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Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iraqi forces have reclaimed a majority of the Islamic State controlled city of Tal Afar as part of a weeklong offensive. Iraqi Joint Military Command spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool said Saturday joint troops controlled 60...
Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Belgian army shot and killed a man who attacked soldiers in Brussels with a knife in what authorities are treating as a terrorist act Friday. Belgium's federal prosecutor said the attacker injured two soldiers, one...
Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The United Nations' humanitarian adviser on Syria on Thursday called for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Raqqa to allow some 20,000 civilians to escape the besieged city. Jan Egeland, adviser to the U.N. special envoy to...
Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A venue in Rotterdam, Netherlands, canceled a concert by a U.S. rock band after police there issued a terror alert over a suspicious van, local officials said Wednesday. The band, Allah-Las, was scheduled to play at...
Aug. 22 (UPI) -- One of the suspected members in a terrorist cell that carried out last week's fatal attacks in Spain told a Madrid court that a bigger plot was in the works. Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, was injured...
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Cambridge University Press, the world's oldest publishing house, has changed its mind on censoring content in China. The 485-year-old publisher, based in Ebgland, had agreed to suppress access to 300 articles from The China Quarterly that...
Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday praised his allies, including Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, for helping fight terrorists and Western nations' attempts to topple him. "Our army is making territorial gains every day, week after...
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Authorities in Spain are searching for a different suspected driver in the van attack that killed more than a dozen people in Barcelona. Spanish police said they are now searching for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, as...
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- At least three people died Friday and several others were hurt in separate stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany, authorities said. In Finland, police confirmed two deaths and six people injured at two marketplaces near each...
Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A low pressure system east of the Caribbean has the potential to grow into the Atlantic's eighth hurricane, though forecasters said it is not likely to threaten the United States. The area, now referred to as...

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