| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:50 PM
BAGHDAD In southern Baghdad Saturday, a federal police commander was expounding to a visiting reporter on the controls the government exercises over resurgent Shiite Muslim militias to prevent them from intimidating Sunni civilians.
But a few miles...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis.
In Israel, meanwhile,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Palestinian militants fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel on Monday evening, officials said, as the Israeli military sent more forces to the border and called up army reservists in the escalating crisis.
Israel said early...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Russian officials on Tuesday accused the United States of kidnapping the 30-year-old son of a Moscow lawmaker after detaining him in the Maldives and flying him to Guam to face charges of trafficking in stolen credit card information.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:33 AM
A 21-year-old San Diego man is facing carjacking, kidnapping and other charges after he hopped into the empty driver's seat of a van, but was then dragged out and subdued by an angry group of bystanders in the City Heights neighborhood.
| Jul 26, 2014
The Outfit-connected crew had planned the raid on the cartel stash house carefully, using a street gang member who tipped them to a 40-kilogram shipment of cocaine from Mexico that would be warehoused on Chicago's Southeast Side before being cut up for...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Three men said to be members of a Mexican drug organization have been accused of kidnapping for ransom a South Carolina man who allegedly owed them $200,000 in marijuana, according to court documents.
Ruben Ceja-Rangel, 57, Luis Castro Villeda, 22,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Israel has arrested six Jewish suspects in the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death sparked violent protests in Jerusalem and Israeli Arab towns, a security source said on Sunday.
With tensions high along the Gaza border, Israel...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:57 AM
A former volunteer at a northwest suburban church has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two more developmentally disabled boys, prosecutors said.
Robert Sobczak, 20, of Hoffman Estates, was sentenced in Cook County court Tuesday to seven years in...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Indian human rights groups on Tuesday blasted local officials for caste-based discrimination in the brutal gang rape of two young cousins, the latest gruesome sexual assault case to capture national headlines.
Describing crimes against members of...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Violent protests sparked by the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager spread to Arab villages in Israel on Saturday, presenting a new challenge to the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel has stayed silent on the...