Al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly has promised allegiance to the new head of the Taliban.
The U.S. flag will be raised Friday in Cuba.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced Wednesday that he has cancer.
An Egyptian group linked to Islamic State said Wednesday it executed a Croatian citizen it kidnapped last month.
Recent killings by police officers have raised tensions in some American communities.
Investigators have found parts of what might be a Russian missile in the area where a Malaysian Airlines plane crashed last year.
Turkey’s military said Tuesday that warplanes had carried out airstrikes against 17 Kurdish rebel targets in southeastern Turkey.
Greek officials said Tuesday the government reached an agreement with international creditors on new loan terms.
Zimbabwe has partly ended restrictions on big game hunting around Hwange National Park.
The Taliban is taking responsibility for a suicide car bombing in the Afghan capital, Kabul.