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Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

A brazen territorial grab by<p>Al Qaedamilitants in Yemen — together with a $1-million bank heist, a prison break and capture of a military base — has given the terrorist group fundraising and recruitment tools that suggest it is following the brutal path blazed byIslamic Statemilitants in Syria and …

Hillary Clinton: I'm running for president

Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she was running for president of the United States, promising to be a champion of middle-class Americans if she made it to the White House as the country’s first female commander in chief.<p>“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I’m going to be that …

Government

Iraq's Prime Minister doesn't want to talk about how Iran is taking over his country

In Haidar al-Abadi's speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington DC on April 16, during a visit to Washington that included White House meetings with President Barack Obama, the prime minister adroitly avoided specifics about the role of Iranian militias in the battle …

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Seizes Yemen Airport, Military Base

SANAA, Yemen — Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base, and striking an alliance with local tribal leaders to administer the region.<p>The gains highlight how …

Nuclear tensions rising in South Asia

<b>The time, attention and effort devoted to reaching a deal with Iran over its nuclear ambitions has unwittingly tended to obscure the growing dangers of nuclear proliferation elsewhere in the world.</b><p>South Asia, a volatile and unstable region, has been witnessing an escalation in military and nuclear …

Yemen air strikes: a guide to the countries backing Saudi Arabia

Which countries are conducting air strikes?<p><b>Saudi Arabia:</b> The kingdom is leading the coalition carrying out air strikes in Yemen, targeting the rebels known as Houthis and their allies, namely forces loyal to the former Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saudi Arabia has deployed about 100 fighter …

Middle East

Iran says no deal without 'immediate' sanctions relief

Iran's Supreme Leader has stopped short of giving his endorsement to the framework nuclear deal struck last week between Tehran and world powers, while the country's elected leader warned separately that his country would not sign a final deal unless economic sanctions were lifted …

Top Norad general: North Korea has a nuclear-capable missile that can hit the US

Adm. Bill Gortney told reporters that, according to the Pentagon's assessment, North Korea now has the capability to place miniaturized nuclear warheads on its latest KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).<p>Pyongyang has "the ability to put a nuclear weapon on a KN-08 and shoot it at the …

Islamic State militants 'release 200 Yazidis in Iraq'

<b>Islamic State militants have released more than 200 members of the Yazidi religious community being held in northern Iraq, Kurdish security officials have said.</b><p>Most of the 216 prisoners were in poor health and bore signs of abuse, General Hiwa Abdullah told the Associated Press.<p>About 40 children …

Iran's Zarif due in Pakistan amid Yemen war debate

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Pakistan and Iran should cooperate to solve the crisis in Yemen.<p>"We need to work together to find a political solution," Zarif said as he arrived for a two-day visit to Islamabad, in which he was expected to urge Pakistan to reject a Saudi …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Convicted Of Boston Marathon Bombing

BOSTON -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 21-year-old who admitted he and his brother bombed the 2013 Boston Marathon, has been found guilty on all 30 counts against him, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and bombing of a public place.<p>The jury of five men and seven women deliberated …

The war in Yemen is getting worse -- and a civilian catastrophe is looming

<b>(CNN) —</b> For nearly two weeks, Saudi fighter-bombers have pounded Houthi rebel positions and convoys around Yemen, but so far the offensive has forced them neither to retreat nor sue for peace.<p>Yemen's chaos is quickly becoming a catastrophe, for its people and the future of the country. As a …

Recognition of Israel won't be part of the Iran nuclear deal

Speaking after Israel proposed its own terms for the accord, Obama told US radio network NPR Monday that demands for Iran to recognise the country go beyond the scope of the agreement.<p>"The notion that we would condition Iran not getting nuclear weapons in a verifiable deal on Iran recognising …

Red Cross requests Yemen ceasefire amid new air strikes

Saudi-led air strikes against Houthi rebel targets have continued unabated in Yemen, hours after the Red Cross called for a 24-hour ceasefire to give aid workers a chance to address the growing crisis in the country.<p>The aerial bombardment, which reportedly focused on the capital Sanaa, came as the …

