ISIS restaurant bombings kill 16 in Syria

The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed responsibility for the bombing of two restaurants in a predominantly Kurdish city in northeastern Syria the previous night, an attack that killed at least 16 people and wounded 35. [...]

Married terror plotters given life sentences for planning London bombing

LONDON –  A husband and wife convicted for conspiring to bomb civilian targets in London have been given hefty prison sentences. Mohammed Rehman, 25, and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan, 24, were found guilty Tuesday and [...]

Officials could negotiate with terrorists to free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

ABUJA, Nigeria –  Nigeria’s government still is open to negotiating with Boko Haram extremists for the release of 209 schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday. He said they [...]

China says it is building its second aircraft carrier

BEIJING –  China is building its second aircraft carrier, this time entirely with domestic technology, its Defense Ministry said Thursday, in a leap in its naval development that is increasingly tipping the regional balance of power. [...]

Bosnia charges former presidency member with war crimes, including killings and torture

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina –  Prosecutors in Bosnia have charged a former member of the presidency and three other men with war crimes involving killing, torture and forcible deportation of civilians during the country’s 1992-95 [...]

The dangers of popping pills while flying

Popping pills that aren’t prescribed to you can be dangerous– especially while traveling. (iStock) For too many people the holiday season causes stress and anxiety. From long check in lines, flight delays and lost [...]

Air India plane heading to London returns to Mumbai after passengers spot rat on board

NEW DELHI –  An Air India plane flying to London has been forced to return to Mumbai after passengers spotted a rat on board. The airline said though the rat was not found, the pilot returned to Mumbai keeping passenger [...]

Turbulence injures 21 passengers on Air Canada flight

An Air Canada flight to Toronto from Shanghai, China was diverted to Calgary Wednesday after severe turbulence injured 21 passengers, including three children. Emergency Medical Services spokesman Stuart Brideaux told [...]

With Taiwan presidential polls looming, China warns of ‘new challenges’ ahead for relations

BEIJING –  China is warning of a serious disruption of ties with Taiwan as the island’s voters appear set to elect a new president with a far more skeptical view of dealings with Beijing. Director of the Cabinet’s [...]

Venezuela’s Supreme Court bars 4 lawmakers from taking seats in new National Assembly

CARACAS, Venezuela –  The Supreme Court on Wednesday barred four incoming lawmakers from taking office, putting at risk the opposition’s newly won two-thirds legislative “super-majority.” Responding [...]