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Saudi princess leaves Paris after ‘ordering bodyguard to kill painter and decorator’

A Saudi princess has reportedly left Paris while claiming diplomatic immunity after she allegedly ordered her bodyguard to kill a painter and …

Israel will strike Iran without warning US - intelligence source

Israeli officials say if they decide to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, they will do so without the prior consent or …

Iran says new attack drone modeled on captured U.S. aircraft

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle captured five years ago, …

FBI investigating possible hack of Democratic Party staffer cell phones

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI has asked to examine the cell phones of a small number Democratic Party staffers as it investigates a possible hack, law enforcement and Democratic sources told CNN Tuesday.<p>The development comes on the same day Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told lawmakers that …

Democratic Party

Trump walks back email hack comments, but damage lingers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump said Thursday that he was being sarcastic when he appeared to suggest that Russia should use espionage to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.<p>But he's finding out that presidents -- and by extension, presidential nominees -- don't get that luxury when the topic is national …

Donald Trump

Congress releases secret '28 pages' on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government.<p>Known as the "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 Congressional Joint Inquiry into …

Surveillance

Russian ‘traitor’ who exposed Anna Chapman's spy ring dead in US – reports

Russian intelligence officer, Aleksandr Poteyev, who was sentenced for treason in absentia by Russia after blowing the cover of a spy ring in the US, …

Meeting the cyberchallenge

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Each year, the United States falls farther behind in educating K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It …

Pentagon ends transgender ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.<p>The announcement -- which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual -- was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who had been …

LGBTQI

Anonymous' #OpTrump isn't a 'war,' it's a nail in the coffin of the encryption debate

Anonymous declaring war on things is becoming rather blasé.<p>In December it declared war on Donald Trump, before that ISIS, and if you want to go back even further we’ve seen operations aimed at combatting the KKK, Scientology, Syria, and The Westboro Baptist Church.<p>“It's both terrifyingly …

Baptist Church

North Korea satellite images suggest possible space launch

US officials cite intelligence suggesting movement of components and propellant at North Korea's Sohae satellite launch facility<p>The United States has seen increased activity around a North Korean missile site, suggesting preparations for a possible space launch in the near future, US officials told …

Syrian official: State will make no concessions during talks

The Syrian government will not make any new concessions in future peace talks at a time when the Syrian army is making progress in different parts of the country, a senior official in President Bashar Assad's ruling Baath party said in remarks published Sunday.<p>Hilal al-Hilal's comments come ahead …

Former US Marine, released from Iran, back home in Michigan

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former U.S. Marine recently released from Iran in a prisoner-swap deal returned to his home state of Michigan on Thursday, …

Asia

Islamic State confirms identity of dead British terrorist Jihadi John

Isil confirms identity and death of Mohammed Emwazi in statement taunting MI5 for allowing jihadi to travel from Britain to Syria<p>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists have acknowledged the death of Jihadi John for the first time, claiming that he "pretended to be unintelligent to trick …

Pakistani teen cuts off hand after cleric accuses him of blasphemy

<b>Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) —</b> A Pakistani teenager cut off his hand after a Muslim cleric wrongly accused him of blasphemy, a local police chief told CNN.<p>Mohammad Anwar, a 15-year-old from Hujra Shah Muqeem, a village in Punjab province about 120 kilometers (75 miles) southwest of Lahore, was being …

Pakistan

Seoul: North Korea has sent 1 million propaganda leaflets

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has launched an estimated 1 million propaganda leaflets by balloon into South Korea amid increased tension …

North Korea

Indonesia: The Muslim country ISIS considers un-Islamic

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> Three days after ISIS militants carried out a deadly terror attack in broad daylight, Indonesians poured out by the thousands onto the streets of this tropical city for an exuberant day of recreation.<p>A stream of families walked, jogged, cycled, munched street food and …

Extremism

Americans reported missing in Iraq

Iraqi security forces fanned out across Baghdad on Monday looking for three Americans who were reportedly kidnapped over the weekend, closing streets and conducting house-to-house searches.<p>An Iraqi intelligence official told the Associated Press news agency that the Americans had been kidnapped …

Airports

Istanbul suicide bombing: Deadliest attack on Germans in over 13 years

Read more about this story at CNN Turk.<p><b>Istanbul (CNN) —</b> It was a strike at the heart of Turkey's culture and its multibillion-dollar tourist industry.<p>The suicide bombing on Sultanahmet Square on Tuesday killed 10 people -- all of them Germans, the German Foreign Ministry confirmed Wednesday.<p>It was …

Middle East

NSA thinks it can keep spying without compromising your security

American police and spies love the idea of back door access to encrypted data that lets them snoop on suspicious types, but many will tell you that they're wildly optimistic. Even if you don't mind the implication that the government has a right to spy on anyone, this could easily introduce a flaw …

USA vs. Belgium: 3 things to watch for

Want to know how to tell if things are going well for the United States against Belgium, or just figure out what they're trying to do? We can help.<p>There's going to be a lot going on when the United States play Belgium and it's hard to drill the tactical nuances of any game down into a handful of …

World Cup 2014: Fans watch valiant US World Cup exit

<b>Millions of Americans stopped work early to watch their national football team get edged out of the World Cup by Belgium in a thrilling match in Brazil.</b><p>After a string of fine saves from US goalie Tim Howard, Belgium went 2-0 ahead in extra-time. The US then pulled one back to set up a pulsating …