Islamic State atrocities feared at Palestinian camp in Syria

The Yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus was already an emblem of the enormous suffering unleashed by Syria’s<p>civil war— and that was before the militants of theIslamic Statemoved in.<p>Besieged, starved and bombarded over the past two years, the camp is the scene of fresh calamity, with …

Barack Obama fights back against Israeli critics of Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu continues attack on Iran nuclear agreement: it's 'a very bad deal'<p>Read more<p>Barack Obama has answered continuing Israeli criticism of the framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, telling the New York Times the deal is a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see whether or not we can …

South Asia

The Real Achievement of the Iran Nuclear Deal

Details of the accord matter less than the potential end of Washington's cold war with Tehran.<p>Right now, a thousand pundits and politicians are debating the details of Thursday’s framework nuclear deal with Iran. That’s fine. I think the details are far, far better than the alternative—which was a …

Geopolitics

Iran disputes US nuclear deal 'fact sheet'

All UN security council resolutions related to Iran’s nuclear programme will be lifted immediately if a final deal is agreed, Tehran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Saturday, stressing the benefits to Iran of this week’s negotiations.<p>After leading Iranian negotiators to a …

South Asia

At Kenya college, Christian students foretold massacre

When the Somali militant group<p>Shababattacked Garissa University College, Stanley Muli, 22, hid in a wardrobe, wondering why the army stationed nearby was taking so long to arrive.<p>For two hours after the attack at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, no one came to the rescue as Muli listened as Shabab fighters …

5 Arrested In Kenyan Attack As Al-Shabab Promises 'Bloodbath'

Kenyan officials say that five suspects have been arrested in connection with this week's attack by al-Shabab militants on a university in the country's east, killing 148 people, as the Islamist extremist group warned that more bloodshed is forthcoming.<p>Kenya's internal security minister says some …

Kenya university attack: 'They were lined up and executed'

Survivors of the Garissa university attack, which saw 147 students murdered by al-Shabaab terrorists, have spoken of the horror they witnessed<p>Most of the 147 victims of a terror attack on a <b>Kenyan</b> university on Thursday died execution-style as they lined up waiting for their turn to be shot, a …

Militants storm Kenya college, kill 70

<b>(CNN) —</b> The massacre that killed 147 people and wounded scores of others at a Kenyan university lasted for hours Thursday before the terror was over.<p>"It is a very sad day for Kenya," Interior Ministry Joseph Nkaissery said of the carnage at Garissa University College.<p>The death toll is the highest …

Al-Qaeda frees 300 prisoners in Yemen jail break

Jihadists have freed 300 inmates from a Yemen prison, as Saudi airstrikes begin to show results and drive back the Houthis<p>Three hundred inmates from a prison in <b>Yemen</b> have been freed by al-Qaeda, after the Islamists stormed the jail in which they were held.<p>The identity of those freed from Al Mukalla …

Here's the text of the Iran nuclear framework agreement

The framework deal on Iran's nuclear program just agreed to by Iran and the six world powers will lift most sanctions and won't obligate Iran to close or dismantle any nuclear facilities.<p>The details of the agreement are included in this 4-page release handed out to the media covering the talks in …

South Asia

Saudi Air War Over Yemen Leaves U.S. on Sidelines

When it came time to bomb Libya—both times, in fact, in 1986 and 2011—American airpower led the way. When Iraq was in the crosshairs—all three times, …

This is the new browser Microsoft wants you to use instead of Internet Explorer

If you're scratching your head and wondering why Microsoft is making a new web browser from scratch, just take a look at this chart:<p>Internet Explorer, which not long ago totally dominated the browser market, has been eclipsed in recent years by Google Chrome, according to stats compiled by Dadaviz. …

Yemen on verge of total collapse, UN human rights chief warns

<b>The UN high commissioner for human rights has warned that Yemen is "on the verge of total collapse", as Houthi rebels battle a Saudi-led coalition backing the government.</b><p>Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on all sides to protect civilians.<p>Mr Zeid expressed shock at a coalition air strike on a camp for …