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  • Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria
    Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria 13 hours ago

    Last week, the U.S. finally received some good news in Syria: After months of prevarication, Turkey announced that the American military could launch airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria from its base in Incirlik. The development signaled that Turkey, a regional power, had at last agreed to join the fight against ISIS. Earlier this week, fighters from the al-Nusra Front, an Islamist group aligned with al-Qaeda, reportedly captured the commander of Division 30, a Syrian militia that receives U.S. funding and logistical support, in the countryside north of Aleppo. More »

  • UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'
    UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate' 15 hours ago

    The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the Gulf state, prosecutors said Sunday. More »

  • Syria Qaeda branch posts video of US-trained rebels' 'capture'
    Syria Qaeda branch posts video of US-trained rebels' 'capture' 16 hours ago

    Al-Qaeda's Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against its fighters. More »

  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
    New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency 23 hours ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in a message aimed at preventing a split in the group between those who want peace and those who still believe they can win. More »

  • Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't Make Sense'
    Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't Make Sense' Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    A plane crash that killed three members of the bin Laden family "doesn't make sense", according to a pilot who regularly flies into Blackbushe Airport. Speaking to Sky News, Simon Moores explained how the Phenom 300 jet, which came down over a car auction site in Hampshire on Friday, "has every conceivable state-of-the-art safety function you can possibly imagine". He explained how the plane takes approximately 750m to 800m to land - but as Blackbushe's runway is 1,300m, there should have been no reason for the aircraft to overshoot as it arrived from Milan's Malpensa Airport. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    O’Donovan Rossa and two plane crashes in England had everyone talking today. More »

  • Syrian Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham mourns Taliban leader Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    A conservative Islamist rebel group in Syria, which has contested its hardline image in Western newspapers, mourned the death of the leader of the Taliban in a statement distributed online on Saturday. Ahrar al-Sham, which is widely described by analysts as an ultra orthodox Salafist group, expressed "deep condolence" in the Arabic statement for Mullah Omar, who Afghanistan said on Wednesday had died more than two years ago. The statement comes after Ahrar al-Sham wrote opinion pieces last month - one published by the Washington Post and another by Britain's Daily Telegraph - in which it presented itself as a Syrian national force, distancing itself from cross-border jihadist groups. More »

  • Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
    Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London and British police said Saturday. More »

  • Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday. More »

  • Highest number of Syria air strikes recorded in July
    Highest number of Syria air strikes recorded in July Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Syria conducts 6,673 air raids, highest since start of uprising in 2011, killing 791 civilians, monitoring groups says. More »

  • Osama bin Laden's relatives among plane crash dead
    Osama bin Laden's relatives among plane crash dead Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Relatives of al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden were among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a car auction site in Hampshire. More »

  • Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane Crash
    Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane Crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Members of the bin Laden family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on approach to Blackbushe airport in Hampshire, police have confirmed. In a statement, Hampshire Constabulary said: "We do believe three of the deceased to be the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all of whom are from the bin Laden family, but formal post-mortem examinations are ongoing. Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud offered his condolences to the bin Laden family in a message posted on the Saudi Embassy's official Twitter account. More »

  • Three members of bin Laden family killed in jet crash - police
    Three members of bin Laden family killed in jet crash - police Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British police said on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 jet with four people on board was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern England when it crashed at a nearby car auction site. It was not immediately clear how the victims were related to the late al Qaeda leader, whose family is one of the most prominent business dynasties in Saudi Arabia. More »

  • Qaeda-led court executes 10 in Syria's Aleppo: monitor
    Qaeda-led court executes 10 in Syria's Aleppo: monitor Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    At least 10 people were executed on Saturday in Syria's Aleppo city on the orders of a religious court dominated by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, a monitor said. More »

  • Bin Laden family members killed in private jet crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, offered his condolences to the family in a statement tweeted by the embassy late Friday. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia? More »

  • UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
    UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday. More »

  • Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma
    Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Michael Holden and Drazen Jorgic LONDON/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia. The SFO did not outline the corruption allegations against the company, whose London headquarters were searched on Wednesday. The United Nations last year called for a moratorium on any new exploration deals in Somalia, warning such agreements could fuel tensions and potentially spark new conflicts as rivals fight for resources in the fragile Horn of Africa nation. More »

