Italian authorities have arrested four suspects, who have seemingly had an “accentuated willingness” to carry out terrorist attacks in Rome and the Vatican. At least two other members of the Islamic State cell are on the run.
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is against foreign intervention, and seeks diplomacy with China and Russia, a stance that has alienated him from members of his own party who may vote for Clinton, journalist Rania Khalek told RT.
ISIS has considerable manpower, heavy armor and air defenses in the Middle East and is striving to extend its reach into Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, hoping to become a “Terrorist International,” a senior Russian military officer warned.
Only Russia and the US, the two major global powers, can bring a solution to the many problems threatening peace, said Russia analyst Martin McCauley. Unless they make concessions to each other and share information the progress is unlikely to be achieved, he added.
Russia’s Defense Ministry is hosting its annual Moscow International Conference on Security, April 27-28, with top military officials and experts from around the globe discussing the fight against terrorism and other pressing security challenges.
The Syrian army has successfully repelled Al-Nusra-led counterattacks in the hills of Latakia province, preventing jihadists from regaining positions which they had lost to the government and national militia forces’ advances last month.