Indonesia Lion Air flight crashes into the sea with 189 aboard, no survivors expected, official says

A jet airliner carrying 189 passengers and crew crashed into the sea shortly after takeoff from Indonesia's capital on Monday, prompting a major rescue effort in the region before officials disclosed that no survivors are expected. 

Family of deceased Iraqi man who helped US troops, awaiting immigration visa

Several U.S. Special Forces troops have been petitioning for a special visa for the family of an heroic Iraqi interpreter killed in a 2007 suicide blast whose last words were, "Take care of my son. Take care of my wife," Stars and Stripes reported Thursday.

US Special Forces troops seek visas for family of heroic Iraqi interpreter

Several U.S. Special Forces troops have been petitioning for a special visa for the family of an heroic Iraqi interpreter killed in a 2007 suicide blast whose last words were, "Take care of my son. Take care of my wife," Stars and Stripes reported Thursday.

South Korea urges more US-North Korea talks, despite Pompeo’s canceled trip

South Korea on Saturday expressed disappointment over the U.S. decision to call off Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s planned trip to North Korea, but insisted that continued diplomacy was vital to resolving tensions with Pyongyang.

Voice recording of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi purportedly emerges nearly year after thought killed in strike

An audio recording of the Islamic State leader – who was previously reported dead from Russian airstrikes – resurfaced Wednesday evening on a website run by the extremist group.

Indonesia earthquake in popular tourist area results in multiple deaths, over 160 people injured

At least 14 people were killed and over 160 injured after a large earthquake struck a popular island in Indonesia near the popular tourist destination of Bali on Sunday, officials said.