New report: Germany faces 1.5 million asylum claims this year

BERLIN - German publication Bild has reported that the country will receive a record high of 1.5 million asylum seekers in 2015. The reports, which are...

‘Elite Russian troops’ go on terror trial in Kiev

KIEV - Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov are alleged to be officers in Russia’s GRU, which serves as the countries Main Intelligence Directorate, the...

Portugal general elections: Ruling Centre-right coalition wins despite loss of majority

LISBON - The ruling centre-right coalition comprising the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the People's Party (CDS-PP) won the Portuguese general elections despite a...

ISIS recruiters detained in Spain and Morocco

MADRID - A group operating a virtual communication platform was detained by Spanish National Police and Morocco DSGT, Morocco's domestic intelligence agency. The operation...

Russia pressured to stop supporting Assad

DAMASCUS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “I am concerned ... about increased Russian military presence in Syria. That will not contribute to...

UK Prime Minister visits refugee camp

BEIRUT - In a trip that lasted for one day, David Cameron met families and young children, who along with 11 million others had...

UK drone strike kills British IS fighters

LONDON - Reyaad Khan, a 21-year-old from Cardiff, has been confirmed as the target of a drone attack undertaken by Britain on August 21, 2015....

Three dead following Kiev riot

KIEV- OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) has estimated that the scale of the initially peaceful demonstration in Kiev was about 3000...

Paris terror suspect ‘dumbfounded’ by accusations of terrorism

PARIS - Suspected terrorist Ayob el-Khazzani, better known as the man behind the recently foiled Paris train attack, reportedly refutes the notion that his acts...

Istanbul gunners attack US Consulate building

ISTANBUL - A succession of separate attacks on Turkish security forces saw a number of people hurt. Two gunmen were killed following a shootout...