  • Yemeni vice president arrives in Aden, fighting continues in country
    Yemeni vice president arrives in Aden, fighting continues in country Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, the most senior official from Yemen's exiled government to visit since local fighters drove out the Iranian-backed Houthis. Airport officials said Bahah, who is also prime minister, was accompanied by six ministers when he flew in from the Saudi capital Riyadh, where the Yemeni government had been based since President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fled a Houthi advance on Aden in March. Since then, hundreds have been killed in fierce clashes between pro-Hadi fighters, backed up by air strikes from a Saudi-led Arab alliance, and the Houthis, who have struck an alliance with supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. More »

  • Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland' …
    Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland' … Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Nearly 40 government and opposition fighters have been killed as Syrian regime forces pushed rebels back from an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's heartland, a monitor said Saturday. More »

  • Policy Blunders Cause Chaos In Middle East
    Policy Blunders Cause Chaos In Middle East Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Middle East was once the cradle of civilisation. Today it's the cauldron of conspiracy theories where locals believe they are victims of malevolent Magi driven by Machiavellian plots to shatter their peace and progress. It is absurd enough that, according to The New York Times, they were sent into Syria with no guarantee that there would be air support if attacked by the regime forces of Bashar al Assad. More »

  • For Druze in the Golan Heights, 'Syria is just an idea'
    For Druze in the Golan Heights, 'Syria is just an idea' Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Syria's civil war has frayed the ties between Druze in the Golan Heights and their brethren in Syria. More »

  • Syrian army advances on plain after rebel offensive: monitor
    Syrian army advances on plain after rebel offensive: monitor Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Syrian army and allied militia have regained control over several northwestern villages from insurgents on a plain crucial for defending costal areas that Damascus holds, a group monitoring the war said on Saturday. The military is battling insurgents including al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front and the Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham for control of Sahl al-Ghab, a plain that runs alongside the western coastal mountains as well as lying close to Hama city. The insurgents launched an attack this week in the area but the government has fought back using aerial bombardments, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. More »

  • The 9 at 9: Saturday
    The 9 at 9: Saturday Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Here’s what you need to know as you kick off the long weekend. More »

  • Osama bin Laden's relatives killed in UK plane crash
    Osama bin Laden's relatives killed in UK plane crash Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Late al-Qaeda leader's half sister and stepmother reportedly killed after plane crashes during landing at UK airport. More »

  • US and Turkey differ over post-ISIL strategy in Syria
    US and Turkey differ over post-ISIL strategy in Syria Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Ankara and Washington disagree which Syrian opposition groups should fill the vacuum after ISIL fighters are ousted. More »

  • Private jet crashes in England killing four people - police Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A private jet carrying three passengers and a pilot crashed in southern England on Friday killing all onboard, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, saying an investigation into the causes of the incident had been launched. British media said the plane was registered in Saudi Arabia and had originated in Milan, Italy. Unconfirmed British media reports said the plane had been carrying members of the family of al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, who was shot dead by U.S. forces in Pakistan in 2011. More »

  • Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody
  • No bail for man charged with trying to join Islamic State
    No bail for man charged with trying to join Islamic State Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Arafat Nagi had made an oath to the Islamic State group, outfitted himself to fight and had a one-way ticket to the Middle East at the time of his arrest, federal authorities said Friday. More »

  • Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base
    Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate launched a fierce assault on the headquarters of a US-trained rebel group Friday, while claiming responsibility for capturing members of the "moderate" force earlier this week. More »

  • Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels
    Al Qaeda in Syria says detains U.S.-trained rebels Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    By Sylvia Westall and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group. In a statement that appeared to contradict comments from the Pentagon, Nusra Front said the men it was holding had entered Syria several days earlier and had been trained under the supervision of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Pentagon has denied that any of the initial group of around 60 U.S.-trained rebels known as the "New Syrian Force" had been abducted. More »

  • Al-Qaida attacks HQ of rebel group it calls US 'agents' Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the headquarters of a rebel faction in northern Syria believed to have been trained by the U.S. government, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen, the militants and an activist group said. The Nusra Front, which has also abducted several members of the faction known as Division 30, vowed to cut off "the arms" of the American government in Syria. More »

  • Saudi soldiers killed in shelling near Yemeni border
    Saudi soldiers killed in shelling near Yemeni border Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Shelling from Yemeni side kills four troops and wounds eight others in Saudi border town of Aseer. More »

  • 'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills nine in Yemen
    'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills nine in Yemen Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into a Yemeni army checkpoint Friday, killing nine soldiers, a military source said, blaming Al-Qaeda for the attack. More »

  • Millions of Chinese people will soon hear about how great Ireland is
    Millions of Chinese people will soon hear about how great Ireland is Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    There could be an influx of visitors from the Asian country. More »

