Turkey's foreign minister has suggested that his country could bar American troops from using two strategically-placed Turkish air bases in retaliation to possible sanctions by Washington against his country. The minister made the comment Wednesday amid reports that U.S. lawmakers had agreed on a defense bill that also calls for sanctions on Turkey over its decision to proceed with the deployment of Russian-made missile defense systems. The state-run Turkish news agency Anadolu quoted the Turkish foreign minister as hinting that the use of two Turkish air bases could be put at risk. Turkey's purchase of Russian technology has added to tensions between the NATO allies.
A powerful suicide bombing targeted an under-construction medical facility on Wednesday near Bagram Air Base, the main American base north of the Afghan capital, the U.S. military said, and six Afghans were reported wounded.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 5:15pm
U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Islamic State extremist group has declared “one of the main axes” of its future operations.
A Holocaust survivor who has been put under police protection due to anti-Semitic threats was escorted Tuesday evening through the center of Milan by hundreds of Italian mayors and thousands of ordinary citizens behind a banner reading: "Hatred has no future.''
A Somali police officer says at least five heavily armed men attacked security forces stationed outside the presidential palace in what appears to be an attempt to storm the heavily fortified residential and office complex.
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press | PostedDec 10th - 8:23am
Russia's challenge to NATO and democratic nations, as well as Iran's influence on the wider Middle East, remain two of the top threats to world peace, two former White House advisers to presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump said Tuesday.
Officials say 47 people from New Zealand, United States, Australia, Germany, Britain, China and Malaysia were on a New Zealand volcanic island when it suddenly erupted. Of those, dozens were killed, injured or are missing.