Playing on fears and stoking divisiveness is the president's go-to strategy, even as tensions build on a national and international level as a result of his rhetoric and direction.
The incident throws an already troubled reconciliation process between the Fatah party and Hamas into deeper turmoil.
Spanish police believe members of a terrorist cell had planned to fill vans with explosives and set off a huge blast in Barcelona.
American forces made the gesture amid increasing tensions after North Korea's widely disputed claim that it conducted a hydrogen bomb test last week.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday that "human error" was a factor in the Oct. 3 bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 30 civilians and left 37 wounded. In a statement, Doctors Without Borders, which had previously called the attack a probable war crime, said the report was "shocking" and left "more questions than answers."
President Obama commented Friday that Russia's bombing campaign in Syria is driving moderate opposition underground and "only strengthening" the terror group Islamic State. So, what are the Russians really doing in Syria and why? Are they bombing Islamic State, or just saying they are?
The most important mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city, Kano, came under attack Friday, just as worshipers were gathering to pray.
Nearly 10 years to the day after the start of the Iraq War, some 19 car bombs and a shooting in the country's capital left 57 people dead, almost 200 wounded and many more wondering whether they'll ever feel safe again.
Israel is blaming Iran, its longtime adversary, for the deaths of seven Israeli tourists in a bomb attack on a bus in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bus was carrying 40 members of an Israeli group from the airport to their hotels when the blast occurred.
The recently uncovered al-Qaida plot to take down a U.S.-bound airliner took a dramatic turn Tuesday: It turns out that the would-be bomber who was chosen to carry out the mission was actually an informant for the CIA.