  • Al-Qaida car bombers attack Yemeni military base, killing 6 Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two al-Qaida suicide car bombers attacked a military base, killing at least six soldiers and wounding 30 others in the eastern valley of Sir in Yemen's largest province, Hadramawt, Yemeni officials said. More »

  • Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria
    Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition … The Atlantic - 13 hours ago

    Last week, the U.S. finally received some good news in Syria: After months of prevarication, Turkey announced that the American military could launch airstrikes against … More »Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition …

    Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria

    Last week, the U.S. finally received some good news in Syria: After months of prevarication, Turkey announced that the American military could launch airstrikes against Islamic State positions in Syria from its base in Incirlik. The development signaled that Turkey, a regional power, had at last agreed to join the fight …

  • The United Arab Emirates is part of the US-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against IS in Syria since September last year
    UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking … AFP - 15 hours ago

    The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the Gulf state, prosecutors … More »UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking …

    The United Arab Emirates is part of the US-led coalition that has been carrying out air strikes against IS in Syria since September last year

    The United Arab Emirates is to try 41 people for allegedly seeking to overthrow the government to set up an Islamic State group-style caliphate in the Gulf state, prosecutors said Sunday.

  • Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 26, 2015
    Syria Qaeda branch posts video of US-trained … AFP - 16 hours ago

    Al-Qaeda's Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes … More »Syria Qaeda branch posts video of US-trained …

    Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 26, 2015

    Al-Qaeda's Syria branch has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained rebel force it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against its fighters.

  • An Afghan store clerk waits for customers at a news stand where local papers carry headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
    New Afghan Taliban leader promises to … Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's … More »New Afghan Taliban leader promises to …

    An Afghan store clerk waits for customers at a news stand where local papers carry headlines about the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Taliban's controversial new leader vowed to continue fighting while urging unity among his followers in a message aimed at preventing a split in the group between those …

  • Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't Make Sense'
    Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't … Sky News - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    A plane crash that killed three members of the bin Laden family "doesn't make sense", according to a pilot who regularly flies into Blackbushe Airport. Speaking to Sky … More »Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't …

    Bin Laden Plane Crash 'Doesn't Make Sense'

    A plane crash that killed three members of the bin Laden family "doesn't make sense", according to a pilot who regularly flies into Blackbushe Airport. Speaking to Sky News, Simon Moores explained how the Phenom 300 jet, which came down over a car auction site in Hampshire on Friday, "has every conceivable state-of-the-art …

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Saturda … TheJournal.ie - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    O’Donovan Rossa and two plane crashes in England had everyone talking today. More »Here’s What Happened Today: Saturda …

    Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

    O’Donovan Rossa and two plane crashes in England had everyone talking today.

  • Syrian Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham … Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    A conservative Islamist rebel group in Syria, which has contested its hardline image in Western newspapers, mourned the death of the leader of the Taliban in a statement … More »Syrian Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham …

    A conservative Islamist rebel group in Syria, which has contested its hardline image in Western newspapers, mourned the death of the leader of the Taliban in a statement distributed online on Saturday. Ahrar al-Sham, which is widely described by analysts as an ultra orthodox Salafist group, expressed "deep condolence" …

  • The emergency services attend the scene where a private jet crashed at a car auction lot next to Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, southern England on August 1, 2015
    Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane … AFP - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London … More »Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane …

    The emergency services attend the scene where a private jet crashed at a car auction lot next to Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, southern England on August 1, 2015

    Members of Osama bin Laden's family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed into a car auction lot in Britain, Saudi Arabia's embassy in London and British police said Saturday.

  • Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after … Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government … More »Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after …

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday.

  • Highest number of Syria air strikes recorded in July
    Highest number of Syria air strikes … Al Jazeera - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Syria conducts 6,673 air raids, highest since start of uprising in 2011, killing 791 civilians, monitoring groups says. More »Highest number of Syria air strikes …

    Highest number of Syria air strikes recorded in July

    Syria conducts 6,673 air raids, highest since start of uprising in 2011, killing 791 civilians, monitoring groups says.

  • The scene of the crash where four people died after a private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames in Hampshire
    Osama bin Laden's relatives among … Press Association - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Relatives of al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden were among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a car auction site in Hampshire. More »Osama bin Laden's relatives among …

    The scene of the crash where four people died after a private jet crash-landed in a car auction site and burst into flames in Hampshire

    Relatives of al Qaida founder Osama bin Laden were among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a car auction site in Hampshire.

  • Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane Crash
    Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane … Sky News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Members of the bin Laden family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on approach to Blackbushe airport in Hampshire, police have confirmed. In a … More »Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane …

    Bin Laden Family Members Killed In Plane Crash

    Members of the bin Laden family were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on approach to Blackbushe airport in Hampshire, police have confirmed. In a statement, Hampshire Constabulary said: "We do believe three of the deceased to be the mother, sister and brother-in-law of the owner of the aircraft, all …

  • Crash investigors inspect the site of an airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe Airport
    Three members of bin Laden family killed … Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British … More »Three members of bin Laden family killed …

    Crash investigors inspect the site of an airplane crash at the British Car Auctions lot next to Blackbushe Airport

    LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Three members of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family were killed when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, British police said on Saturday. The Embraer Phenom 300 jet with four people on board was flying from Milan's Malpensa airport to Blackbushe airport in southern …

  • Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern city of Aleppo on May 26, 2015
    Qaeda-led court executes 10 in Syria's … AFP - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    At least 10 people were executed on Saturday in Syria's Aleppo city on the orders of a religious court dominated by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, a monitor  … More »Qaeda-led court executes 10 in Syria's …

    Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern city of Aleppo on May 26, 2015

    At least 10 people were executed on Saturday in Syria's Aleppo city on the orders of a religious court dominated by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, a monitor said.

  • Bin Laden family members killed in private … Christian Science Monitor - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, offered his condolences to the family in a statement tweeted by the embassy late Friday. Recommended: … More »Bin Laden family members killed in private …

    Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, offered his condolences to the family in a statement tweeted by the embassy late Friday. Recommended: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?

  • This picture taken on Friday, July 31, 2015, shows the debris of the Embraer Phenom 300 jet that crashed near the end of the runway of Blackbushe Airport, while trying to land at the airfield about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in the crash, but did not further identify the dead. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
    UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed … Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British … More »UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed …

    This picture taken on Friday, July 31, 2015, shows the debris of the Embraer Phenom 300 jet that crashed near the end of the runway of Blackbushe Airport, while trying to land at the airfield about 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of London. Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdel-Aziz, the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that family members of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were killed in the crash, but did not further identify the dead. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.

  • A sign is displayed in an unmarked Serious Fraud Office vehicle parked outside a building, in Mayfair, central London
    Serious Fraud Office investigating oil … Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Michael Holden and Drazen Jorgic LONDON/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration … More »Serious Fraud Office investigating oil …

    A sign is displayed in an unmarked Serious Fraud Office vehicle parked outside a building, in Mayfair, central London

    By Michael Holden and Drazen Jorgic LONDON/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for oil in Somalia. The SFO did not outline the corruption allegations against the company, whose London …

  • Yemen's Vice President Khaled Bahah speaks during a news conference in Riyadh
    Yemeni vice president arrives in Aden, … Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, the most senior official from … More »Yemeni vice president arrives in Aden, …

    Yemen's Vice President Khaled Bahah speaks during a news conference in Riyadh

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemeni vice president Khaled Bahah arrived in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, the most senior official from Yemen's exiled government to visit since local fighters drove out the Iranian-backed Houthis. Airport officials said Bahah, who is also prime minister, was …

  • Syrian government forces pictured in the Maysar neighbourhood of Aleppo, northern Syria on July 29, 2015
    Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes … AFP - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Nearly 40 government and opposition fighters have been killed as Syrian regime forces pushed rebels back from an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's heartland, … More »Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes …

    Syrian government forces pictured in the Maysar neighbourhood of Aleppo, northern Syria on July 29, 2015

    Nearly 40 government and opposition fighters have been killed as Syrian regime forces pushed rebels back from an area bordering President Bashar al-Assad's heartland, a monitor said Saturday.

  • Policy Blunders Cause Chaos In Middle East
    Policy Blunders Cause Chaos In Middle … Sky News - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Middle East was once the cradle of civilisation. Today it's the cauldron of conspiracy theories where locals believe they are victims of malevolent Magi driven by … More »Policy Blunders Cause Chaos In Middle …

    Policy Blunders Cause Chaos In Middle East

    The Middle East was once the cradle of civilisation. Today it's the cauldron of conspiracy theories where locals believe they are victims of malevolent Magi driven by Machiavellian plots to shatter their peace and progress. It is absurd enough that, according to The New York Times, they were sent into Syria with no guarantee …

  • For Druze in the Golan Heights, 'Syria is just an idea'
    For Druze in the Golan Heights, 'Syria … Al Jazeera - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Syria's civil war has frayed the ties between Druze in the Golan Heights and their brethren in Syria. More »For Druze in the Golan Heights, 'Syria …

    For Druze in the Golan Heights, 'Syria is just an idea'

    Syria's civil war has frayed the ties between Druze in the Golan Heights and their brethren in Syria.

