German police raid homes and mosques, arrest Tunisian suspected of planning attack

German special police forces stand guard in front of the Bilal mosque in FrankfurtMore than 1,100 German police searched 54 homes, business premises and mosques in Frankfurt and other towns in the western state of Hesse in the early hours of Wednesday and arrested a Tunisian man suspected of planning an attack, German authorities said. The 36-year-old Tunisian is suspected of recruiting for Islamic State in Germany since August 2015 and building up a network of supporters with the aim of carrying out a terrorist attack in Germany, Frankfurt’s prosecutor general said in a statement.

Former UN chief Ban won't run for South Korea presidency

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leaves after a press conference at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Ban said Wednesday that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a well-known figure from contention and further stirs the country's already tumultuous politics. (Ahn Jung-won/Yonhap via AP)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that he won’t run for South Korea’s presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure in the scramble to replace impeached President Park Geun-hye and further stirs the country’s already tumultuous politics.

ماتيس يؤكد على أهمية السعودية لأمريكا في اتصال هاتفي مع الأمير محمد بن سلمان

نقل وزير الدفاع الأمريكي، جيمز ماتيس، تعازيه لولي ولي عهد المملكة العربية السعودية ووزير الدفاع، الأمير محمد بن سلمان في مقتل البحارة السعوديين إثر هجوم انتحاري بزوارق حوثية على فرقاطة سعودية غرب ميناء الحديدة، في اتصال هاتفي مساء الثلاثاء، شدد فيه على أهمية السعودية بالنسبة لأمريكا.