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Police consider manslaughter charges over deadly London tower block blaze

LONDON British investigators said on Friday they would consider bringing manslaughter charges over the London tower block fire that killed at least 79 people. The outside cladding engulfed by the…

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army…

If Baghdadi death confirmed, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were army officers…

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul’s Old City

ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul’s Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians…

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

LONDON In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May’s failed gamble…

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

DUBAI Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and…

Arab states demand Qatar closes Jazeera, cuts back ties to Iran

DUBAI 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…

Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Interfax quotes Russian senator

MOSCOW The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted the head of the defense committee in Russia’s…

North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON 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…

Anger in Mosul as Islamic State destroys historic mosque

MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq The leaning al-Hadba minaret that towered over Mosul for 850 years lay in ruins on Thursday, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq’s prime minister said the…

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