  • Fighters from a coalition of rebel groups called "Jaish al Fateh" man a checkpoint on Zeyzoun thermal station, in al-Ghab plain in the Hama countryside
    Syrian army advances on plain after … Reuters - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    The Syrian army and allied militia have regained control over several northwestern villages from insurgents on a plain crucial for defending costal areas that Damascus … More »Syrian army advances on plain after …

    Fighters from a coalition of rebel groups called "Jaish al Fateh" man a checkpoint on Zeyzoun thermal station, in al-Ghab plain in the Hama countryside

    The Syrian army and allied militia have regained control over several northwestern villages from insurgents on a plain crucial for defending costal areas that Damascus holds, a group monitoring the war said on Saturday. The military is battling insurgents including al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra Front and the Islamist group …

  • The 9 at 9: Saturday
    The 9 at 9: Saturday TheJournal.ie - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Here’s what you need to know as you kick off the long weekend. More »The 9 at 9: Saturday

    The 9 at 9: Saturday

    Here’s what you need to know as you kick off the long weekend.

  • Osama bin Laden's relatives killed in UK plane crash
    Osama bin Laden's relatives killed … Al Jazeera - Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    Late al-Qaeda leader's half sister and stepmother reportedly killed after plane crashes during landing at UK airport. More »Osama bin Laden's relatives killed …

    Osama bin Laden's relatives killed in UK plane crash

    Late al-Qaeda leader's half sister and stepmother reportedly killed after plane crashes during landing at UK airport.

  • US and Turkey differ over post-ISIL strategy in Syria
    US and Turkey differ over post-ISIL … Al Jazeera - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Ankara and Washington disagree which Syrian opposition groups should fill the vacuum after ISIL fighters are ousted. More »US and Turkey differ over post-ISIL …

    US and Turkey differ over post-ISIL strategy in Syria

    Ankara and Washington disagree which Syrian opposition groups should fill the vacuum after ISIL fighters are ousted.

  • A private jet carrying three passengers and a pilot crashed in southern England on Friday killing all onboard, a spokesman for Britain's Hampshire police service said, saying an investigation into the causes of the incident had been launched. British media said the plane was registered in Saudi Arabia and had originated …

  • Going on holidays? You might have forgotten … TheJournal.ie - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Going on holidays? You might have forgotten to tell somebody

    But there’s still time.

  • No bail for man charged with trying … Associated Press - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    A law enforcement truck is parked outside the Lackawanna, N.Y., home, far left, of Arafat Nagi on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, following his arrest . Arafat, 44, is charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Arafat Nagi had made an oath to the Islamic State group, outfitted himself to fight and had a one-way ticket to the Middle East at the time of his arrest, federal authorities said Friday.

  • Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 26, 2015

    Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate launched a fierce assault on the headquarters of a US-trained rebel group Friday, while claiming responsibility for capturing members of the "moderate" force earlier this week.

  • A member of al Qaeda's Nusra Front carries his weapon as he squats in the town of the northwestern city of Ariha, after a coalition of insurgent groups seized the area in Idlib province

    By Sylvia Westall and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's Syria wing said on Friday it had detained members of a Syrian rebel group who had just returned from U.S. training, in a direct challenge to Washington's plan to train and equip insurgents to combat the hard-line Islamic State group. In a statement that appeared …

  • Al-Qaida attacks HQ of rebel group it … Associated Press - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    BEIRUT (AP) — Members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria launched an attack early Friday on the headquarters of a rebel faction in northern Syria believed to have been trained by the U.S. government, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen, the militants and an activist group said. The Nusra Front, …

  • Saudi soldiers killed in shelling near … Al Jazeera - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Saudi soldiers killed in shelling near Yemeni border

    Shelling from Yemeni side kills four troops and wounds eight others in Saudi border town of Aseer.

  • 'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills … AFP - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi man a checkpoint in the Dar Saad suburb in the southern embattled Yemeni city of Aden, July 29, 2015

    A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into a Yemeni army checkpoint Friday, killing nine soldiers, a military source said, blaming Al-Qaeda for the attack.

  • Millions of Chinese people will soon … TheJournal.ie - Fri, Jul 31, 2015
    Millions of Chinese people will soon hear about how great Ireland is

    There could be an influx of visitors from the Asian country.

  • Al-Qaida car bombers attack Yemeni military … Associated Press - Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Two al-Qaida suicide car bombers attacked a military base, killing at least six soldiers and wounding 30 others in the eastern valley of Sir in Yemen's largest province, Hadramawt, Yemeni officials said.