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North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials
North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday. [ No Comments ]

U.S. warplanes shoot down Iranian-built drone in second strike against Syrian regime aircraft
For the second time this week, American warplanes downed an armed Syrian aircraft — this time an Iranian-built drone — threatening U.S.-backed forces battling the Islamic State terror group in the war-ravaged country. [ 2 Comments ]

Russia cuts communications with U.S. in Syria, threatens to target coalition jets
Russia has shut down a vital communication line with its U.S. counterparts in Syria, threatening to target any aircraft operating above Russian and Syrian regime-controlled territory in the country. [ 1 Comment ]

U.S. warplane shoots down Syrian jet
The convoluted war zone in Syria grew more complicated Sunday with the downing of a government warplane by an American jet defending U.S.-backed coalition forces battling the Islamic State and, for the first time, direct action against the insurgent terror group by Iran, which fired ballistic missiles at Islamic State targets in Syria. [ 2 Comments ]

Islamic State Calls for Ramadan Attacks in U.S. and Europe
The Islamic State group is calling on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States and Europe during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan that began two weeks ago. [ No Comments ]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described UK plans to ensure the rights of EU citizens in Britain after Brexit as 'a good start'.

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

A day after the US president said China's efforts on North Korea had failed, his secretary of state has asked for Beijing's help. The situation has been complicated by the death of a US student imprisoned by Pyongyang.

India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a UN report said Wednesday.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to address EU leaders on her plans for the issue of expats' rights after Brexit.

Nato military plane on Wednesday approached the plane of Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu above the Baltic Sea, Russian news agencies reported, the third such encounter in three days.

Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

Law enforcement officials around the world are on high alert this week as ISIS calls for a surge of civilian attacks during Islam's 'Night of Power,' the holiest day on the Islamic calendar, which this year begins Wednesday evening.

The Islamic State is setting up networks to support the systematic movement of terrorists from the Middle East to Europe and Asia, according to U.S. defense officials.

About 300 pro-ISIS militants on Wednesday stormed a school in the southern Philippines and are holding students hostage, Reuters reported.

Belgian police have shot a suspect after a small explosion in Brussels' main railway station. Prosecutors have described the incident as a 'terrorist attack,' and said the person who was shot had died.

Iran has increased production and testing of ballistic missiles since the 2015 nuclear deal with the U.S. while playing permanent host to scientists from North Korea, which has the know-how to build and launch atomic weapons, a leading Iranian opposition group said Tuesday.

Tehran's much-heralded ballistic missile strike against Islamic State targets in Syria came up short, with most of the Iranian missiles either missing their marks inside the terror group's haven in Deir-e-Zour, or missing Syria altogether and landing inside Iraqi territory.

The United States is inching closer to involvement in the Syrian civil war after U.S. forces shot down a Syrian fighter jet on Sunday.

An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory.

The suspect in the Finsbury Park terror attack had expressed increasingly antagonistic views towards Muslims in the weeks following the recent London Bridge atrocity, it has emerged.

Amid a sharp escalation of tensions among the various parties drawn into Syria's civil war, the Pentagon's top military officer tried to defuse a clash with Russia a day after the U.S. military shot down a Syrian fighter jet attacking coalition forces engaged in the battle to defeat the Islamic State group.

Iran and China began a joint naval exercise in the Gulf on Sunday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.

Pressing 'pause' on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the U.S. and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. He clamped down on some commerce and travel but left intact many new avenues President Barack Obama had opened.

The bodies of seven U.S. sailors missing after a Navy destroyer collided with a container ship off Japan were found in flooded berthing compartments, a defense official said.

The U.S. military on Sunday shot down a Syrian Air Force fighter jet that bombed local forces aligned with the Americans in the fight against Islamic State militants, an action that appeared to mark a new escalation of the conflict.

Hezbollah and Palestine supporters staging a sit-down protest brought part of central London to a standstill on Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 30 Islamic State group (ISIS) commanders and up to 300 fighters were at the meeting in Raqqa when Russia-backed airstrikes hit the area on May 28, Russia's defense ministry said in a statement Friday. The ministry believes Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters were killed. A Russian Su-34 aircraft and a Su-35 multirole reportedly carried out the strikes.

An Iranian missile boat shined a laser at a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter flying over the Strait of Hormuz on June 13 in what the U.S. military called an 'unsafe and unprofessional' action.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned this week that North Korea is using malicious software to set up networks of hijacked computer devices that can be used in large-scale cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.

The Obama administration had a 'back channel' to communicate with Russian officials, according to a new report detailing Moscow's efforts to delegitimize the U.S. presidential election results.

Almost half of Millennials surveyed indicated they could be open to the idea of government removing children from their home if parents refuse to support their gender identity.

The Republican-led Senate voted decisively to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 election by approving a wide-ranging sanctions package that targets key sectors of Russia's economy and individuals who carried out cyber attacks.

The UN children's agency UNICEF has warned that its report should serve as a 'wake-up call' to the high rate of children in rich countries living in relative poverty.