Kurdish peshmerga forces delivered aid on Mount Sinjar and expanded a major offensive against militant-held areas in northwestern Iraq after breaking a months-old siege.
Liberians voted on Saturday (Dec 20) in long-delayed Senate elections in the west African nation as UN chief Ban Ki-moon wound up a regional tour to assess the fight against the epidemic.
The Saudi interior ministry said on Saturday (Dec 20) that police have killed four "terrorists" in a Shiite village during a shootout.
A 56-year-old drunk driver clocked 50 kilometres going the wrong way on a highway in western France, hitting a guardrail and at least three other cars.
Egypt will reopen the Gaza crossing on Sunday (Dec 21) to allow those stranded in Egypt to enter the Palestinian territory.
The FBI has mishandled large amounts of evidence in its offices across the US, failing to keep close track of the weapons, valuables, money and drugs it keeps as part of its criminal cases, The New York Times reported.
The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper efforts to resolve the conflict, Russia's foreign ministry said on Saturday (Dec 20).
Israel was asked by the UN General Assembly on Friday to compensate Lebanon for US$856.4 million in oil spill damages it caused during its 2006 war with Hezbollah.
The militant group posted footage of the accused being paraded before a crowd but the video deliberately freezes at the point an IS fighter pulls his head back and holds a knife to his neck, the US-based monitoring group said.
Peter Hahn, a North Korean-born naturalised US citizen, was formally arrested on Friday on charges of embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his attorney Zhang Peihong said.