Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed has won this year's peace prize

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending the 20-year war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

North Korea launches unidentified projectiles

North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday, South Korea's Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) said in a statement, the second such launch in less than a week.

US military acknowledges civilian casualties in Somalia

The US military acknowledged Friday that a drone strike in Somalia last year caused civilian casualties, the first time the US military has acknowledged civilian deaths during its air campaign in Somalia.

White House claims defeat of ISIS in Syria as fighting continues

The White House announced Friday that the ISIS caliphate in Syria has been 100% defeated, but CNN's team on the ground reported that US-backed forces are still working to clear final pockets of fighters holed up in tunnels alongside the now-cleared village of Baghouz, the group's last stronghold.

500 ISIS fighters surrender in group's last Syrian enclave

Some 500 ISIS fighters surrendered to US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on Tuesday, amid the final push to wrest the jihadist group from Baghouz, its last remaining enclave in eastern Syria.

Why Kashmir means so much to both India, Pakistan

India and Pakistan have been locked in a struggle over Kashmir for more than 70 years, and the restive region is back in the news again this week.

US officials: ISIS' Afghanistan branch poses a major threat

ISIS' Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members' social media to acquire contacts in the United States, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan tells CNN.

As ISIS shrinks, Syrians return home to rubble

Two boys in their early teens swing sledgehammers, knocking down what remains of a wall. Another is hauling pieces of wood across the rubble-strewn dirt in front of the house, or what was the house of Qais Diab Al-Sharina.

2 Palestinian teenagers killed in latest Gaza protests

After weeks of relative calm, a weekly protest at the Israel-Gaza border turned deadly Friday when Israeli forces answered arson attacks by firing on demonstrators, killing two Palestinian teenagers, Palestinian and Israeli authorities said.

Study: Gun-related homicides, suicides kill more than war

Mass shootings and acts of terrorism may dominate headlines, but it's the homicides and, to a lesser extent, the suicides that happen out of the spotlight that make up the bulk of firearm-related deaths around the world, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA.