Share

More National Security Articles

  • Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plots against the U.S. and Europe by the al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group may still be in the works. FBI director James Comey told reporters at headquarters he has no indication yet that a series of airstrikes against the militants this week disrupted its...

  • Rouhani: extremists want to destroy civilization

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president told the U.N. General Assembly Thursday that moderate leaders in the Middle East must spearhead the fight against extremists, warning that their goal of destroying civilization is generating anti-Muslim hatred and creating fertile ground for further...

  • US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing at least 19 people as more families of militants left their key stronghold, fearing further raids, activists said. The strikes aimed to knock out...

  • Watchdog warns of attacks on journalists in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international watchdog has expressed concern over increasing attacks on journalists in the Yemeni capital by armed Shiite rebels who swept into Sanaa and took control of the city over the weekend. Reporters Without Borders said in a statement Thursday that the Hawthi...

  • UK counterterror police arrest 9 men in London

    LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police have arrested nine men on suspicion of being members of banned organizations as well as supporting and encouraging terrorism. The men, ranging in age from 22 to 51, are in custody at London police stations. British media reported that Anjem...

  • Hamas, Fatah reach partial Gaza deal in Egypt

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The militant Palestinian Hamas group and its rival Fatah movement on Thursday reached a partial agreement on governing the Gaza Strip, signaling a major step forward in reducing their deep-seated enmity. Meanwhile, a senior Palestinian official said President...

  • Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and its Kurdish population — for decades in conflict — suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. So it may reasonable to expect prospects for long elusive peace between Turkey and Kurdish rebels to improve. Instead, Kurds who are...

  • Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

    BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic...

  • UN rights body to share Syria war crimes evidence

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted overwhelmingly to share its evidence of Syrian atrocities in hopes it will be forwarded to the world's war crimes tribunal. By a vote of 32-5, with 10 abstentions, the 47-nation council adopted the resolution Thursday strongly condemning...

  • Sudan announces truce talks with rebels next month

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's information minister says the government will hold cease-fire talks with the country's main rebel coalition next month, the Sudan Revolutionary Front. Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman said on Thursday that the talks will take place Oct. 12-15 under the leadership of...

  • UAE's 1st female fighter pilot carried out strikes

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first female air force pilot in the United Arab Emirates led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week, the federation's ambassador to Washington said on Thursday as he pledged his country will do "whatever is necessary" to...

  • Hundreds protest Rouhani outside UN in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds have gathered in New York City to protest Iran President Hassan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roo-HAH'-nee) during his remarks before the U.N. General Assembly. Former U.S. diplomats John Bolton and Bill Richardson were expected to address the crowd Thursday. Former South Dakota...

  • Memo from George W. Bush: 'Welcome, Mr. President, to the war on terror'

    I've been quiet these last six years. But your belated decision to "destroy" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria prompted me to write.

  • Algerian forces search for extremists in beheading

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian forces expanded their search on Thursday through the mountainous region where a newly-formed extremist group claiming allegiance to the Syria-based Islamic State group beheaded a French hiker the day before. French President Francois Hollande, meanwhile, held a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • House of Cards

    Boston

    Read More...
  • Another Fight Obama Shirks

    When it comes to military actions, President Obama likes to declare the end of wars, regardless of whether America’s opponents agree that is the case. When it comes to economic wars, he has no...

    Read More...
  • Second Time’s a Charm?

    Voters in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election this November will face a familiar choice as Republican Tom Foley squares off against Democrat Dan Malloy. Four years ago, in a nail biter for what...

    Read More...