U.S. admits misdirected airstrike killed 18 allied fighters near Raqqa

Apr 14, 2017

U.S. admits misdirected airstrike killed 18 allied fighters near Raqqa

A misdirected airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition earlier this week killed 18 allied fighters battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria, the U.S. military said Thursday. U.S. Central Command said coalition aircraft were given the wrong coordinates by their partner forces, the predominantly-Kurdish ...

Egypt boosts security outside Coptic churches ahead of Easter

Apr 13, 2017

Egypt boosts security outside Coptic churches ahead of Easter

Outside of Cairo’s St. Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of the Coptic Orthodox Pope, a dozen high-ranking police officers are stationed on all entrances, searching cars and scanning the area, as security measures are visibly beefed up outside churches before Easter prayers on Sunday. The ...

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

Apr 12, 2017

Russia accuses U.S. of unlawful Syria raid as Tillerson visits

Russia’s top diplomat accused the United States on Wednesday of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces as he opened a fraught meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Giving Tillerson a chilly reception, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey ...

Bus carrying Kagawa, Dortmund teammates rocked by explosions

Apr 12, 2017

Bus carrying Kagawa, Dortmund teammates rocked by explosions

Three explosions went off near a bus carrying Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa’s Borussia Dortmund team Tuesday ahead of a Champions League match at the German side’s home stadium. Investigators said they found a letter appearing to claim responsibility for the blasts near the bus ...

Blasts rock German soccer team's bus, hurt player

Apr 12, 2017

Blasts rock German soccer team's bus, hurt player

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund’s players was injured. The bus was carrying Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa’s ...

Apr 12, 2017

Canada ramps up airline security steps following U.S., U.K. lead

Canada’s transport minister on Tuesday announced stepped-up security measures on some international flights to the country, acknowledging a “risk” that led to the United States banning certain personal electronics in the cabin of flights from several countries. However, Minister Marc Garneau declined to elaborate ...