May 14, 2018

‘Dozens’ of Marines augmenting US embassy security in Turkey, Israel, Jordan

Erhan Ortac/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- "Dozens" of Marines will be augmenting embassy security in Turkey, Israel, and Jordan, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to ABC News. The news comes on the same day that the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem and at least 55 people were killed during protests in Gaza, according to Gaza's health ministry. Demonstrations against the U.S. Jerusalem embassy opening also took place on Monday in both Turkey and Jordan. According to Marine Corps spokesp..
May 14, 2018

Six months after Argentine submarine went missing, families feel ‘invisible’

Joe Goldman/ABC News (BUENOS AIRES, Argentina) -- Tuesday marks six months since the last communication was received from an Argentine submarine that vanished into the murky depths of the South Atlantic Ocean. For the families of the 44 missing crew members of the ARA San Juan, these six months have afforded little in the way of answers to their many questions: What happened? Who's responsible? What was the mission of the San Juan on that fateful voyage? Where is the wreckage? Where are the..
May 14, 2018

12 Islamist terror plots thwarted in the UK since March 2017, says spy chief

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Authorities have thwarted 12 Islamist terror plots in the United Kingdom since the Westminster attack in March 2017, bringing the total number of foiled attacks in the country since 2013 to 25, the head of the U.K.’s domestic intelligence agency said on Monday. Even though ISIS has lost ground in Syria and Iraq, the U.K. and the EU will have to work together for years to come to tackle the extremist group, said MI5 chief Andrew Parker, describing the tempo of attack ..
May 14, 2018

US embassy opens in Jerusalem amid massive protests by Palestinians in Gaza

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) -- The U.S. today officially opened its new embassy in Jerusalem amid massive protests by Palestinians. The move of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem comes five months after President Donald Trump made his blockbuster announcement of the change in December. The new diplomatic office, in what was an existing U.S. consular building, was opened in a ceremony led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and attended by Israeli and Americ..