Jun 20, 2016

Iran says it thwarts attacks in Tehran, other cities

Iran has thwarted several planned bombings in cities including Tehran, the state news agency quoted the intelligence ministry as saying Monday, in what it called a major plot by Sunni Muslim militants against the Shiite Islamic Republic. Iranian authorities say Islamic State militants have ...

Trump now suggests profiling Muslims in U.S.

Jun 20, 2016

Trump now suggests profiling Muslims in U.S.

Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should “seriously” consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool, the latest example of the Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting increasingly backing positions that could single out a group based on their religion. “We really have ...

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Jun 19, 2016

Moscow denies strikes on U.S.-backed rebels in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week. In a video conference with Russian military officials, the Pentagon said Saturday that it had expressed “strong concerns about the attack on the coalition-supported counter-ISIL forces at the Al-Tanaf ...

Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

Jun 19, 2016

Taliban use child sex slaves to kill Afghan police

The Taliban are using child sex slaves to mount crippling insider attacks on police in southern Afghanistan, exploiting the pervasive practice of “bacha bazi” — pedophilic boy play — to infiltrate security ranks, multiple officials and survivors of such assaults say. The ancient custom ...

Belgium charges three men with terrorism offenses over Euro 2016 games

Jun 19, 2016

Belgium charges three men with terrorism offenses over Euro 2016 games

Belgian prosecutors charged three men with terrorism offenses on Saturday following raids amid heightened security in Belgium and France due to the Euro 2016 soccer tournament. Three months after Islamist bombers killed 32 people in Brussels, police searched dozens of houses across the country ...

Orlando tourism unshaken by rare week of horrific news

Jun 18, 2016

Orlando tourism unshaken by rare week of horrific news

Experts say it’s too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they’re committed to visiting. “I had more people worrying last year about, ...