A member of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) rides atop an armoured vehicle near the Quneitra border crossing on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights August 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Syrian militants capture 43 U.N. workers, 81 trapped

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, the United Nations said.  Full Article 

Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State 3:41am EDT

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group.

A Pro-Russian separatist sits at his position at Savur-Mohyla, a hill east of the city of Donetsk, August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

'Trapped' Ukraine forces allowed to withdraw

MOSCOW/DONETSK Ukraine - Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.  Full Article | Video 

A local resident stands with his arm up over a makeshift memorial at the site where unarmed teen Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Missouri police sued for $40 million

A group of people caught up in unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, after a white officer killed a black teenager, sued local officials, alleging civil rights violations through arrests and police assaults with rubber bullets and tear gas.  Full Article 

Supporters of Tahir ul-Qadri, Sufi cleric and leader of political party Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), chant slogans against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in front of the Parliament house building during the "Revolution March" in Islamabad August 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Army steps in to resolve political crisis

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's army stepped into a political struggle between the country's embattled prime minister and the opposition, signaling a possible end to a crisis that has destabilized the coup-prone nation.  Full Article 

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola David Nabarro, at the camp in Monrovia August 23, 2014. REUTERS/2Tango

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people

GENEVA/LAGOS - The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect over 20,000 people and spread to more countries, the U.N. health agency said, warning that an international effort costing almost half a billion dollars is needed to overcome the outbreak.  Full Article 

Ebola outbreak could infect 20,000 people: WHO

The World Health Organization says the current deadly Ebola outbreak that's ravaging communities in four West African nations could eventually infect some 20,000 people across ten nations. Mana Rabiee reports.