WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials offered a more nuanced picture Thursday of the threat they believe is posed by an al-Qaida cell in Syria targeted in military strikes this week, even as they defended the decision to attack the militants.
New York (AFP) – President Barack Obama Thursday raised the fate of jailed journalists in Egypt and his concerns over political repression in his first meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, US officials said.
VIENNA (AP) — An Arab-backed resolution singling out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal was defeated Thursday at an annual conference of the U.N. atomic agency.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-level United Nations gathering Thursday that there is a "significant gap" between what's been offered so far and what is actually needed to stem the health crises in West Africa.
Arab initiative voted down once again at the IAEA, with 58 countries against resolution and 45 states in favor; draft text called on Israel to ‘accede to the NPT and place all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA safeguards.’
(Reuters) – There is no specific or credible threat against Washington’s area rail or bus systems, a spokesman for the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority said on Thursday. “We are aware of the reporting out of the Middle East,” spokesman Dan Stessel said in an email. “Based on the information we have at this time, there remains no specific or credible threat against the Metrorail or Metrobus systems. …