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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 »

IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

In this undated file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, on Monday, June 30, 2014, 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)

Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press.

Posted: November 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Basilan mayors back all-out war on Abu Sayyaf

Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

All 12 mayors of towns in the province of Basilan supported an all-out war campaign against the Abu Sayyaf urging the military to wipe out the crime group that has links with the international terror network al-Qaida.

Posted: November 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

CIA Director John Brennan, center, departs after a closed briefing with the Senate Intelligence Committee and its chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP

The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former US officials.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Australian counter-terror officer shoots man dead

Australia Terrorism

A suspected terrorist was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed Tuesday in a confrontation in Australia’s second largest city that some experts suspect is inspired by the Islamic State group’s call to supporters to wage terror in their home countries.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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