30 years on, Russia views Afghan war with pride

When the last Soviet tanks rumbled back home across a bridge on the border with Afghanistan 30 years ago, the withdrawal was hailed as a much-anticipated end to a bloody quagmire.

Sinaloa cartel marches on after El Chapo arrest, conviction

Despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction of narco-lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, his Sinaloa cartel marches on — and the proof is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected on the border in recent weeks.

Fierce fighting for last IS foothold in eastern Syria

A Syrian war monitoring group and a Kurdish news agency say fierce fighting is underway between U.S.-backed Syrian forces and Islamic State militants around the extremists' last foothold in eastern Syria.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution inspired, divided militants

Inspired in part by Iran's Islamic Revolution, a young Egyptian army lieutenant emptied his machine gun into President Anwar Sadat in 1981, killing a leader who made peace with Israel and offered the shah a refuge after his overthrow.

Iran opposition group calls for regime change in Paris march

Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran's clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran's monarchy.

Russian pop singer with ties to Trump family cancels US tour

Emin Agalarov, a Russian pop star who may have helped arrange a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, said he is canceling his tour in the U.S. and Canada “due to circumstances beyond [his] control.�

Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel's concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.