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Pence says U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO

MUNICH U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president’s stance…

U.S. coalition says Islamic State command center destroyed in Mosul; IS says civilians killed

BAGHDAD The U.S.-led military coalition on Saturday said its forces destroyed a building in the main medical complex of western Mosul, suspected to house an Islamic State command center. The…

Turkey sets out Raqqa operation plans to U.S.: report

ISTANBUL Turkey has presented two proposals to the United States for how to carry out a joint military operation to drive Islamic State from its stronghold in the Syrian city…

Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO

MUNICH U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday sought to assure allies that the Trump administration will back NATO and stand with Europe even as it looks for new ways…

Merkel calls for joint efforts with Russia to battle Islamist terrorism

MUNICH German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Europe’s ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with Russia in the fight against Islamist terrorism. “The joint…

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor’s office said on Saturday. A vehicle loaded with explosives was…

Malaysia arrests North Korean man as row over Kim Jong Nam’s death escalates

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police said on Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man in connection with the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong…

Car bomb in Turkey’s southeast kills child: governor’s office

DIYARBAKIR A car bomb exploded in the garden of a housing complex in Turkey’s southeastern town of Viransehir on Friday, killing a child and wounding 17 other people, the provincial…

Canada’s Trudeau calls for wider social benefit from economy

HAMBURG Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that international economic policymakers should place more focus on creating economic growth which benefits a wider range of global society. Economic…

North Korea says will reject Malaysian post-mortem of Kim Jong Nam

KUALA LUMPUR North Korea said it would “categorically reject” Malaysia’s autopsy report on the death of the man identified by Malaysian authorities as the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader…