South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has warned of grave consequences if Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump succeeds in becoming president, from opening the door to another 9/11 terror attack, to "destroying conservatism."
"There's a civil war going on in the Republican Party, obviously. John [Boehner] and I are very close friends, but he's embracing Donald Trump, and I am not," Graham, who dropped out of the GOP race in the early running, told CBS' "Face the Nation" in an interview.
His comments referred to former House Speaker John Boehner's backing of Trump, where Boehner attacked Texas senator and Trump rival Ted Cruz, calling him "Lucifer in the flesh." more >>
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday ordered the arrest of hundreds of supporters of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr who stormed Iraq's parliament Saturday evening and camped out, demanding reforms in the political quota system that was introduced after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
A United Nations spokesman and western diplomats said their compounds inside the Green Zone were locked down, according to Reuters, which also said some of the demonstrators set up tents at a nearby parade ground.
The Green Zone houses the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and many embassies, including the U.S. Embassy. more >>
A senior defense official revealed Thursday that the U.S.-led air coalition against ISIS has incinerated an estimated $500 million worth of the terror group's slush fund, seriously hampering the group's ability to pay existing fighters and attract new ones.
The official who asked not to be named in a USA Today report said the coalition has been targeting ISIS's large stores of cash, held mostly in U.S. dollars in warehouses and distribution sights for about 15 months now. He said the coalition estimated they may have destroyed up to $1.3 billion but felt $500 million was the most plausible estimate. The coalition has also managed to slash oil revenues of ISIS by an estimated 50 percent.
ISIS, according to the report, has been forced to ration fuel and cut pay in half for fighters and government officials in regions that the group still controls. more >>
The Islamic State terror group is reportedly planning to carry out bomb attacks across Europe's beaches this summer. NATO has separately warned that the radicals are also looking into using biological and nuclear weapons in their attacks.
British media has said that IS (also known as ISIS and ISIL) militants are putting together plans to attack tourists at holiday resorts across Europe this summer, planning to disguise themselves as ice cream and T-shirt sellers. MailOnline noted that the radicals are aiming at Spanish, French, and Italian resorts the most, and are planting suicide vests and bombs under sun loungers.
The information apparently stems from Italian secret service agents, who have a credible source in Africa keeping them updated on the plans of the jihadists. more >>
Recent comments made by Donald Trump regarding the United States' relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization hold merit, according to some foreign policy experts.
In multiple interviews, the Republican frontrunner has argued that the United States is doing too much to support NATO and not getting enough in return.
Pope Francis has asked Pakistani authorities to do more to protect Christians after a terror attack on Easter Sunday killed at least 70 in Lahore.
Speaking from St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Monday, Francis called on Pakistan's "civil authorities and all community leaders … to do everything possible to ensure the security and serenity of the population, particularly the most vulnerable religious minorities," the Catholic News Agency reports.
Francis added that the attack has "bloodied" the Easter season, meant to be a time of celebration and hope as Christ was resurrected from the dead. more >>