Feb 22, 2017

Intelligence chief says more Islamic extremists in Germany

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency cautioned Wednesday that the number of Islamic extremists in the country is on the rise and that the threat of an attack remains high. “We are currently counting 1,600 people as potentially belonging to that group,” Hans-Georg ...

Feb 21, 2017

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family’s iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva — a prominent socialite and lawmaker — sees her now ...

Feb 6, 2017

Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Pakistan

An Afghan diplomat was shot and killed by his security guard inside the consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Monday, officials said. Mohammad Zaki Abdu, the third secretary at the consulate, died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, according to ...

Trump's early foreign travel schedule taking shape

Feb 6, 2017

Trump's early foreign travel schedule taking shape

President Donald Trump’s early foreign travel schedule is taking shape — and Europe is the destination. Trump has been burning up White House telephone lines calling his world counterparts and, during those talks, has committed to several trans-Atlantic trips. He spoke Sunday with NATO ...