Apr 19, 2015

After stalemate, Afghan lawmakers approve 16 ministers for Ghani Cabinet

Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday approved 16 more ministerial nominees, including four women, nearly completing President Ashraf Ghani’s Cabinet after months of stalemate — leaving only the crucial post of defense minister to be filled. Only eight out of 25 ministerial posts had been filled nearly ...

Apr 18, 2015

Australia arrests teens over planned ANZAC Day attack

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC ...

Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

Apr 18, 2015

Top Saddam deputy reportedly killed after years on the run

He was the last member of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red mustache as the “king of clubs” on the U.S. military’s deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they ...

Apr 18, 2015

'Isis' dropped from U.N. hurricane name list

The U.N. weather agency announced Friday it was dropping “Isis” — the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadi group — from its stock list of Pacific hurricane names. “Isis” was replaced with ...

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

Apr 17, 2015

Florida paper scrutinized over Capitol gyrocopter stunt

A Florida newspaper that knew ahead of time that a man planned to fly a gyrocopter into restricted airspace at the U.S. Capitol faced questions Thursday about whether its editors should have used this knowledge to try and stop the risky stunt. The Tampa ...

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

Apr 16, 2015

Corruption protester lands one-man copter on U.S. Capitol lawn

A protester against corruption was arrested after he landed his miniature helicopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn Wednesday after piloting it through Washington’s no-fly zone, triggering a national security investigation and shocking bystanders. The Federal Aviation Administration was investigating the incident along with other ...