Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own government intact, died Aug. 21 at his home in Dublin. He was 81. Read full article >>
Islamic State jihadists demanded a $132m (£80m) ransom for the release of US journalist James Foley, his employer GlobalPost says.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum, the three highest-ranking casualties it has
LONDON — The beheading of an American journalist by an extremist with a London accent prompted deep reckoning among Britons on Wednesday over the particularly vicious role their countrymen are playing in the destabilization of the Middle East. Read full article >>
TOKYO — It might not be the Rumble in the Jungle or at King of the Ring level, but an international pro-wrestling tournament set for the end of the month is sure to stand out as a historic event: It is taking place in Pyongyang. Read full article >>