With the Islamic State’s two main pillars of its so-called caliphate now in the hands of the U.S.-backed coalition, the terrorist group is looking to decentralize and expand its operations through outposts in Libya, Afghanistan and the Philippines as it attempts to recoup its battlefield losses in Iraq and Syria.
For the past year, the body of King Bhumibol Adulyadej has lain in a coffin blessed by chanting Buddhist monks, as millions of Thai mourners prepare for the Oct. 25-29 royal cremation.
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the mastermind of a smuggling ring who brought dozens of illegal immigrants from terrorist hot-spots into the U.S. to 31 months in prison, rejecting the man’s pleas for leniency and saying he could have ended up getting Americans killed.
President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that some countries were “a little bit nervous” when he took office, but they are now accepting his leadership in foreign affairs.
Raqqa, the eastern Syrian city Islamic State had declared the capital of its so-called caliphate three years ago, has fallen to U.S.-backed forces after a five-month campaign to liberate the occupied city.
A federal judge blocked a large part of President Trump’s revised travel ban Tuesday, just hours before it was to take effect, saying the White House’s latest attempt to impose extreme vetting on travelers from dangerous countries is just as illegal as the last two versions.
A court in Moscow has fined smartphone messaging app Telegram for refusing to give Russian authorities the decryption keys needed to decipher communications between customers.
Billionaire investor George Soros has infused his nonprofit apparatus with $18 billion.
Kurdish peshmerga units have withdrawn from the heavily contested area of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Tuesday, handing control over the enclave to Iranian-backed paramilitaries tied to Iraq’s security forces.
The Russian Navy is expecting to receive 10 anti-submarine helicopters per year as part of ongoing modernization efforts.