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CIA medics aided, complained about tactics

John Brennan

From the early stages of the CIA’s coercive interrogations of terror detainees, the agency’s health professionals were intimately involved.

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

US commandos took part in Yemen raid

A student holds a banner with Arabic that reads, "we want ink and pens not bullets and rifles," to protest against the Shiite insurgency during a rally at the University of Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. AP

U.S. special operations forces took part in a rescue mission that freed eight hostages held by al-Qaida militants in Yemen, a senior defense official said Wednesday, deepening the mystery surrounding a rare raid by American commandos in the country.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

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 »

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