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Germany, France, Britain press for EU action on migrants
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:28:00 GMTBritish Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin, left, and Home Secretary Theresa May, attend an emergency meeting on train security in Paris, France, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Photo: Michel Euler, AP) BERLIN (AP) — The top security officials of Germany ...
Ex-Balochistan Militants Recount Path to War With Pakistan
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:47:00 GMTAWARAN, Pakistan — The promise of an AK-47, money and a new motorcycle tipped Hammad into militancy at the age of 20. "I was given three men, a motorbike, a Kalashnikov and 15,000 rupees [$150] per month," the 23-year-old said. This was a big deal for a ...
ISIS detains dozens in Iraqi town after rare street protest
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:58:00 GMTBAGHDAD – Islamic State militants moved on Saturday to stamp out dissent in a remote western Iraqi town, detaining at least 70 and tying dozens of residents, including tribal leaders, to streetlight poles as a punishment, security officials said.
Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan's Diet
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:12:00 GMTProtesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the National Diet building in Tokyo, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Thousands of Japanese protested outside the parliament a set of security bills designed to expand the role the country's military. The bills - a ...
Egypt Court Sentences Al Jazeera Journalists to Three Years' Jail
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:04:00 GMTCAIRO — Three Al Jazeera journalists were sentenced to three years in jail Saturday for broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, triggering an international outcry. The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who has ...
Malaysia's ruling party promises huge rally to trump anti-government protests
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:46:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A leader of Malaysia's ruling party said on Sunday a million government supporters would stage a rally in October that would trump protests over the past two days demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a ...
U.S. national security adviser discusses militant attacks in Pakistan talks
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:45:00 GMTISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice met Pakistan's prime minister on Sunday to press concerns over attacks launched by militants based in Pakistan, officials said. The visit to Islamabad, part of an Asian tour that included an ...
Fire at Saudi oil company residential complex kills 2
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:42:00 GMTA large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, killing at least two people and wounding 70, civil defense officials in the kingdom said. The early morning blaze happened in a compound in ...
As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:43:00 GMTAL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt of the world ...
Militants launch deadly attack at airport
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:34:00 GMTSix armed militants stormed Pakistan's Jiwani Airport on Sunday, killing an engineer, a local official said. The assailants who escaped unharmed also kidnapped another engineer, said Bashir Ahmed, a senior district-level official in Balochistan province.
Security, transport officials act to safeguard European trains
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:32:00 GMTPARIS — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the ...
Tropical Storm Erika dissipates but kills at least 25, destroys crops in Caribbean
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:32:00 GMTROSEAU, Dominica — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving nearly 50 missing on the small eastern Caribbean ...
ISIL 'executed dozens of fighters trying to flee'
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:23:00 GMTAt least 91 people killed by ISIL across Syria within one month, including 39 of its own fighters, rights body says. ISIL has released dozens of videos of executions of captured enemy fighters, activists and journalists. The Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
Governorate closes 2 southeastern highways for security reasons
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:31:00 GMTThe Tunceli Governorate has decided to close the Tunceli-Erzincan and Tunceli-Ovacık highways to traffic for three days, citing security reasons. According to the Cihan news agency, the southeastern highways, on which terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party ...
Leader’s Letter Distributed at Beijing Int'l Book Fair
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:46:00 GMTTEHRAN (Tasnim) – Copies of a recent letter by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei addressing European and North American youth are being handed out to the visitors of the ongoing Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF).
Germany, France, Britain urge better processing of migrants, EU-wide list of safe countries
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:44:00 GMTBERLIN – The top security officials of Germany, France and Britain are pressing for better processing of migrants arriving in southern Europe and for a European Union-wide list of countries considered safe. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere ...
Huge Malaysia rally for Najib's resignation enters 2nd day
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:13:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully.
Turkish warplanes strike Islamic State in Syria as part of U.S. coalition
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:45:00 GMTISTANBUL — Turkish warplanes struck seven Islamic State targets north of Aleppo, Syria in 24 hours in the first Turkish contribution to a U.S. led coalition to weaken the proto-caliphate’s grasp on much of eastern Syria, according to the Turkish ...
Malaysia's Mahathir calls for people power movement to oust PM
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:44:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal. "The only way ...
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