MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced on Thursday that it will keep a fleet of about dozen navy ships in the Mediterranean Sea, a move President Vladimir Putin said is needed to protect his country's national security.
Putin said the plan should not be seen as saber rattling, but it comes as Moscow is serving as a key ally and arms supplier to Syrian President Bashar Assad during that nation's civil war. The only naval base that Russia has in the Mediterranean and anywhere...
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A roadside bomb killed two Tunisian soldiers who were hunting al-Qaida-linked militants Thursday in a mountainous region near the Algerian border — the first military deaths from enemy fire in a campaign that began in December.
The explosion struck a military vehicle as it passed through the village of Doghra in the Jebel Chaambi mountain region, army spokesman Brig. Gen. Mokhtar Ben Nasr said. The blast killed a chief warrant officer and a corporal...
BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bomb explosions in and around Baghdad killed 14 people including seven policemen on Thursday, police officials said, adding that dozens were also wounded.
The officials said the deadliest attacks took place late at night when a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into the headquarters of a police commando unit in the Taji area, killing seven policemen and wounding 12 others.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Swedish founder of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is suspected along with a Dane of hacking into a company handling sensitive information for the Danish police, officials said Thursday.
Denmark's justice minister said hackers accessed "some information" from the Schengen Information System, a large European database on police and judicial co-operation. He didn't give further details.