ISIS boosts attacks while losing territory in Iraq and Syria
Islamic State has increased its attacks in Iraq and Syria to the highest level since 2014, according to a report by IHS Janes.
The defence think tank says there were 891 attacks and 2,150 "non-militant" fatalities recorded in the first three months of this year.
Kim Jong Un reportedly launches missiles at random when US provokes him
North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un randomly fires off missiles whenever he gets upset about the United States’ demands, his father’s former sushi chef revealed Wednesday, as the country appeared to be gearing up for its next launch.
Pro-ISIS hackers release names, personal info of targeted State Dept. employees
A team of hackers supporting the Islamic State terror group announced Sunday it had stolen the names, phone numbers and other personal information of State Department employees, releasing some screenshots in a message vowing to "crush" the United States.
TSA hits new record after confiscating 73 guns in one week from carry-on bags
Airport screeners established a new record last week when they stopped passengers from boarding planes with 73 firearms in carry-on luggage.
The Transportation Security Administration officials said the number was reached in the seven days ending April 21 and the haul surpassed the previous high of 68 set in October.
At least 28 dead, 327 injured in Taliban attack on Kabul
Armed militants in Afghanistan stormed a key government security agency in the capital Tuesday morning as part of a coordinated assault, killing at least 28 people and wounding more than 320.
US to send 200 more troops, Apache helicopters, to Iraq
The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, U.S. defense officials said Monday.
Russia defends pilots who buzzed US Navy destroyer
Russian defense officials Thursday rejected U.S. criticism of two Russian pilots who buzzed an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea earlier this week.
US reportedly has plan to arm moderate Syrian rebels in case cease-fire fails
The CIA and its partners in Syria reportedly have come up with plans to deliver more powerful weapons to moderate rebels fighting government troops in case the country’s fragile trucecomes to an abrupt end.
Japan prepares for release of radioactive material from Fukushima plant
To dump or not to dump a little-discussed substance is the question brewing in Japan as it grapples with the aftermath of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima five years ago. The substance is tritium.
Iran to US: Missile program ‘not open to negotiation’
Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program is “not open to negotiation” with the United States, seemingly spurning an overture from Secretary of State John Kerry.
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