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Syria's war: Who is responsible for the dying children of Rukban?

Beirut, Lebanon - There was no heating to keep the tent warm. There was no money to buy the medicine which might have saved his daughter. There was not even enough milk in the breast of the mother - suffering from...

Countdown to tourist beheadings

Police yesterday arrested five more people for the murders of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, of Norway, bringing the total in custody to 19.Ms Jespersen and Ms Ueland were...

Syrian Kurds declare Turkish threats an 'act of war' as U.S. troops dig in for long stay

Fighting against the Islamic State group in its last enclave in eastern Syria “is going very well,” a U.S. official said Saturday as U.S.-backed Syrian fighters battled the extremists on the edge of the largest...

Taliban Floggings Hint At New Crackdown On Smartphones

The scenes of a public flogging in a Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan showed two women in blue burqas kneeling nearly motionless as a man beat them over their heads and bodies with a cane.The women, whose...

The US Military’s King Air 350ER Aircraft: Quietly Effective

MC-12 arrives (click to view full) Despite all of the high-tech fighter hours flown in theater, Hawker Beechcraft’s twin-propeller King Air 350 continues to gain traction as an affordable, long-endurance option...

American Muslims 17 years after 9/11

17 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, American Muslims remain on the receiving end since 9/11/2001 but their plight has taken a new twist under President Donald Trump whose anti-Muslim policies alarmingly fomented...

US says Somalia still remains “a terrorist safe haven”

Somalia remains “a terrorist safe haven” and Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in East Africa, continues to control large areas of the country despite increased military, the US State Department concluded in its newly...

ISIL continues to pose a 'serious challenge' worldwide: UN

IRNA - Islamic Republic News AgencyNew York, Aug 24, IRNA -- Despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and is continuing its...

Trump Says He’s ‘Obliterated’ ISIS. The Terror Group Seems Not To Have Noticed.

Zohra Bensemra / Reuters Smoke rises after an airstrike during fighting in Raqqa, Syria, in August last year. WASHINGTON ― While President Donald Trump claims he has “eradicated,” “wiped out” and even “...

UN report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

The Islamic State extremist group has up to 30,000 members roughly equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida, which is much stronger in places, a...


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