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Iran threatens to shut off Strait of Hormuz
Iran has threatened once again to close the Strait of Hormuz if the nation faces military action by its “enemies.” [ 1 Comment ]

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Pope says attacks shows 'world is at war', religion not to blame
Pope Francis said on Wednesday that a string of recent attacks, including the murder of a priest in France, was proof that the "world is at war". [ 7 Comments ]

Kerry hopes to work with Russia on Syria, U.N. aims to restart talks
The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a United Nations envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. [ No Comments ]

Islamic State terrorists slit Catholic priest’s throat at altar, videotape ‘sermon’ in Arabic
A pair of Islamic State-linked terrorists slit a priest’s throat at the altar of a Catholic church in northern France on Tuesday before videotaping a “sermon” in Arabic to mark the ritualistic slaughter — the fourth attack in a week by the terrorist group, which since June has claimed responsibility for killing more than 600 people in several countries, including the U.S. [ No Comments ]

Iran general: Our missile program deters US military strike
Iran’s ballistic missile program and the preparedness of Iran’s armed forces are deterring the United States from launching a long sought-after military offensive against the Islamic Republic, a top Iranian general said Sunday, according to state-run media. [ No Comments ]

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British leader Theresa May has said free movement of EU workers to Britain cannot continue as in the past, while visiting Slovakia and Poland on Thursday (28 July).

A senior al-Qaeda figure has urged the group to do what is necessary to protect the 'holy struggle of the Syrian people.' Washington voiced skepticism over the split, saying it could be an exercise in rebranding.

Recent attacks in Germany involving asylum-seekers would not change its willingness to take in refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

The prosecutor's office identified him as Abdel-Malik Nabil Petitjean following DNA tests. A security official confirmed that he was the unidentified man pictured on a photo distributed to police four days earlier with a warning that he could be planning an attack.

China's military said Thursday it will hold joint exercises with Russian forces in the South China Sea, following a recent arbitration ruling that rejected Beijing's claim to almost the entire strategic body of water.

The French prosecutor's office on Thursday named the second attacker in the murder of a priest at a Normandy church as Abdel Malik Nabil Petitjean, a 19-year-old native of the eastern French region of Vosges.

North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington 'crossed the red line' and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong-un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month.

The United States is examining an immense collection of digital documents and other data captured from the Islamic State by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels fighting to retake the strategic city of Manbij, a military official said Wednesday.

Germany's biggest lender was dubbed the world's riskiest bank by the International Monetary Fund last month, just as one of its U.S. businesses failed a Federal Reserve stress test. Its shares are down 45% this year, and on Wednesday it said second quarter profits were wiped out by a 98% slump in earnings.

Turkey's government has shut down dozens of media outlets, including 45 newspapers and 16 TV stations, in response to a failed military coup two weeks ago, a state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

A bomb has detonated near a migration office in Zirndorf near Nuremberg, according to German media reports.

Russia has strengthened its southwestern flank as NATO builds up its military presence and Ukraine remains unstable, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday in remarks the United States called contrary to efforts to lower tensions.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is set to travel to Russia next month to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin -- the first meeting between the two leaders since tensions ratcheted up over the downing of a Russian fighter jet last year, Turkey's deputy prime minister announced.

An international human rights organization claims the Turkish government is systematically torturing soldiers involved in a failed coup attempt earlier this month, as well as thousands of other detainees.

Islamic State has successfully committed its first act of war on European Christianity itself by taking hostages in a church and slitting the throat of an octogenarian priest as they forced him to kneel and then filmed themselves preaching in Arabic at the altar.

Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union's main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital on Tuesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Islamist militants of al Shabaab.

Two attackers backing the Islamic State -- including one on a watch list -- stormed a village church during Mass in northern France on Tuesday, taking hostages and slitting the throat of a 86-year-old priest before police commandos shot and killed the assailants, authorities said.

French President Francois Hollande tells reporters that Tuesday's deadly attack at a Catholic church in Normandy was carried out by 'by two terrorists in the name of Daesh' -- another name for ISIS.

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

A common feature of sci-fi is the usage of nanomachines -- small machines/robots whose dimensions are measured nanometer -- in order to provide various benefits to the human body. Thanks to a recently-published research paper, there is now strong evidence that suggests such machines -- albeit not necessarily as small -- won't be a thing of fiction for much longer.

As many as 93 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 1.6 million childbearing women, could get the Zika virus over the next few years, according to a new startling study.

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck Chile's north-central region but authorities say no injuries or damage were reported and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.

A failed asylum-seeker from Syria blew himself up and wounded 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival in southern Germany, authorities said Monday. It was the fourth attack to shake Germany in a week -- three of them carried out by recent immigrants.

Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported.

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.

A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, an official said, in the fourth violent attack in the country in less than a week.

Terror once again struck the streets of Iraq's capital Sunday, after a suicide bombing killed at least 21 people in a residential neighborhood in northern Baghdad.

Some U.S. officers in Baghdad believe the Obama administration is rushing plans for a Mosul offensive so it takes place before the November presidential election, a retired general says.

Turkish authorities issued warrants for the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, private broadcaster NTV reported, the latest in a widening crackdown that followed a failed coup by the military.

A 21-year-old Syrian refugee is accused of using a machete to kill a woman and injure two other people in Germany on Sunday, Reuters reported, citing police.