Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday that 9,000 Russian troops are in the rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine.
Islamic State militants have closed a dam on the Euphrates River in western Iraq.
An Egyptian appeals court ruled that former President Hosni Mubarak must face a retrial on murder charges.
The number of dead continues to increase three days after a ship capsized in China’s Yangtze River.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Islamic State group has suffered many losses in the past nine months.
Gunmen shot and killed two police officers Wednesday, near Egypt’s famous pyramids in Giza.
South Korea said it has tested a ballistic missile able to strike any target in North Korea.
Police in northern Afghanistan said Tuesday unknown gunmen have shot dead at least nine employees of an aid agency.
Boko Haram militants have again attacked the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.
Chinese authorities are working quickly to reach survivors still trapped under a passenger ship that capsized — or turned over — in the Yangtze River late Monday.