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Israel: Gaza sisters smuggled explosives labeled medicine

Israeli authorities say two Palestinian sisters from Gaza were caught smuggling explosives hidden in containers labelled as medicine into Israel for use in attacks.<p>The Shin Bet security agency says the women had entry permits to Israel where one of the sisters receives cancer treatment. It says …

Israel

U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ on ISIS Target in Afghanistan

U.S. forces dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in a strike against ISIS in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, according to Pentagon officials, reportedly killing 36 militants.<p>The U.S. dropped a GBU-43 bomb, nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," on ISIS fighters and tunnels and caves used …

Donald Trump

Where terrorists are using more children as suicide bombers

The use of children as suicide bombers by the insurgents of Boko Haram has surged in 2017, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on …

Use of weaponized drones by ISIS spurs terrorism fears

Late last month, a pair of Islamic State fighters in desert camouflage climbed to the top of a river bluff in northern Iraq to demonstrate an important new weapon: a small drone, about six feet wide with swept wings and a small bomb tucked in its fuselage.<p>The two men launched the slender machine …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Borussia Dortmund explosions: Islamist suspect arrested over bus bombs as prosecutors investigate 'terrorist link'

• <b>Two alleged Islamic extremists focus of bomb investigation</b>• <b><br>One Islamist suspect detained after police search homes</b>• <b><br>'Terrorist link' examined after triple blasts hit</b> <b>Dortmund bus</b>• <b><br>Bombs contained pins and one found embedded in headrest</b>• <b><br>Letter claiming responsibility 'refers to Berlin market attack'</b>• <b><br>It is</b> …

North Korea 'ready for war' after US redeploys navy strike team

Pyongyang cites ‘reckless moves’ by US as Donald Trump repeats threat of unilateral action if China does not put pressure on its neighbour<p>North Korea has warned of “catastrophic consequences” in response to any further provocations by the US, days after a US navy battle group was sent to waters off …

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

UNITED NATIONS/MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have "extremely serious" consequences, as President Donald Trump's first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington.<p>The warships USS …

Syria chemical attack: World leaders call for investigation at Brussels conference amid anger over global inaction

The UN Secretary General has called a suspected chemical weapons attack that left more than 70 people dead in Syria a “moment of truth” amid anger …

After Syria Gas Attack, World Waits To See What Kind of Leader Trump Will Be

President Trump issued a remarkable statement following a Syrian gas attack U.S. officials say was leveled by that country's leader against his own people.<p>Some 40 words of the short, 78-word statement blamed former President Barack Obama for inaction.<p>"These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad …

Middle East
Middle East

Russia Blames Syria Gassing on Leak From Rebel Chemical Cache

Russia on Wednesday blamed the poisonous gas contamination that activists say killed about 100 people — including 25 children — on a leak from a chemical weapons cache hit by Syrian government air strikes.<p>The alleged gas attack in Syria's Idlib province, documented in horrific images that NBC News …

Middle East

Survivors of Syrian attack describe chemical bombs falling from sky

<b>(CNN) —</b> Survivors of a deadly airstrike in Syria have described chemical bombs being dropped from planes, in accounts that directly contradicted the Assad regime's version of a dawn attack that drew condemnation around the world.<p>The White House and the UK blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's …

Middle East
North Korea

'We're fleshing it out': Trump appears to be taking more aggressive approach to fighting ISIS in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deepening U.S. military involvement against Islamic State militants in northern Syria indicates the Pentagon will likely send even more troops in coming weeks.<p>Their mission won't be to fight on the front lines but to bolster Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces in a coming battle …

Middle East

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.<p>But a White …

Donald Trump

Trump admin sets stage for mass deportations

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security Tuesday laid out the Trump administration's plans for aggressive enforcement of immigration laws, including a potentially massive expansion of the number of people detained and deported.<p>But the Trump administration also emphasizes that it is …

Immigration

DNC Hackers Are Using Apple Mac Spyware Code From FBI Surveillance Vendor, Claims Ex-NSA Researcher

Earlier this week, malware said to belong to the Russian group behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee, known as APT28 or Fancy Bear, leaked online. Though novel both for its targeting of Apple Macs and iPhone backups, the surveillance tool’s real intrigue lies underneath the hood. …

Digital Forensics

Mac Malware Attacks Tied To Russian Spy Group That Hacked DNC

You’ve read plenty of hacking news over the past year, but you may not know the names of the groups behind the attacks they perpetrate. If there’s one name you do recognize, it’s Fancy Bear.<p>Fancy Bear — also known as APT28 and Sofacy — is the Russian hacking unit that hacked the Democratic National …

World Anti-Doping Agency

Afghanistan civilian deaths may have been caused by US airstrike

At least 18 people believed to have been killed in Sangin in what is claimed to be first civilian deaths under Donald Trump<p>US airstrikes in Afghanistan’s Helmand province may have been responsible for the deaths of at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, according to the UN and local …

Federal appeals court rules 3 to 0 against Trump on travel ban

A federal appeals panel has maintained the freeze on President Trump’s controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries can continue entering the United States.<p>In a unanimous 29-page opinion, three judges from the U.S. Court of …

Immigration

Trump suggests only politics could lead court to rule against his immigration order

President Trump denounced arguments against his immigration order as “disgraceful” on Wednesday — a day after three federal appellate judges lobbed critical inquiries at those challenging and defending the plan — and suggested a ruling against his administration would be based on politics and not a …

Immigration

Trump administration: 'We are officially putting Iran on notice'

<b>President Donald Trump says the US is putting Iran formally "on notice" after the country tested a ballistic missile.</b><p>He was echoing the comments of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who has accused the Iranian government of "malign actions" over the test.<p>Washington earlier declared the test …

White House national security adviser: Iran is 'on notice'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor Michael Flynn condemned Wednesday Iran's recent ballistic missile test launch, calling it a "provocative" breach of a UN Security Council resolution.<p>Flynn called the launch the latest in a series of provocative moves by Iran that …

South Asia

Trump Signs Executive Order to Slash Regulations ‘Bigly’

President Trump signed an executive order Monday requiring any agency requesting one new regulation to identify two for elimination. The order is a step toward fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made to cut red tape for businesses.<p>Before signing the order, Trump met with some of America’s small …

Small Business

Trump's Illegal Immigration Ban Threatens All of Us

The focus of my work and writing is the environment. But I write today to express my personal outrage, sorrow, and embarrassment at the ban imposed by Donald Trump on entrance to the United States by people from seven countries in the Middle East - based solely on their country of origin.<p>This …