German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Europe was “vulnerable” in the refugee crisis because it was not yet in control of the situation to the extent that it would like to be. “Now all of a sudden we are facing the challenge that refugees are coming to Europe and we are vulnerable, as we see, because we do not yet have the order, the control, that we would like to have,” Merkel said at a business event in Mainz, near Frankfurt.
The condition of Mohammed al-Qeq, a Palestinian journalist in administrative detention who has been on hunger strike for 48 days, is in critical condition, say his wife and a Palestinian official.
A 28-year-old female from Taibe originally believed to have set out on a terror attack in the north, was caught and it turns out she was escaping her husband in Jerusalem.
VIENNA (Reuters) – Germany is refusing more and more migrants entry at its southern border, sending a few hundred back to Austria every day since the beginning of the month, Austrian police said on Monday. Attacks on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year’s Eve have prompted hundreds of complaints, with police suspicion resting on asylum seekers, putting pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her open-door migrant policy. …
Senior Hezbollah militants tell US news outlet that Russia is providing the terrorist group with weapons including long-range missiles and laser-guided rockets. Furthermore, one adds, Russia has placed no restrictions on their weapons being used against Israel.
Syria's foreign minister arrived in New Delhi Monday for talks with his Indian counterpart, trying to build international support for President Bashar al-Assad's government before peace talks in Geneva. Walid Muallem will meet Sushma Swaraj and "other government functionaries" during a three-day official visit, foreign ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup told AFP.
Production on the F-35 has reached the advanced stages, marked by a celebratory ceremony at manufacturer Lockheed Martin’s factory in Texas.
Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder held talks Monday with top officials in Tehran on boosting trade links and Iran's diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia. The visit comes ahead of the expected implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran that will open its economy to Western investment after years of sanctions on its banks and key industries. "We envisage a good future for Iran-Germany relations after the final implementation of the nuclear deal," he told Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, according to an official statement from Iran.