Aug 23, 2015

Yemen officials say al-Qaida seizes key areas of Aden

Al-Qaida militants have seized control of key areas in and around Yemen’s port city of Aden, high-ranking security officials said Saturday, a major gain for the group which has been making inroads amid the chaos of the country’s civil war. The move, part of ...

Aug 23, 2015

Nigerian Army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush

Nigeria’s new army chief drove to the front line of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two. The ambushed advance team nonetheless gunned down five insurgents and arrested five on Friday’s drive down the ...

Americans subdue gunman on Paris-bound high-speed train

Aug 22, 2015

Americans subdue gunman on Paris-bound high-speed train

A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before American passengers subdued him, according to officials and one of the Americans involved. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France, where ...

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Aug 22, 2015

Abe defends internal documents on security bills

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday defended the Defense Ministry’s compilation of internal documents on national security bills on the premise of their early enactment. During a meeting of a special committee on the legislation in the House of Councilors, the upper chamber of ...

Aug 21, 2015

Blast kills soldier, injures another in southern Philippines

Military officials said Friday that a blast at a military facility in the southern Philippines has killed a soldier and wounded another. Capt. Jo-ann Petinglay, an army spokeswoman, said that an initial assessment shows the explosion was from a 40 mm round fired from ...

Aug 21, 2015

Australia considers U.S. request to bomb IS targets in Syria

Australia is considering a U.S. request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria in an unprecedented departure from Australian foreign policy that could spark political division at home. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday that his government had received a request from ...