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15 schoolgirls killed by ‘al Qaeda’ car bomb

Smoke rises from the site of a car bomb explosion in Radda town,100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the capital Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Two suicide car bombers rammed their vehicles into a Shiite rebels’ checkpoint and a house south of the Yemeni capital Tuesday, as a school bus traveling nearby killing at least 25 dead including at least 15 primary school students, Defense Ministry, rebels and witnesses. (AP Photo)

  SANAA, Yemen – Fifteen schoolgirls were killed in Yemen when their bus was caught up in a car bomb attack targeting a Shiite militia leader by suspected Al-Qaeda militants on Tuesday, officials said.   Another 10 people also died in the blast outside the home of Abdallah Idriss, a leader of the Shiite rebels […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

CIA interrogators heroes not torturers–Cheney

Dick Cheney

Former US vice president Dick Cheney on Sunday defended America’s now-banned program that tortured Al-Qaeda suspects, praising the CIA operatives who ran it as heroes.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Yemen al-Qaeda: ISIS beheadings barbarous

FILE - In this undated file image posted on Monday, June 30, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State group parade in Raqqa, Syria. In the early dawn of Nov. 2, militant leaders with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria and sealed a deal to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a prominent Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander said. Such an alliance could be a significant blow to struggling U.S-backed Syrian rebels. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

A senior military commander of al-Qaida in Yemen denounced on Monday beheadings carried out by the group’s Islamic State rivals, calling the act and its filming for propaganda purposes barbarous and asserting that U.S. drone strikes are expanding al-Qaida’s popularity in the country.

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US may send additional troops to Afghanistan next year

Afghanistan Military

The US military likely will keep a slightly larger force in Afghanistan in 2015 than first planned and American troops will have authority to come to the aid of Afghan forces if necessary, officials said Tuesday.   The United States may have to deploy hundreds of additional forces in coming months, beyond the 9,800-strong contingent […]

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN experts recommend new sanctions on terrorists

In this Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, citizen journalism image provided by an anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, rebels from al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front, sit on a truck full of ammunition at Taftanaz air base, that was captured by the rebels in Idlib province, northern Syria. AP

A United Nations (UN) panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida is recommending new sanctions that would authorize the seizure of tanker trucks carrying oil from areas in Syria and Iraq controlled by the Islamic State group or the Nusra Front.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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