Category Archives: Terrorism

General: US Stares Down NKorea With ‘Self-Restraint,’ Few Options

The top American general in South Korea said that the “choice” of “self-restraint” was the only thing preventing a war with North Korea as the U.S. mulls a response to Pyongyang with no good options.

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US vows it will ‘never accept a nuclear North Korea’ after new missile test

Tuesday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed that the U.S. would “never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea” while U.S. and South Korean forces held joint ballistic missile drills after the Communist nation successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Avignon shooting: ‘Eight injured’ near French mosque

Eight people have been injured in a shooting outside a mosque in southern France, officials have confirmed. Worshippers leaving the Arrahma mosque in Avignon were approached by two suspects at about 22:30 local time (21:30 GMT) on Sunday. Continue reading →

Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports.The warning came as Italy’s EU representative, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become “unsustainable”. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has accused other European nations of “looking the other way”. An estimated 10,000 people are believed to have attempted the journey from North Africa in the past four days. Continue reading →

Supreme Court travel ban: Flood of lawsuits expected from ruling

President Trump’s freshly reinstated travel ban takes effect Thursday, sparking concerns of another round of airport nightmares and legal chaos. The travel ban, which restricts visitors from six Muslim majority nations, was shelved due to injunctions issued by lower courts until the Supreme Court ruled Monday it could be largely reinstated pending a hearing on the merits in the fall. But when it was initially rolled out earlier this year, it triggered confusion in airports and courtrooms throughout the country. Continue reading →

Top US admiral warns: ISIS-linked militants seek new fronts in Asia

Wednesday the commander of U.S. Pacific forces said that ISIS-linked militants returning from the Middle East are intent on opening a new front in Asia, according to the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading →

North Korea conducts another rocket engine test for ICBM

North Korea conducted another rocket engine test Wednesday which could potentially be used on a future intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM, two US officials tell Fox News. Continue reading →

Yemen Al Qaeda boss killed in US airstrike, military officials say

U.S. Central Command announced Thursday, a U.S. airstrike killed Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, a senior leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, and two of his close associates. Continue reading →

Battle for Mosul: IS ‘blows up’ al-Nuri mosque

Isis has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The ancient landmark with its famous leaning minaret was where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed a “caliphate” in 2014. Continue reading →

Turkish president vows to fight US arrest warrants

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will fight US arrest warrants for his security team over a brawl last month in Washington. He said he would politically challenge a dozen arrest warrants issued by local police, CNN Turk quoted him as saying. Continue reading →