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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 »

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 »

IS world’s wealthiest terror group

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. AP

The Islamic State has become the world’s wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said on Thursday.

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

Jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Syria’s Kobane

Members of the media on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, watch as smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobane, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.  AP PHOTO/LEFTERIS PITARAKIS

The Islamic State group was taking heavy losses in the Syrian battleground of Kobane Sunday as Iraqi forces fought the jihadists buoyed by US backing for top government security appointments.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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