Iran says changes to the U.S. visa-waiver program contradict the landmark nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.
Scores of people have been reported killed in a series of air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian planes in a rebel-held city in northwestern Syria.
A gas explosion has ripped through an apartment block in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, sparking a blaze.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will not abandon Russians living in southeast Ukraine to what he described as Ukrainian "nationalists."
Afghan officials have expressed concerned over what they described as "the rapid advance of the Taliban" in Helmand Province and warned several districts in the southern province may fall to the militant group.
Shayma Qassim, 20, has been declared the winner of the pageant that was held amid tight security at a Baghdad hotel ballroom late on December 19.
Talks on ending the conflict in Yemen have ended with no agreement.
President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia’s armed forces have not utilized their full capability in Syria and would use “more military means” there if necessary.
Turkey is pulling more troops out of northern Iraq in an effort to deescalate tensions with the Iraqi government, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama urged Ankara to withdraw its troops.
Seventy suspected militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and two Turkish soldiers have been killed in a major operation against the group across southeast Turkey, the army said on December 19.
Thousands of people demonstrated in Warsaw and 20 other Polish cities on December 19 against the country’s new conservative government for the second weekend in a row.
Iranian nuclear officials say Tehran will export most of its enriched uranium stockpile to Russia in the coming days as it implements a nuclear deal to secure relief from international sanctions.