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Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

Local people clash with security forces in Suruc, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, before Turkey opened its border to allow in up to 4,000 people who massed on the Turkey-Syria border, fleeing the Islamic militants’ advance on Kobani - a day after officials prevented them from crossing in and Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey, which is already host to some 1.2 million refugees from Syia, would provide the group with help on the Syrian side of the border. AP

The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 130,000, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said Monday.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Retired US general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

In this July 22, 2012 file photo, Gen. John Allen gestures during an interview with the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP

US officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 35 militants

A Pakistani youth, center, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan's tribal area of Bajur, due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, cools off under a hand pump, during a heat wave on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Pakistanis are facing a shortage of clean drinking water due to the low level of water in the country's dams. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

Pakistan’s military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent

Ayman al-Zawahri

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement on Wednesday to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent.

Posted: September 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Only days after Mosul fell, Iraqis start returning

In this June 13, 2014 file photo, An Iraqi refugee girl from Mosul stands outside her family's tent at Khazir refugee camp outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. AP File photo

Days after Iraq’s second-largest city fell to Al-Qaeda-inspired fighters, some Iraqis are already returning to Mosul, lured back by insurgents offering cheap gas and food, restoring power and water and removing traffic barricades.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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