The looming expiration of U.S. surveillance authorities could pose a grave threat to national security just as the threat of terrorist attacks is on the rise, lawmakers and U.S. officials say.
NATO’s secretary general warned on Wednesday that Russia’s nuclear saber rattling threatens to further destabilize Europe.
Iran is hosting a contest for cartoons that ridicule the Islamic State as militias supported by Tehran expand their fight against the terrorist group in Iraq. Iran’s House of Cartoon, which is financed by the local government in Tehran, has organized the display of the submissions this week from more than 40 countries. While several of the cartoons deride the Islamic State’s (IS) leaders, others link IS to the United States and Israel despite both countries’ denunciations of the group’s attacks.
Syria’s government is now regularly using poisonous chlorine gas, a weapon that was first deployed in war a century ago that causes it victims to feel as if they were drowning on dry land, against its people.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) is pushing a bill to prevent former Guantanamo Bay detainees from returning to the battlefield as President Obama attempts to release more prisoners and to close the facility by the end of his presidency.
Republican lawmakers in Congress are now significantly younger on average than their Democratic counterparts, according to statistics that contradict the perception of the GOP as the party of old white men.
Fighting between the Syrian army and rebels in recent days has raised concerns that chemical weapons at a facility near Damascus could fall into the hands of terrorist groups, according to reports.
Iranian authorities have escalated their persecution of religious minorities since the election of President Hassan Rouhani despite his promises to grant them more rights, according to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
China and Russia’s presidents signified the deepening ties between their two countries by appearing together at an event to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, the Atlantic reports.
Rick Perry, the former Republican governor of Texas and a potential presidential candidate, assailed the Obama administration for failing to achieve the full dismantlement of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal after traces of toxic agents were recently found at a military facility in the country.