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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 executioner ‘Jihadi John’ injured in air strike―reports

Journalist Steven Sotloff and his executioner. AP File Photo

LONDON, United Kingdom―The British government on Saturday said it had received reports that “Jihadi John,” the British-accented Islamic State militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, had been injured in a US air strike. The Foreign Office could not confirm reports published in the Mail on Sunday that the masked executioner, who has […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Top US general in Iraq amid IS airstrike campaign

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey listens on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, while testifying before the House Armed Services committee hearing on the Islamic State group. AP

Iraqi state television says the chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Martin Dempsey, has arrived in Baghdad, his first visit to Iraq since a U.S.-led coalition began a campaign of airstrikes targeting the extremist Islamic State group.

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

Suicide attack kills 8 in northern Iraq

baiji, iraq map

Authorities in Iraq say a suicide truck bomb attack has killed eight people, including a senior police officer. Police officials said Saturday that the attack happened late Friday when the suicide attacker drove his bomb-laden truck into the convoy of police Lt. Gen. Faisal Malik, who was inspecting troops in the town of Beiji.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

In this Thursday, July 3, 2014 photo, an elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. AP

Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »