immense collection of digital documents and other data captured from the Islamic State by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels fighting to retake the strategic city of Manbij, a military official said Wednesday.
Germany's biggest lender was dubbed the world's riskiest bank by the International Monetary Fund last month, just as one of its U.S. businesses failed a Federal Reserve stress test. Its shares are down 45% this year, and on Wednesday it said second quarter profits were wiped out by a 98% slump in earnings.
Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to travel to Russia next month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- the first meeting between the two leaders since tensions ratcheted up over the downing of a Russian fighter jet last year, Turkey's deputy prime minister announced.
An international human rights organization claims the Turkish government is systematically torturing soldiers involved in a failed coup attempt earlier this month, as well as thousands of other detainees.
Islamic State has successfully committed its first act of war on European Christianity itself by taking hostages in a church and slitting the throat of an octogenarian priest as they forced him to kneel and then filmed themselves preaching in Arabic at the altar.
Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Tuesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al Shabaab.
Two attackers backing the Islamic State -- including one on a watch list -- stormed a village church during Mass in northern France on Tuesday, taking hostages and slitting the throat of a 86-year-old priest before police commandos shot and killed the assailants, authorities said.
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
A common feature of sci-fi is the usage of nanomachines -- small machines/robots whose dimensions are measured nanometer -- in order to provide various benefits to the human body. Thanks to a recently-published research paper, there is now strong evidence that suggests such machines -- albeit not necessarily as small -- won't be a thing of fiction for much longer.
A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany, authorities said Monday. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week -- three of them carried out by recent immigrants.
A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, an official said, in the fourth violent attack in the country in less than a week.