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France confirms 2 soldiers hurt in ISIS drone attack

France confirms 2 soldiers hurt in ISIS drone attack

France confirmed on Wednesday two of its soldiers had been injured in a drone attack carried out by Daesh in Iraq. Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll told reporters the soldiers were hurt earlier this month near the Iraqi city of Erbil. Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Le Foll said...

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Sweden: Arson suspected in Muslim prayer room fire

Sweden: Arson suspected in Muslim prayer room fire

Police suspect an arson attack in a fire which damaged a Muslim prayer room in Malmo, southern Sweden. Firefighters from three different fire stations in the city – Sweden’s third-largest – quickly put the fire out Tuesday, and no one was injured. The entire building was smoke damaged....

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Pope calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" in Syria to allow for the evacuation of civilians. Francis, speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square at his weekly general audience, said he wanted to "implore with all my strength" leaders to spare...

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British lawmaker likens Russia's behavior in Syria to that of Nazis

British lawmaker likens Russia's behavior in Syria to that of Nazis

A senior British lawmaker has accused Russia of targeting civilians in Syria in the same way the Nazis behaved at Guernica during the Spanish civil war of the 1930s. Andrew Mitchell, a lawmaker in Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservatives and a former Secretary of State for...

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'Thrones' actor surprises Syrian refugee now settled in Germany

'Thrones' actor surprises Syrian refugee now settled in Germany

"Game of Thrones" actor Liam Cunningham paid a surprise visit on Tuesday to a teenage Syrian refugee now in possession of a German visa and living in Stuttgart, a month after first meeting him in Jordan. Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth in the HBO television channel hit medieval...

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British FM calls for Aleppo protests at Russian embassy

British FM calls for Aleppo protests at Russian embassy

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday called for Russia to be investigated for war crimes over its role in Syria and for protests to take place outside Moscow’s embassy. Johnson spoke in parliament for the first time as the U.K.’s foreign minister during an emergency debate...

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Spanish police arrest three suspected of Islamist militant links

Spanish police arrest three suspected of Islamist militant links

Spanish police have arrested two men accused of belonging to Islamic State and a third man accused of spreading Islamist militant messages on social media, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. Police detained a Spaniard of Moroccan origin and a Moroccan national said to have been...

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Syrian suspect in Germany 'had ties to Islamic State'

Syrian suspect in Germany 'had ties to Islamic State'

A 22-year-old Syrian refugee arrested in Germany on Monday had ties to Islamic State, Germany's spy chief said on Tuesday, but intelligence sources said there was no evidence he was receiving orders from the militant group. Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the domestic intelligence agency, told...

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German spy chief says Syrian bomb suspect targeted Berlin airports

German spy chief says Syrian bomb suspect targeted Berlin airports

The head of Germany's intelligence agency (BfV) said a Syrian suspect arrested on Monday was building a bomb and probably planned to attack one of the airports in Berlin. Hans-Georg Maassen told public broadcaster ARD that intelligence leads had suggested in early September that militant...

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Germany captures Syrian refugee suspected of planning bomb attack

Germany captures Syrian refugee suspected of planning bomb attack

A Syrian man who came to Germany during a migrant influx into the country last year was arrested on Monday after a weekend manhunt on suspicion of planning an Islamist bomb attack, Saxony state police said. Police had been looking for 22-year-old Jaber Albakr since he evaded them during a...

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France demands Britain take in Calais migrant children

France demands Britain take in Calais migrant children

Paris demanded on Monday that Britain honor promises to take in migrant children from the notorious Jungle camp in the French port city of Calais, adding to pressure following accusations by the Red Cross that London is dragging its heels. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he would...

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France wants international war crimes investigation in Syria

France wants international war crimes investigation in Syria

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday that President Francois Hollande will take into account the situation in Syria's Aleppo when deciding whether to see his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when he visits Paris on Oct. 19 Ayrault also told France Inter radio that he...

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German police arrest Syrian suspected of bomb plot

German police arrest Syrian suspected of bomb plot

A 22-year-old Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack in Germany has been arrested, police said Monday. Jaber al-Bakr was captured in the eastern city of Leipzig on Sunday night, Saxony state police said on Twitter. Police launched a massive manhunt Saturday after finding several...

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Trail goes cold in German hunt for man suspected of planning bomb attack

Trail goes cold in German hunt for man suspected of planning bomb attack

The trail went cold on Sunday in a German police manhunt for a Syrian refugee suspected of planning a bomb attack after a raid on an apartment in which a cache of explosives was found. "We are following numerous tips, but unfortunately we don't have a hot lead yet," said Tom Bernhardt,...

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German police hunt Syrian-born man feared to be planning bomb attack

German police hunt Syrian-born man feared to be planning bomb attack

German police hunting for a Syrian-born man suspected of planning a bomb attack found explosives in an apartment they raided while looking for him on Saturday, officials said. Police appealed to the public to call them with any information on Jaber Albakr, 22, who was last seen in the...

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German police launch manhunt over suspected bomb plot

German police launch manhunt over suspected bomb plot

Police on Saturday launched a huge manhunt in the east German town of Chemnitz for a suspect believed to have been planning a bomb attack. Residents were told to stay in their homes during the operation which followed a tip-off from domestic intelligence. An explosion had been heard in the...

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UK businesses urge government to rule out 'worst' Brexit options

UK businesses urge government to rule out 'worst' Brexit options

Britain's government needs to immediately rule out leaving the European Union without securing preferential access to the bloc's single market, or investment will suffer, the head of a leading business organization said on Saturday. Financial markets have already reacted to signs Britain...

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Post Hungary vote, migrants in Serbia nurse slim hopes

Post Hungary vote, migrants in Serbia nurse slim hopes

While world leaders continue to negotiate and hold meeting after meeting on how to handle the international migrant crisis, more and more migrants are arriving at the “last resort” Serbia's capital Belgrade, before trying to enter an EU member state. Hungary, lying along Serbia’s...

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