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Commuters read of John F. Kennedy's assassination.

24 assassinations that changed the world

Last week, the US killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani with a drone strike. Here are 24 of the most important assassinations in history.

‘We are no longer safe now’: Mahathir warns terrorism could escalate after ‘immoral’ Soleimani killing

"If anybody insults or says something that somebody doesn't like, it is alright for that person from another country to send a drone and perhaps have a shot at me," the PM said.

North Korean leader’s half brother was reportedly an informant for the CIA

Kim Jong Nam was said to have met with CIA operatives and established a "nexus," according to The Wall Street Journal's source.
A composite image showing CCTV footage of Kim Jong Nam's assassination in 2017 as well as Siti Aisyah after charges against her were dropped over Kim's killing.

Malaysia abruptly released a woman accused of murdering Kim Jong Un’s half brother with a nerve agent and won’t say why

An Indonesian woman named Siti Aisyah spent two years in jail on suspicion of killing Kim Jong Nam with a deadly nerve agent in Malaysia.
US Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal on a helicopter in 2009.

What Stanley McChrystal learned from Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq before leading the operation to kill him

Al Qaeda in Iraq proved an challenging foe for US forces, and its leader left a lasting impression on the US Army general who hunted him down.

The most bizarre, outlandish documents from the CIA’s files on JFK’s assassination

The newly released JFK files detail things like Lee Harvey Oswald's activities before the shooting and bizarre tip-offs before Kennedy's and Oswald's deaths.
Brig. Gen. Abdul Raziq, Kandahar chief of police, speaks to the assembled locals of Kajran in Daykundi province during a shura Oct. 22.

The life of Afghan Gen. Abdul Raziq, whose assassination Thursday was a huge Taliban victory

Raziq had helped pacify Afghanistan's Kandahar province, and was seen as the US' biggest ally in the fight against the Taliban, but he had also been accused of torture.

These are the 15 Saudis suspected in the disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

One suspect is a British-trained scientist suspected of dismembering Khashoggi's body, who allegedly told people they should listen to music while he did it.
A banner with a portrait of Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko is seen during the funeral in Donetsk, Ukraine, September 2, 2018.

The slain leader of a Russian-backed republic in Ukraine was reportedly killed by a bomb planted on a chandelier

An explosive devise that killed the prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic was reportedly placed in a chandelier or floor lamp and ignited by a telephone call.