Confusion over Trump’s first talks with foreign leader

By Alistair Bell and Ginger Gibson for Reuters | WASHINGTON | One day before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s first meeting with a foreign leader, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japanese officials said they had not finalized when or where in New York it would take place, who would be invited, or in some cases whom …

Belgian police alerted to IS fighters en route to Europe

BY PHILIP BLENKINSOP for REUTERS — Belgian police have received an anti-terror alert warning that a group of Islamic State fighters recently left Syria en route for Europe planning attacks in Belgium and France, a Belgian security source said on Wednesday. The Belgian crisis center in charge of coordinating security responses said an alert had …

Activating the Sleepers: ISIS Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

By Christoph Reuter in Beirut for Spiegel — Last week’s attacks in Brussels show that Islamic State has built up a sophisticated network of terrorists that goes well beyond al-Qaida’s capabilities. It is now able to strike using sleepers who have not yet been identified by security officials. They chose the perfect moment. Just as …