BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Romanian parliament has approved a new spy chief who has named the fight against corruption and cyber security in Ukraine as his priorities.
Lawmakers voted 498-15 in favor of installing Eduard Hellvig to the post. The previous chief resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws that allowed the government to collect data on people without court approval.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The family of a Washington Post correspondent detained in Iran says authorities there have allowed him to hire a lawyer after more than seven months behind bars, though it is not the attorney they had hoped for.
Jason Rezaian's brother and mother said in a statement issued on Sunday that attorney Leila Ahsan will represent the journalist. She is also the lawyer for Rezaian's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, a reporter for the Abu Dhabi-based...
BAGHDAD (AP) — The battle for the Iraqi city of Tikrit may just be starting.
Iraqi security forces, with the help of Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, today launched a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group.
It would be a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece says Turkey has withdrawn a recent notice seeking to reserve a large swathe of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers until the end of the year.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Constantinos Koutras said Monday that Turkey has withdrawn the Notice to Airmen, or NOTAM, which it had issued to reserve extensive airspace over the Aegean Sea for military use from March 2 to Dec. 31.