A U.S. Air Force base in the U.K. has nixed its Fourth of July plans due to concerns of a possible terror attack.
The Islamic State’s deadly plots against Western targets are on the rise, spiking to 28 this year while the group is steadily expanding its supporter base in the U.S., according to a “Terror Threat Snapshot” circulated by Rep. Michael T. McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
The Russian government has agreed to loan $200 million to Armenia as part of a deal that will see the former Soviet Republic buy sophisticated weapons from Moscow at a discount, according to a report on Friday.
In a message to Washington, Iran’s foreign minister on Friday called for an end to “coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door to cooperation on fighting the upsurge of Middle East extremism threatening both nations’ interests.
The State Department went into damage control mode Thursday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to explain fresh allegations that U.S. spies have eavesdropped not only on her phone but also those of dozens of other high-level German government officials.
An airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader earlier this month, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
Amid threats of terrorist activity during the Fourth of July weekend, D.C. police and federal law enforcers swarmed the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning after receiving a report of gunfire at the Southeast facility, where a gunman killed 12 workers two years ago.
Women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps now have 18 weeks of maternity leave, in a move announced Thursday by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to keep the best and brightest women in uniform.
He is the most enigmatic figure in Taiwanese politics. Admired by many, loathed by some but courted by most, he has commanded attention in all of the island’s key elections and helped decide the outcome in the most crucial ones since Taiwan embraced full-blown democracy in the 1990s.
While the Islamic State has committed horrific acts, including beheadings, against Christians and Muslims, analysts say other minority religions that don’t believe in the Bible may face even worse treatment under the terrorists’ rule.
Army Sgt. Ramiro Pena Jr. has pleaded guilty to accepting $100,000 in bribe payments and jewelry from Afghan vendors in exchange for lucrative contracts at the Humanitarian Assistance Yard at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.
Billboards on Hungarian highways and buildings carry messages reading, “If you come to Hungary, you must respect our laws,” and “If you come to Hungary, do not take Hungarians’ jobs.”