World News


Japan hit by powerful quakes

Japan sits along the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' and is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries.
September 26, 2016

Imam kills Jordanian writer for offending Islam

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media.
September 26, 2016
Cascade mall shooting

Suspect arrested in Washington mall shooting

Arcan Cetin is suspected of entering the Cascade Mall with a rifle and shooting at people in the Macy's department store, leaving five people dead, before fleeing the scene.
September 25, 2016

Obama vetoes 9/11 bill; possible override by Congress looms

Though the concept of sovereign immunity generally shields governments from lawsuits, the bill creates an exception that allows foreign governments to be held responsible if they support a terrorist attack that kills US citizens on American soil.
September 25, 2016

Did ISIS use chemical weapons against US force in Iraq?

ISIS fighters have fired several shells containing mustard agents at Iraqi, Kurdish and American troops, and the attacks generated a 'moderate level of concern on a day-to-day basis,' a Defense Department official said.
September 22, 2016
Ahmad Khan Rahami

NY, NJ bomber charged with use of weapons of mass destruction

The charges against Ahmad Khan Rahami, the Muslim terrorist who is responsible for Saturday night's bombing in Manhattan that wounded 31, include bombing, property destruction and use of weapons of mass destruction, but not terrorism or material support.
September 21, 2016
Syria war

Assad ends Syria ceasefire

The ceasefire in Syria was over before it started as key elements of the agreement never took hold.
September 20, 2016

ISIS claims responsibility for Minnesota attack

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a Minnesota mall in which a terrorist made several references to Allah during the attack and was shot dead after stabbing nine people.
September 19, 2016
Manhattan bombing

29 wounded in Manhattan explosion

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ruled out any terror connections at this time, but called the blast an 'intentional act.'
September 18, 2016
US air force F-18

US Air Force destroys ISIS chemical threat in Iraq

In an effort to cut off ISIS' main sources of revenue, kill its leaders and create organizational dysfunction, the US Air Force recently bombed a chemical production plant and other targets in Iraq.
September 14, 2016
Syria war

More than 300,000 killed in Syrian civil war

In the course of five years of civil war in Syria, and near-complete inaction on the part of the civilized world, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been killed, injured or misplaced.
September 13, 2016
Kerry Lavrov

US, Russia seal fragile Syrian ceasefire

In what still appears to be a shaky agreement, the US and Russia have signed a ceasefire deal that calls for a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the entry of humanitarian aid, but ensures Syrian President Basher Assad's political grip on the destroyed country.
September 11, 2016
Iran Nuclear

Iran begins construction on another nuclear plant

The project in the southern port city of Bushehr will eventually include two power plants expected to go online in 10 years. Israel fears that the construction of these plants is an Iranian ruse to buy time towards the development of nuclear bombs.
September 11, 2016
Palestinian vote

Palestinians postpone elections indefinitely

Palestinian democracy showed further signs of distress when the Palestinian high court on Thursday postponed municipal elections that had been set for next month, putting on hold what would have been the first real test in a decade of political support for arch-rivals Hamas and Fatah.
September 8, 2016
Russian SU-27 Flanker

Russian jet taunts US aircraft

The US and Russia are currently engaged in a tit-for-tat as each side seeks to flex its muscles and demonstrate dominance and power.
September 8, 2016
North Korea missile

UN condemns North Korea missile tests, threatens action

North Korea has repeatedly flouted UN Security Council resolutions demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic missile activities and has continued to launch missiles, escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
September 7, 2016
Iran Navy

Iran again provokes US Navy in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) continued its provocations against the US Navy in the Persian Gulf on Sunday when seven armed Iranian boats sped towards a US Navy patrol ship, blocking its path.
September 7, 2016
Syria air force

Syria: Assad drops chlorine bombs on rebels

Syrian activists and rescue workers in the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo said that government warplanes dropped suspected chlorine bombs Tuesday on a crowded neighborhood, injuring dozens.
September 7, 2016