Jun 28, 2015

Shaken tourists flee Tunisia after seaside massacre

Planeloads of shocked foreign tourists flew home from Tunisia Saturday after a beach-side massacre claimed by the Islamic State group killed 38 people and prompted a major security clampdown. The North African nation, which relies heavily on tourism, announced plans to deploy troops at ...

Jun 25, 2015

Bosnia grants first ever compensation to wartime rape victim

A Bosnian court Wednesday ordered two former soldiers to compensate a woman they raped during the 1990s conflict in an unprecedented ruling that could open the door to justice for thousands of victims. Bosiljko Markovic and Ostoja Markovic were each sentenced to 10 years ...

Jun 24, 2015

Bill would strip Australian extremists' children of citizenship

The Australian government will be able to strip the children of extremists fighting overseas of Australian citizenship under controversial legislation introduced into parliament Wednesday. Details of the so-called Allegiance to Australia bill were unveiled as the mother-in-law of one man believed killed in Iraq ...

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Jun 24, 2015

Syrian Kurds take aim at IS 'capital' of Raqqa

Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists’ de facto capital of Raqqa. The capture of Ein Issa came just hours ...

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

Jun 23, 2015

China aims to challenge U.S. dominance in air and space

China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rapidly developing rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said Monday. The Pentagon’s chief operating officer, ...

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

Jun 23, 2015

U.S. to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for NATO: Carter

The U.S. committed Monday to contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, as needed for NATO’s new rapid reaction force, to help Europe defend against potential Russian aggression from the east and the Islamic State and other violent extremists from the south. Defense Secretary ...