Shadowy al Qaeda cell, hit by U.S. in Syria, seen as 'imminent' threat 7:35pm EDT

WASHINGTON - While the world has focused on a U.S.-led air assault on Islamic State strongholds in Syria, American officials said they also struck a blow there against a little-known cadre of hardened al Qaeda militants that posed a more immediate threat to the West.

A South Korean Air Force (ROKAF) P-3 Orion takes off from RAAF Pearce air base March 26, 2014. REUTERS/Richard Wainwright/Pool

U.S. set to ease Vietnam arms embargo

WASHINGTON - Nearly 40 years after the U.S. helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi deal with growing naval challenges from China.  Full Article 

Conservative commentator and best-selling author, Dinesh D'Souza exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse after pleading guilty in New York, May 20, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

D'Souza spared prison for election law violation

NEW YORK - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was sentenced to spend eight months in a community confinement center during five years of probation after pleading guilty to a campaign finance law violation.  Full Article 

A woman takes the temperature of a social mobilizer before he handles health supplies in Freetown, Sierra Leone September 19, 2014 in a handout photo provided by UNICEF. REUTERS/Bindra/UNICEF/handout via Reuters

Global experts give stark new warning on Ebola

NEW YORK/GENEVA - The U.S. government now estimates that between 550,000 and 1.4 million people might be infected by Ebola in West Africa by January.  Full Article 

A member of the audience uses an iPhone to record DJ Afrojack's performance on ABC network's Good Morning America program in New York June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ten ways to put your retired iPhone to work

With about 10 million new iPhone 6s ordered, you may be one who will sell, donate or recycle your old iPhone. But there are better things to do with it.  Full Article 

A Palestinian uses a sling to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes following a gun battle where the troops shot dead two Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron September 23, 2014.REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Riots erupt after alleged killers of teens killed

Clashes break out in the West Bank after the killing of two Hamas members from Hebron blamed by Israel for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teens in June.  Video | Full Article 

Paris beefs up security amid threats from Islamic militants

Security in Paris has been conspicuously increased in the wake of threats against France by Islamic fundamentalist groups, including Islamic State. Rob Muir reports.

Syrian Kurdish refugees walk with their belongings in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

No loyalty on the Syria border

Refugees fleeing north and Islamic extremists heading south all need a little help to make the crossing.  Commentary