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Russia Fires Cruise Missiles at Islamic State Weapons in Syria

Russian armed forces launched a cruise-missile attack on Islamic State targets in Syria's Hama province, the defense ministry said.

Australia Joins Philippines' Fight Against Islamic State-Linked Militants

Australia is sending two patrol planes to the Philippines,where it has long deferred to the U.S. on security issues,to back Philippine troops fighting a Muslim-extremist group on the southern island of Mindanao.

Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder in London Attack

U.K. police said they had charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack on Muslim worshipers in north London this week.

U.K. Police Say Cladding From Grenfell Tower Failed Fire-Safety Tests

Samples of cladding taken from the London high-rise that burnt down last week, killing at least 79 people, failed fire-safety tests, police said Friday, adding they were considering a range of potential charges in the case, including manslaughter.

North Korea Calls U.S. Furor Over Warmbier a 'Smear Campaign'

North Korea lashed out at the U.S. over criticisms of the treatment of Otto Warmbier, who died after his return home in a coma, in a sharply worded statement that is likely to further inflame tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Venezuelans Risk Their Lives in Sea Trips to Feed Families

As the country's economy crumbles, desperate residents are undertaking risky sea passages to barter for goods in Trinidad, and the outcomes are sometimes tragic.

Ex-U.S. Government Worker Charged With Spying for China

Kevin Mallory was arrested on espionage charges after he allegedly gave classified defense information to a suspected Chinese government agent.

India Shoots for the Moon, Chasing Influence Closer to Home

India is going up against China in a new Asian space race, trying to tighten its control of regional skies and alliances by leveraging its ability to send satellites into orbit inexpensively.

Venezuela's Shortages Impel Perilous Journeys

As the country's economy crumbles, desperate residents are undertaking risky sea passages to barter for goods in Trinidad, and the outcomes are sometimes tragic.

Arab States Demand Qatar Close Al Jazeera, Shutter Turkish Base

Saudi Arabia and other Arab states have called on Qatar to shut down state broadcaster Al Jazeera and close a Turkish military base in the Persian Gulf state, according to a draft list of demands offered up to end a diplomatic spat.

May to Allow EU Citizens to Stay in U.K. Post-Brexit

All European Union citizens currently in Britain would have a pathway to apply for permanent residency under an offer British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined to her EU counterparts.

U.K. Warns of Risks to More High-Rises

The U.K. government said Thursday it had identified about 600 publicly owned residential towers that had installed some form of cladding, the same material used for Grenfell Tower, the site of the deadly disaster.

Church of England Helped Conceal Sex Abuse by Bishop, Report Says

Top leaders in the Church of England “colluded” with a disgraced former bishop, ignoring warnings for years and withholding evidence of his sexual abuse of young men, a report said Thursday.

EU Leaders Reach Political Deal on Russian Sanctions

European Union leaders reached a political deal Thursday to extend the bloc's economic sanctions on Russia by a further six months.

Theresa May Presents Plans for EU Citizens' Rights Post-Brexit

All European Union citizens currently in Britain would have a pathway to apply for permanent residency under an offer British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined Thursday evening to her European Union counterparts.

First Test for Saudi Arabia's King-in-Waiting: Fixing the Economy

The economic reform plan championed by newly-designated Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has made little headway. The first heir to the throne now gets another chance.

Mosul Seeks to Expel Families of Islamic State Members

Local governments in northern Iraq are seeking to punish the families of Islamic State members, in defiance of warnings by the nation's leader that the policy will further fragment the country as it emerges from years of war.

Britain Shouldn't Mistake Brexit Talks for Poker or War

The U.K. government's apparent conviction that it can bluff its way to success in negotiations with the EU,or prevail with a last-minute, D-Day-style deception,reveals a fundamental misunderstanding, Stephen Fidler writes.

Macron Shifts France's Stance on Removing Assad From Power

President Emmanuel Macron said removing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from power shouldn't be a precondition for a peace deal in the war-torn nation, a shift in French policy.

U.K. Warns Cladding From Tower Fire on Hundreds of Buildings

The U.K. government said Thursday it had identified about 600 publicly owned residential towers that had installed some form of cladding and authorities are running tests on those building to determine how many used the same material as Grenfell Tower, the site of the disaster that killed at least ...

Dozens of Afghans Killed in Blast as Taliban Advance in Helmand Province

A car bomb killed 34 people in the southern Afghanistan city of Lashkar Gah, the latest attack in Helmand province where Taliban militants are closing in on the provincial capital.

Saudi Firms Use Turkey for Qatar-Bound Shipments

Several Saudi companies are finalizing plans with Turkish logistics companies to transport cargoes to Qatar, an arrangement that illustrates how profits are being made even as diplomatic relations in the region continue to simmer.

U.K. Warns Cladding From Tower Fire on Hundreds More Buildings

The U.K. government said Thursday it had identified about 600 publicly owned residential towers that had installed some form of cladding and authorities are running tests on those building to determine how many used the same material as Grenfell Tower, the site of the disaster that killed at least ...

China Bans Political Content From Three More Platforms

Chinese regulators ordered three popular internet platforms to stop streaming political videos, expanding the crackdown on online political dialogue as China prepares for an important political handover.

Militaries Huddle to Head Off Islamic State in Southeast Asia

Three Southeast Asian nations pushed for better counterterrorism coordination amid a battle between government troops and Islamic State-aligned militants in the southern Philippines.

