At 8 AM on Monday, as students in Nigeria gathered for a school assembly, a suicide bomb attack targeted dozens of schoolboys.
Military trucks were spotted departing from the base northeast of Kurdish regional capital Arbil, presumably headed toward the Syrian battleground Kobane.
The U.S.-lead coalition is still fighting back against the Islamic State, but some officials say the coalition’s strategy is not likely to work.
Washington (AFP) — The United States said Tuesday it was “horrific” watching in real time the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobane, insisting it did not want to see the city fall to Islamic militants. The blitz on Kobane by the Islamic State group follows a three-week siege that sent 190,000 refugees streaming […]
Abdirizak Bihi is a youth leader in Minnesota who works to help young Somali Americans reject the recruitment of religious extremists.
Even with accurate air strikes and Kurdish fighters battling against IS jihadists, the Pentagon warns that there will be “no quick and easy end to the fighting.”
Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a Frenchman that was abducted from a national park in Algeria after Paris ignored their demand to cease air strikes.
The U.S. has started to implement the Obama administration’s strategy for battling IS militants, with some progress being made.
Baghdad (AFP) — The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists. But in a sign of their growing strength, a monitoring group said the jihadists had managed to bring down a Syrian warplane […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Human Rights Watch warns that some tactics of rival militias in Libya amount to war crimes. In the latest marker of Libya’s descent into chaos, a leading human rights group warned Monday that some battle tactics being employed by rival militias — looting and burning, indiscriminate fire and the […]
By Nikolaus Von Twickel, dpa MOSCOW (dpa) — A huge Russian aid convoy entered Ukraine without an escort from the Red Cross on Friday, provoking talk of an “invasion” in Kiev. Some 100 lorries had crossed the border by 2 p.m., Russian state television reported. The vehicles drove through the Izvaryne border post in Ukraine’s […]
By Patrick J. Mcdonnell, Los Angeles Times The U.N. is warning of a humanitarian “tragedy” in Iraq as thousands flee advances by Islamist militants. The United Nations is warning of a humanitarian “tragedy,” saying hundreds of thousands of civilians are fleeing the latest advances by Islamist militants in northern Iraq. In recent days, fighters of […]
By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ANTAKYA, Turkey — Militants with the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria late Thursday night, beheading dozens of soldiers and displaying their headless bodies, activists said. It is only the latest victory for the extremist group that has made rapid advances […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed by a bomb planted under his car on Wednesday, state media reported. The attack in a western suburb of Cairo, again demonstrated extremists’ ability to target high-ranking officials, often […]