The first one occurred 19 days into the New Year when a man used an ax to kill four family members including his infant daughter. Five months later, 12 people were killed in a workplace shooting in Virginia. Twenty-two more died at a Walmart in El Paso in August.
Iran criticized the German foreign minister for delivering a warning to Tehran against potential withdrawal from a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal, saying all the signatories are required to meet their end of the bargain, otherwise they should recognize Iran’s right to reconsider its commitments.
Syrian government forces have discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of more than one thousand people executed by members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s northern city of Raqqah.