Hospital workers walk, outside the morgue of the Gabriel Toure hospital, in Bamako, Mali, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Mali hotel attack aimed at peace talks, say separatists

BAMAKO, Mali — The assault on a luxury hotel in Mali's capital…


The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations, Egyptian soldiers collect personal belongings of plane crash victims at the crash site of a passenger plane bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP, File)

IS bomb on Russia plane would herald new phase in conflict

BEIRUT — At this stage, there is no hard evidence. But reports…


In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by Islamic State's atrocities, may be willing to tolerate Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition. (AP Photo/Muzaffar Salman, File)

Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement

BEIRUT — In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war,…