Migrants Return to France's 'Jungle' in Calais

Hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Africa have taken refuge in wooded areas around the port town of Calais, saddling President Emmanuel Macron with a humanitarian and diplomatic mess.

Belgium Holds Four for Questioning in Terror Probe

Belgian federal prosecutors said four people were taken into custody for questioning as part of a probe into the attempted terrorist attack at Brussels' main train station earlier this week.

Islamic State Militants Blow Up Historic Mosque in Mosul

Islamic State militants bombed the historic Nouri Grand Mosque in Mosul late Wednesday, Iraq's military said, destroying the site where Islamic State's leader first announced the creation of a self-declared caliphate straddling Iraq and Syria.

Predicting the Next Pandemic: It Will Likely Be From Bats

Researchers analyzed a database of wildlife species and viruses known to infect mammals and people in order to try to pinpoint where and how future pandemics might erupt. A likely culprit are bats.

German Exports to Asia Surge, Calming Nerves Over Protectionist Backlash

German exports to Asia are rising strongly this year in a trend that could mitigate the risks to Europe's largest economy should U.S. President Donald Trump make good on his protectionist promises.

The Saudi Shake-Up Has One Goal: Drag the Country Into Modern Era

The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman is a bet he can pull off a radical financial and economic transformation.

Prince's Elevation Means a More Activist Saudi Arabia

Brace for more turbulence. Mohammed bin Salman was appointed on Wednesday as the kingdom's crown prince, and power,for all practical purposes,is now in the hands of a young generation of princes determined to show the Middle East who's the boss.

Dynastic Reshuffle Means a More Activist Saudi Arabia

Brace for more turbulence. Mohammed bin Salman was appointed on Wednesday as the kingdom's crown prince, and power,for all practical purposes,is now in the hands of a young generation of princes determined to show the Middle East who's the boss.

Suspect in Brussels Attack Had Sympathy for Islamic State

Belgian authorities said that a 36-year-old Moroccan man shot dead by a soldier in a Brussels train station tried to use a homemade, nail-packed bomb and had sympathy for Islamic State.

Romania Removes Prime Minister After Monthslong Turbulence

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was ousted after only six months, dissolving a government that was knocked off balance by one of Europe's biggest anticorruption movements.

Russia Considers Options as U.S. Steps Up Sanctions

The Kremlin said it was formulating “various options” to respond to fresh U.S. sanctions over its military interventions in Ukraine.

EU Discussing Role as Broker on North Korea

The European Union is in discussions with South Korea and China about taking a potential role as a broker for negotiations with North Korea on ending its nuclear program, according to EU officials involved in the effort.

Brussels Bomb Initially Failed to Completely Detonate

Police said Wednesday that a 36-year-old Moroccan man who was shot dead by a soldier in a Brussels train station had a nail-packed bomb that initially failed to completely detonate.

Islamic State-Linked Militants Storm New Village in Philippines

Militants aligned with Islamic State attacked a village and fought with security forces in the southern Philippines, spreading a bloody conflict about 50 miles south of where government forces have been battling Islamist insurgents for more than a month.

Queen Lays Out U.K.'s Brexit, Counterterrorism Plans in Low-Key Speech

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II laid out the Conservative government's legislative agenda, in a speech that confirmed Britain's negotiating aim in Brexit talks and set out the government's intention to come up with a new counterterrorism strategy.

French Justice Minister François Bayrou Quits Government

Emmanuel Macron's justice minister, François Bayrou, has quit the government, depriving the French president of a key ally who rallied centrists to his successful election campaign.

Congo's Escalating Political Crisis Sends Millions Into Exile

A wave of killings reflect the unraveling of a complex network of power trading and patronage, backed by amateur fighters unchecked by the official security apparatus, that has helped secure President Joseph Kabila's rule over Congo for the past 16 years.

America's Staunchest Ally Likes Uncle Sam, Dislikes Donald Trump

Most Australians harbor a broad dislike for U.S. President Donald Trump and see China as an economic blessing rather than a threat, according to a survey, despite concerns about espionage and political meddling by Beijing.

U.S. Jet Shoots Down Drone in Syria

A U.S. fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime armed drone Tuesday after it flew toward coalition troops in southern Syria, according to the U.S.-led coalition.

Saudi King Salman Ousts Nephew as Crown Prince, Installs Son

King Salman named his son as the country's new crown prince, a move that carries far-reaching implications for the monarchy and the biggest economy in the Middle East.

Saudi King Salman Ousts Nephew as Crown Prince, Installs Son

The move carries far-reaching implications for the monarchy and the biggest economy in the Middle East.

Islamic State-Linked Militants Storm New Village in Philippines

Militants aligned with Islamic State stormed a village and may have taken hostages in the southern Philippines early Wednesday, police and the military said, 50 miles south of where government forces have been waging an urban war against Islamic militants for more than a month.

State Department Demands Saudis Prove Terror Allegations Against Qatar

The State Department questioned the motives of Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have imposed an embargo on Qatar, breaking from President Donald Trump's vocal support for those aligned against the country.

Suspected Bomber Shot Dead at Brussels Train Station

Belgian security forces shot dead a suspected terrorist who authorities said set off an explosion in the Brussels Central station Tuesday evening, but no other casualties were reported.

U.S. Jet Downs Syrian Pro-Regime Drone

A U.S. fighter jet shot down a pro-Syrian regime armed drone Tuesday after it flew toward coalition troops in southern Syria, according to the U.S.-led coalition.