Daily Archives: December 29, 2016

Sarajevo Police Commander Indicted for War Crimes Against Serbs

Sarajevo Police Commander Indicted for War Crimes Against Serbs

A Sarajevo police commander whose special forces fought to defend the Bosnian capital from Bosnian Serb attacks during the 1992-95 siege, was indicted on Thursday for war crimes against…

Turkey Insists US Provided Weapons to Kurdish Militia

Turkey Insists US Provided Weapons to Kurdish Militia

ANKARA —  The Turkish government on Thursday dismissed Washington’s denials that it has provided weapons to a Syrian Kurdish militia force, which Turkey considers to be a terrorist group…

US Jobless Claims Fall in Sign Labor Market Is Near Full Strength

US Jobless Claims Fall in Sign Labor Market Is Near Full Strength

WASHINGTON —  The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, holding well below a level associated with labor market strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 10…

Russian Flights to Egypt Will Resume Soon, Putin Tells Sissi

Russian Flights to Egypt Will Resume Soon, Putin Tells Sissi

Russian flights to Egypt will resume soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in a phone call, Sissi’s office said on Thursday. Flights…

As Trump Moves up, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Gets Schwarzenegger Spin

As Trump Moves up, ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Gets Schwarzenegger Spin

LOS ANGELES —  As Donald Trump prepares to take office as U.S. president, another celebrity turned politician is about to take over his “Apprentice” TV show hot seat…

Russia Arrests 7 Suspects Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks

Russia Arrests 7 Suspects Accused of Plotting Terror Attacks

MAKHACHKALA, RUSSIA —  Russia’s security agencies have arrested seven people suspected of preparing New Year’s terror attacks in Moscow on orders from the Islamic State group in…

Interior Ministry: Tunisia Breaks up Militant Cell Near Sousse

Interior Ministry: Tunisia Breaks up Militant Cell Near Sousse

Tunisian security forces said on Thursday that they had broken up an al Qaeda-linked militant cell with 10 members that was active near the coastal city of Sousse. The…

Israeli Justice Officials to Issue Update on Netanyahu Probe

Israeli Justice Officials to Issue Update on Netanyahu Probe

JERUSALEM —  Israel’s Justice Ministry and police say they will issue an update “in due time” about an ongoing probe into suspicions surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…

Philippines’ Duterte Calls US Envoys ‘Spies’ Over Alleged Ouster Plot

Philippines’ Duterte Calls US Envoys ‘Spies’ Over Alleged Ouster Plot

MANILA —  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte derided U.S. ambassadors as “spies” on Thursday, responding to a media report of an alleged American plot to destabilize his government, a…

German Prosecutors Probed Berlin Attack Suspect for Fraud

German Prosecutors Probed Berlin Attack Suspect for Fraud

Prosecutors in western Germany say they opened a fraud investigation earlier this year against Anis Amri, the main suspect in last week’s Berlin truck attack, suspecting that he…