WASHINGTON — In a series of conversations in Qaeda safe houses in Yemen in 2009, Anwar al-Awlaki carefully sized up a young Nigerian volunteer, decided the man had the diligence and dedication for a “martyrdom mission” and finally unveiled what he had in mind.
Before the two American envoys left for Mexico, President Donald Trump told Tillerson it was “‘gonna be a tough trip,’ because we have to be treated fairly by Mexico,” during a roundtable meeting with manufacturing CEOs Thursday morning.
Adrian Solano represented his country at Lahti 2017 on Tuesday, but after wombling his way past the starting line, stumbling his way through the course and failing to finish the race, he entered the running for the world’s worst skier.
GENEVA Syrian peace talks in Geneva resumed on Thursday after breaking down 10 months ago as the battle for Aleppo escalated, with the U.N. mediator hoping to corral the warring sides into a rare face-to-face meeting.
SOUTH OF MOSUL U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.
BERLIN Two senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Thursday warned election rivals the Social Democrats (SPD) against politicizing Germany’s efforts to increase military spending, saying security threats made such steps essential.
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia has requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysia’s police chief said on Thursday.
Paul Peterson opened a two-shot lead before the opening round was suspended due to a waterlogged course at the Joburg Open.
British No 3 Kyle Edmund has progressed into the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open but Aljaz Bedene crashed out of Marseille’s Open 13.
Dominic Thiem remained on course for a first title of the year, seeing off Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic 6-2 7-5 to reach the Rio Open quarter-finals.