Pentagon officials say a little-known al Qaeda splinter group targeted exclusively by U.S. strikes on Monday night was plotting an “imminent attack” against the U.S. homeland.
Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad’s government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists’ strongholds across northern and eastern Syria.
Israel’s military said Tuesday that they’ve shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had “infiltrated into Israeli airspace” — the first time in 25 or so years for Syria to breach the boundary in that fashion.
The U.S. State Department announced a $500 million arms deal with Poland — including advanced cruise missiles and fighter jet upgrades — as a strategy to stave off Russia should tensions escalate.
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai took a parting shot at the United States on Tuesday, saying the White House and America’s leaders never wanted peace in Afghanistan in the first place.
Police in China have come under fire for blowing through $32,000 of taxpayer money in two years for thrice-monthy haircuts for each officer.
White House officials said Monday that some Americans who have fought alongside the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria and Iraq have returned to the United States.
The Pentagon began dropping bombs on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday night — a critical development in a sprawling air campaign designed to thwart the violent Islamist militants.
Thousands of university students waving yellow ribbons and “Democracy Now” banners boycotted their classes Monday to protest Beijing’s decision to maintain control over Hong Kong elections, marking an escalation of the city-island’s pro-democracy movement that now is taking aim at local pro-China billionaires.
Fears have mounted in Jordan during recent days that Islamic State extremists are plotting attacks like the coordinated suicide bombings that ripped through Western-owned hotels in the nation in 2005.