CIA Director Mike Pompeo says the United States needs to redouble its efforts to stem leaks of classified information. He told MSNBC that he thinks the leaks of America's secret intelligence are on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.
The Philippine military on Saturday declared an eight-hour halt to its air and ground offensive against Islamic militants aligned with the Islamic State group in southern Marawi city to allow residents, most of them displaced by the fighting, to celebrate the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 3:24pm
Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.
Sylvia Hui and Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 2:21pm
Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."
Iran's Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained members of a group linked to the Islamic State group it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country.
Riaz Khan, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 9:53am
The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan to 85, with several others in critical condition, officials said.
Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 9:35am
Two giant pandas — Meng Meng and Jiao Qing — received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital's mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they safely weathered a long flight from China.
Adam Schreck, Associated Press | Posted
Jun 24th - 8:42am
A top United Arab Emirates official said Saturday the Arab countries isolating Qatar do not seek to force out the country's leadership over allegations it supports extremist ideology but are willing to cut ties altogether if it does not agree to their demands.