As hysteria over the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) goes global, the Canadian government has announced it will invalidate the travel documents of any citizen who travels overseas with the intention of joining an extremist group.
Although the parents of slain journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were warned of possible federal charges if they paid a ransom to their jihadist captors, the US Senate has approved a reward for information on the killers.
Without paying a ransom, Turkey secured the release of dozens of Turkish consulate workers who were kidnapped in the northern city of Mosul after rebels from the Islamic State (IS) advanced on the city in June.
With Americans expressing some of the lowest opinions of the three branches of government ever recorded, it turns out that Washington at the same time does not hold the American electorate in high esteem, two academics discovered.
The most populated US state confirmed its first batch of cases of the disease that has been spreading across the country, causing severe respiratory problems in infants and young children, according to the state’s chief health official.
The world’s population may reach 11 billion by 2100 - 2 billion more than previously anticipated - largely due to high birth rates on the African continent, according to a UN-led study. Can natural resources keep pace?
Following revelations that the NSA, in cooperation with various telecom companies, was spying on private communications, Apple Inc. has released new technology that it says cannot be compromised by the police.
Although many Americans are aware that their local police forces are steadily acquiring military-grade weapons from the Pentagon, news that local school districts are also the beneficiary of the firepower is eliciting an outcry from citizen groups.
As the deadly Ebola virus continues to ravage a wide swath of Western Africa, some of the infected are turning to an illicit trade in survivors’ blood, despite warnings from the World Health Organization.
US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, said New Zealand officials are spying on their citizens, a charge that has provoked a harsh response from NZ Prime Minister John Key.
In response to a Freedom of Information request, the NSA denies that its former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden ever raised concerns in emails to colleagues to his colleagues over the agency’s surveillance work.