Latest National security News

Iran deal tantalizingly close but US faces new hurdles

Aug. 19, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national for plotting to murder former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran....

Hong Kong political activists plead guilty amid crackdown

Aug. 18, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Authorities in Hong Kong say 29 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with “conspiracy to commit subversion” under a tough National Security Law have entered guilty pleas in court, as the Beijing government seeks to further silence opposition voices in the regional...

China, Japan officials meet amid Taiwan tensions

Aug. 18, 2022 02:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Japanese officials have met in northern China amid renewed tensions over Beijing's military threats against Taiwan and after Tokyo protested China's firing of missiles into Japan's exclusive economic zone during recent military drills. The meeting...

US officials warn of uptick in weapons smuggled to Haiti

Aug. 17, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. investigators say they have noticed an uptick in the amount and caliber of weapons being smuggled from Florida to Haiti in recent months. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security Investigations office, said agents are increasing their efforts to...

DHS watchdog rebuffs lawmakers on Secret Service testimony

Aug. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general has refused congressional requests for documents and staff testimony about the erasure of Secret Service communication related to the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, angering top Democrats who accuse him of unlawfully...

Feds agree to honor Connecticut pardons, stop deportations

Aug. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials have agreed to recognize Connecticut pardons as legally valid again and stop deporting people who have been pardoned for their crimes by a state board, reversing a hard-line stance taken by the Trump administration, authorities announced Friday. ...

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

Aug. 10, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in presumed retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed the country’s most powerful general, offering $300,000 to “eliminate” the Trump administration official, the...

Iranian operative charged in plot to murder Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iranian operative charged in plot to murder Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton.

Security expert warns UN Africa could be future IS caliphate

Aug. 09, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The threat from the Islamic State extremist group is growing by the day in Africa and the continent could be “the future of the caliphate,” an African security expert warned the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. Martin Ewi said the Islamic State “has...

Biden administration says 'Remain in Mexico' policy is over

Aug. 09, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that it ended a Trump-era policy requiring asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, hours after a judge lifted an order in effect since December that it be reinstated. The timing had...