Vladimir Putin Claimed ISIS Has Taken 700 Hostages in Syria, Including Americans—The Pentagon Says That's …

Defense Department officials pushed back on assertions made Thursday by President Vladimir Putin that suggest Islamic State militants seized roughly 700 people after an attack on a Syrian refugee camp last week. Speaking at a discussion forum in the Black…

Putin blames fatal college attack in Crimea on localization

KERCH, Crimea (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blamed a mass shooting at a college in Crimea on localization, saying a problem that began in the United States had spread around the world through online communities on the…

US officials rebut Putin ISIS hostage claims: 'fake news'

[unable to retrieve full-text content] US officials rebut Putin ISIS hostage claims: ‘fake news’  Fox News Putin blames fatal college attack in Crimea on localization  Reuters Putin: ISIS took seized hundreds of hostages, including US citizens, in Syria  New York Post The Latest:…

Putin: ISIS took seized hundreds of hostages, including US citizens, in Syria

SOCHI, Russia — President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more. Speaking in the…

US officials rebut Putin ISIS hostage claims: 'fake news'

Whatever Happened to ISIS? Squeezed by the U.S. military, the power of the terror group has shrunk. But, as Lucas Tomlinson reports, the fight is far from over. U.S. officials have rejected claims from Vladimir Putin that ISIS has taken nearly…

Putin says Russia will deploy hypersonic missiles in 'coming months,' surpassing US and China

WASHINGTON — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow will deploy hypersonic weapons in the “coming months,” a significant step that would enable the Kremlin to surpass the U.S. and China. A hypersonic weapon can travel at least five…

Putin: Russia 'ahead of competition' with latest weapons

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin hailed new missiles in Russia’s military arsenals but emphasized Thursday that the country would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. He voiced confidence that Russia could resist Western pressure…

Putin blames fatal college attack in Crimea on localisation

KERCH, Crimea (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday blamed a mass shooting at a college in Crimea on localization, saying a problem that began in the United States had spread around the world through online communities on the…

Saudi former diplomat called 'pivotal' in Khashoggi's apparent assassination

The source said that Mutreb was fully aware of “the plot” of the operation. Mutreb, who was the first secretary at the Saudi embassy in London and has been described as a colonel in Saudi intelligence, is closely connected to…

Saudi Arabia Weighs Blaming Intelligence Official for Khashoggi Killing

Saudi Arabia Weighs Blaming Intelligence Official for Khashoggi Killing Image Saudi rulers are said to be considering placing the blame for the disappearance of a dissident on Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri. CreditCreditFayez Nudeldine/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By David D. Kirkpatrick…