Aug 25, 2015

U.S. to welcome 5,000 to 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016

The United States expects to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, officials said Monday. State Department spokesman John Kirby also said 15,000 Syrian refugees have been referred to the U.S. for resettlement by the U.N. refugee agency. In December, Washington had ...

Train passengers who overpowered gunman get France's highest honor

Aug 24, 2015

Train passengers who overpowered gunman get France's highest honor

President Francois Hollande is set to bestow France’s highest honor Monday on a group of Americans and a Briton who have been hailed as heroes for overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train. Anti-terror investigators are questioning the alleged attacker, 25-year-old Ayoub El-Khazzani, ...

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

Aug 23, 2015

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage held by al-Qaida in Yemen who had been kidnapped 18 months ago while working as a petroleum engineer in the war-torn country. A statement carried by the UAE’s official WAM news ...

Iran develops missile with 500-km range

Aug 23, 2015

Iran develops missile with 500-km range

Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile that it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles), and it said military might is a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy. The defense ministry’s unveiling of the ...

Aug 22, 2015

Iran shows off new, more accurate Fateh-313 surface-to-surface missile

Iran has unveiled a short-range solid fuel ballistic missile, an upgraded version, that the government says can more accurately pinpoint targets. The surface-to-surface Fateh-313, or Conqueror, was put on display Saturday at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day and attended by President Hassan Rouhani. ...