French security questioned after Nice attack

Jul 17, 2016

French security questioned after Nice attack

This time, France was supposed to have been better prepared. Despite a state of emergency following two recent terror attacks, authorities in France are facing criticism that they should have done more to protect one of the softest of soft targets: A pedestrian zone ...

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

Jul 17, 2016

U.S.-Turkish tensions rise after failed coup attempt

U.S.-Turkish tensions escalated Saturday after a quashed coup in Turkey, as the country’s leader bluntly demanded the extradition of a U.S.-based cleric he accused of orchestrating the violence. Another senior official directly blamed the United States. After strongly supporting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Turkey rounds up plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

Jul 17, 2016

Turkey rounds up plot suspects after thwarting coup against Erdogan

Turkish authorities rounded up nearly 3,000 suspected military plotters on Saturday and ordered thousands of judges detained after thwarting a coup by rebels using tanks and attack helicopters to try to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. For several hours overnight on Friday violence shook ...

Jul 16, 2016

Bangladesh police deny rescued foreign hostages still in their custody

Police in Bangladesh denied Saturday that they’re still holding a British man and a University of Toronto student who have been missing since being rescued during this month’s bloody attack on a restaurant by radical Islamists, saying they’ve questioned and released the men. Hasnat ...

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

Jul 16, 2016

Pakistani Facebook star killed by brother in honor killing

A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarized the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honor killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion. Qandeel Baloch, praised by many of the country’s youth for her willingness to ...

Turkish president says coup attempt has failed

Jul 16, 2016

Turkish president says coup attempt has failed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded. Government officials said ...