It is “too early to tell” whether the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State will work, says a top Greek national security official who was in Washington this week to discuss how his nation can better coordinate with the U.S. to track extremist foreign fighters between Europe and the Middle East.
China’s communist government has postponed an effort to court Republican dignitaries by hosting an all-expenses-paid tour of Beijing, The Washington Times has learned.
The U.S. Army is refusing to “suspend or debar” supporters of the Afghan insurgency from receiving lucrative government contracts, a practice that is illegal and dangerous to U.S. national security interests, according to a government watchdog group.
Mass graves have turned up in Iraq’s Anbar province that may contain up to 220 victims of the Islamic State group.
Hong Kong’s tycoons, typically the bedrock of China’s influence over the former British colony, have been notably silent in denouncing the pro-democracy protest movement.
Sweden’s new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel’s plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.
Thousands of anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso’s parliament in the capital Ouagadougou in West Africa and are reportedly making their way toward President Blaise Compaore’s palace, forcing the government to at least temporarily scrap plans to extend the president’s 27-year rule.
The operator of France’s nuclear facilities said some mystery drones have been flying over seven of the 19 system plants in recent weeks and that police have been notified.
As far back as July, religious and spiritual leaders meeting in Monrovia predicted that the Ebola crisis would only worsen if affected nations didn’t take immediate steps to stave off what they concluded was a punishment from God for homosexuality.