Iraq's President nominated a new Prime Minister on Monday, further complicating the country's intense power struggle amid a dire humanitarian crisis and a militant threat strong enough to draw U.S. air power back to the fray.
The Iraqi Air Force and fighters with the Kurdish Peshmerga carried out a dramatic rescue mission Monday at Mount Sinjar, bringing supplies to desperate Yazidis and bringing some on board to make it safely out.
An expatriate corporate investigator has been sentenced to two and a half years in a Chinese jail after being found guilty of stealing and selling personal information for profit, Chinese state media has reported.
West African nations are turning to drastic measures in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, a border police official told CNN.
By CNN's Jim Sciutto, Ben Brumfield and Catherine E. Shoichet
Two U.S. F/A-18 jet fighters bombed artillery batteries of Sunni Islamic extremists in Iraq on Friday, escalating America's military involvement more than two years after President Barack Obama brought home forces from the country.