Authorities have identified “Jihadi John,” the masked terrorist who beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as a radicalized Briton named Mohammed Emwazi.
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wants Americans to know she’s grateful for the help so far but her country’s battle with the deadly Ebola epidemic is far from over.
Senior intelligence officials appear to be distancing themselves from a tentative timeline that a military officer established last week for invading Mosul, Iraq.
China has unleashed its anger on the man President Xi Jinping has been trying his best to cultivate in recent months, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the Indian leader on Feb. 20 visited the Indian state called Arunachal Pradesh — the place Beijing calls “South Tibet” and insists is its “sacred and indivisible territory.”
The Obama administration lacks a clear strategy to contain the chaos in Syria and should build on the battlefield successes of Iraq’s Kurdish forces by accelerating shipments of heavy weapons to the front, one of Kurdistan’s top diplomats said Thursday.
Five years after the first general election to produce a “hung” Parliament in more than three decades, British voters appear poised to do it again, denying the country’s major parties a clear mandate for the years ahead.
Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi national and former close aide to Osama bin Laden, has been found guilty of the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in east Africa.
Breaking sharply with Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s far sunnier assessment just a day before, the Obama administration’s intelligence czar told Congress on Thursday that political instability and state-sponsored mass killing are at their “highest rate” in decades, and the U.S. still faces ominous challenges from China, Russia, cyberterrorists and the continuing turmoil in the Middle East.
The Obama administration’s commitment to take in potentially thousands of Syrian refugees is raising national security concerns among law enforcement officials and some congressional Republicans who fear clandestine radicals could slip into the country among the displaced.
The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed.