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  • Johnny Depp's gangster role tipped in Venice for possible Oscar
    Johnny Depp's gangster role tipped in Venice for possible Oscar 4 hours ago

    Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival. More »

  • Saudi security forces kill 'terrorist' in Abqaiq - state TV 7 hours ago

    Saudi Arabian security forces killed what they called "a terrorist" who attempted to attack a security facility in the country's oil-producing Eastern Province, state television reported on Friday. Al-Ikhbariya TV cited unnamed sources as saying that there was no "terrorist organisations" in Abqaiq but a person was surrounded and killed after attacking a security man. Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter and strategic ally of the United States, has put security forces on alert for a possible militant attack on a shopping mall or energy installation, the Interior Ministry said in April. More »

  • Donald Trump Trips Up During Foreign Policy Interview
    Donald Trump Trips Up During Foreign Policy Interview 8 hours ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused a radio interviewer of asking him a "gotcha question" when he was asked about his knowledge of various militant groups and leaders in the Middle East. In Trump's sixth interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, some "commander-in-chief" questions were put to the real estate billionaire mogul by Hewitt, who asked Trump to identify the leaders of major militant groups, naming the heads of Islamic State, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and its Nusra Front wing in Syria. "Do you know the players without a scorecard yet, Donald Trump?" Hewitt asked. More »

  • What more can US do to help displaced Syrians?
    What more can US do to help displaced Syrians? 16 hours ago

    Despite criticism, the US has been involved in the humanitarian response from the early days of the civil war. More »

  • Labour leadership: What did the candidates say during debate where Yvette Cooper …
    Labour leadership: What did the candidates say during debate where Yvette Cooper … 19 hours ago

    Yvette Cooper has told Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn his plan to use Bank of England money to start a National Investment Bank to pay for infrastructure projects are "unfair" and would "fall apart". Corbyn wants to establish a fund using money printed during quantitative easing to pay for schools and hospitals across the country. Cooper urged Corbyn to abandon the economic programme if elected as leader in order to draw up an alternative to chancellor George Osborne's. "If you ditch printing money we could set out credible alternative to George Osborne," she said. More »

  • Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate'
    Head of UN investigative panel on Syria calls IS 'desperate' 23 hours ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday. More »

  • US army to keep elite military school open to women
    US army to keep elite military school open to women Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Ranger School to be kept open to women after two females completed the unit's gruelling training course for first time. More »

  • AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group. More »

  • Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards
    Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press. More »

  • Car bomb kills 10 in coastal stronghold of Syria's Assad Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state television said, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad. Latakia has so far been largely spared the violence that has ravaged Syria during more than four years of civil war in which about a quarter of a million people have been killed. In recent months, rebel attacks on government-held neighbourhoods in the capital Damascus and in Aleppo city have risen, with dozens of civilians killed or wounded. More »

  • Gunman kills two Yemeni staff of Red Cross
    Gunman kills two Yemeni staff of Red Cross Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    A gunman killed two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in the war-torn country Wednesday, the aid group said, condemning the attack as "appalling" and "brutal". More »

  • Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia
    Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion Latakia Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said. More »

  • US man appeals terror conviction Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction. More »

  • Massachusetts man appeals terror conviction Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction. More »

  • US has secret drone campaign in Syria targeting Islamic State leaders – rep … Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The CIA and US special forces are operating a coordinated, targeted assassination drone campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants, in a program that is separate from the US-led military coalition fighting the group in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report. The Washington Post reported late Tuesday that several members of the self-declared Islamic State have been killed in drone strikes carried out under the joint CIA and US anti-terror cell Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) program. More »

  • Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan
    Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday. More »

  • 'At least 50 dead' in Shebab attack on AU base: Western sources
    'At least 50 dead' in Shebab attack on AU base: Western sources Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after Shebab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, according to Western military officials. More »

  • Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader
    Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy Corbyn if he is elected leader Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Chuka Umunna has urged Labour to unite around its new leader in an apparent offer of reconciliation from the party's modernising wing to leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn. More »

  • Al-Qaeda fighters could tackle IS: Petraeus
    Al-Qaeda fighters could tackle IS: Petraeus Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus wants the United States to consider working with some members of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization to tackle the Islamic State group in Syria, he said Tuesday. More »

  • Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday. More »

  • U.S. drone kills six suspected militants in Pakistan Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A unmanned U.S. drone aircraft killed at least six suspected militants and wounded four others on Tuesday in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said. Pakistani security officials and tribal sources said attackers hit an suspected militant compound in Dattakhel, a village in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border. American drone strikes have targeted al Qaeda and other Islamist militants in Pakistan's northwestern border region for years, but there have been fewer strikes in recent months. More »

  • Friendly fire from Saudi-led coalition kills seven in Yemen - tribal source … Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Seven supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were killed on Tuesday by friendly fire from a Saudi-led air strike in north Yemen, tribal sources said, as pro-Hadi forces converged on Marib in preparation to attack Houthi fighters in the region. In the southern port city of Aden, unidentified gunmen on motorcycles shot dead two leaders of a local force allied with Hadi in separate attacks on Monday, regional officials said. Tribal sources said two members of a local force allied with Hadi were also wounded when Saudi-led jets targeted them by mistake in an area known as al-Khazzan, east of the capital Sanaa, during a clash with Houthi fighters. More »

  • Turkey tightens grip on journalists with harsh terrorism charges Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury, and a local journalist working with them in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, were detained last Thursday, with the severity of the charges provoking an outcry from human rights groups who have for years charted an erosion of press freedom in Turkey. Called “baseless and alarmingly false” by VICE News, the charges also show Turkey’s sensitivity about renewed conflict with ethnic Kurds that has surged in intensity since mid-summer. Recommended: Think you know Turkey? More »

  • Canada police bring charges against Syrian in rendition case Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer in abstentia for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center. More »

  • Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union base, many killed Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 peacekeepers, in what the AU mission called a "heinous" attack. The al Qaeda-aligned militants said one of their fighters rammed a car bomb into the base, in Janale, about 90 km (55 miles) south of the capital, Mogadishu, and then gunmen poured inside. The African Union peacekeeping mission, known as AMISOM, did not immediately release casualty figures for the attack, which came roughly a year after al Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in a U.S. air strike. More »

  • Shebab briefly seize AU base in Somalia after suicide attack
    Shebab briefly seize AU base in Somalia after suicide attack Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants briefly seized control of an African Union base Tuesday after ramming a suicide car bomb into it, the AU said, adding it had regained control. More »

  • More than 20 African Union soldiers killed in al-Shabaab attack
    More than 20 African Union soldiers killed in al-Shabaab attack Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    More than 20 African Union (AU) soldiers have been killed after Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants rammed a suicide car bomb into a base today (01 September) before storming the compound. The AU force in Somalia (AMISOM) insisted it was in control of the base in Janale district, 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Mogadishu, but eye-witnesses said the extremists had taken over the camp and were looting the weapons cache. "The base is still under AMISOM control, reports that the base has been taken over and our weapons captured are false," an AMISOM statement said. More »

  • Afghanistan: Circus brings joy to children in war-torn nation Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The project has grown so popular that it now runs centres in ten provinces and has hundreds of regular students who want to train in circus skills. Khalilullah Hameed is the trainer and project manager. Hameed believes that their shows and performances bring significant changes to Afghan children who have suffered from years of conflict. More »

  • Cultural heritage a casualty of war
    Cultural heritage a casualty of war Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Islamic State militants have destroyed two of the most important temples in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, as they press their campaign to wipe out some of the Middle East's most important heritage sites. More »

  • Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for airport bomb plot
    Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for airport bomb plot Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack aimed at causing "maximum carnage" at a Wichita airport was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison More »

  • Yemen rebels raid dozens of homes of opponents in capital
    Yemen rebels raid dozens of homes of opponents in capital Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in Yemen's capital have raided dozens of homes of political opponents and local NGO workers, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, security officials said Monday. More »

  • Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader win means 'giving up' …
    Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader win means 'giving up' … Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Andy Burnham has warned Labour activists that electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader would mean "giving up" on winning the next election. More »

  • Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance
    Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work to save ancient dance Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines' restive south. More »

  • Kurd Opposition Offers Base In Fight Against IS
    Kurd Opposition Offers Base In Fight Against IS Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The international coalition against so-called Islamic State should use Kurd-held northeastern Syria as a base of operations, the leader of Syria's Kurds has told Sky News. In an exclusive interview in the Belgian capital, Saleh Muslim, leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), also scorned Turkey's claims of fighting the jihadist extremists as "not genuine". The armed wing of the PYD, the People's Protection Units (YPG), have been a magnet for foreign volunteers in the fight against the so-called Caliphate. More »

  • Taliban Says Covering Up Mullah Omar's Death for More Than Two Years Was …
    Taliban Says Covering Up Mullah Omar's Death for More Than Two Years Was … Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Key Taliban members decided to keep the death of their leader a secret for more than two years because the war in Afghanistan was entering a critical phase and most foreign troops were preparing to withdraw at the time, the group said on Monday. News of Mullah Omar's death leaked last month amid confusion over where and when the one-eyed militant leader died, but on Monday the Taliban for the first time revealed April 23, 2013 as the date of his death. The announcement came in a document of nearly 5,000 words published on the Taliban's official website as an "introduction" to his successor, Mullah Mansour, a longtime deputy of the dead leader. More »

  • Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger in "Black Mass" is tipped in Venice as a potential Oscar winner
    Johnny Depp's gangster role tipped … AFP - 4 hours ago

    Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's … More »Johnny Depp's gangster role tipped …

    Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger in "Black Mass" is tipped in Venice as a potential Oscar winner

    Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival.

  • Saudi security forces kill 'terrorist' … Reuters - 7 hours ago

    Saudi Arabian security forces killed what they called "a terrorist" who attempted to attack a security facility in the country's oil-producing Eastern Province, state … More »Saudi security forces kill 'terrorist' …

    Saudi Arabian security forces killed what they called "a terrorist" who attempted to attack a security facility in the country's oil-producing Eastern Province, state television reported on Friday. Al-Ikhbariya TV cited unnamed sources as saying that there was no "terrorist organisations" in Abqaiq but a person was surrounded …

  • Donald Trump Trips Up During Foreign Policy Interview
    Donald Trump Trips Up During Foreign … International Business Times - 8 hours ago

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused a radio interviewer of asking him a "gotcha question" when he was asked about his knowledge of various militant … More »Donald Trump Trips Up During Foreign …

    Donald Trump Trips Up During Foreign Policy Interview

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused a radio interviewer of asking him a "gotcha question" when he was asked about his knowledge of various militant groups and leaders in the Middle East. In Trump's sixth interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, some "commander-in-chief" questions were put …

  • What more can US do to help displaced Syrians?
    What more can US do to help displaced … Al Jazeera - 16 hours ago

    Despite criticism, the US has been involved in the humanitarian response from the early days of the civil war. More »What more can US do to help displaced …

    What more can US do to help displaced Syrians?

    Despite criticism, the US has been involved in the humanitarian response from the early days of the civil war.

  • Labour leadership: What did the candidates say during debate where Yvette Cooper tore into Jermey Corbyn?
    Labour leadership: What did the candidates … International Business Times - 19 hours ago

    Yvette Cooper has told Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn his plan to use Bank of England money to start a National Investment Bank to pay for infrastructure projects … More »Labour leadership: What did the candidates …

    Labour leadership: What did the candidates say during debate where Yvette Cooper tore into Jermey Corbyn?

    Yvette Cooper has told Labour leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn his plan to use Bank of England money to start a National Investment Bank to pay for infrastructure projects are "unfair" and would "fall apart". Corbyn wants to establish a fund using money printed during quantitative easing to pay for schools and hospitals …

  • Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson/ Member Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speaks during a press conference about the launch of latest report by the Commission  to the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Sept, 3, 2015.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
    Head of UN investigative panel on Syria … Associated Press - 23 hours ago

    GENEVA (AP) — The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," … More »Head of UN investigative panel on Syria …

    Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson/ Member Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speaks during a press conference about the launch of latest report by the Commission  to the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, Sept, 3, 2015.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    GENEVA (AP) — The Islamic State group appears "desperate" and is losing ground to Kurdish fighters who are battling the radicals "on behalf of humanity," the head of a U.N. panel on Syria said Thursday.

  • US army to keep elite military school open to women
    US army to keep elite military school … Al Jazeera - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Ranger School to be kept open to women after two females completed the unit's gruelling training course for first time. More »US army to keep elite military school …

    US army to keep elite military school open to women

    Ranger School to be kept open to women after two females completed the unit's gruelling training course for first time.

  • AP Interview: Rescuer says world must … Associated Press - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs … More »AP Interview: Rescuer says world must …

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.

  • In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 photo, a man looks into the office of Pakistan's National Data and Registration Authority or NADRA which was closed by authorities in Karachi, Pakistan. Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press. The main fault in the ID scandal seems to lies with corruption in Pakistan’s NADRA, the organization that issues national ID cards. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
    Pakistan corruption lets militants get … Associated Press - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly … More »Pakistan corruption lets militants get …

    In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 photo, a man looks into the office of Pakistan's National Data and Registration Authority or NADRA which was closed by authorities in Karachi, Pakistan. Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press. The main fault in the ID scandal seems to lies with corruption in Pakistan’s NADRA, the organization that issues national ID cards. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan's top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Car bomb kills 10 in coastal stronghold … Reuters - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state … More »Car bomb kills 10 in coastal stronghold …

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded in the Syrian city of Latakia on Wednesday, state television said, in a rare attack in a coastal stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad. Latakia has so far been largely spared the violence that has ravaged …

  • Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross walk towards a plane loaded with Emergency medical aid after at the international airport in Sanaa on April 11, 2015
    Gunman kills two Yemeni staff of Red … AFP - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    A gunman killed two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in the war-torn country Wednesday, the aid group said, condemning the attack as "appalling" … More »Gunman kills two Yemeni staff of Red …

    Members of the International Committee of the Red Cross walk towards a plane loaded with Emergency medical aid after at the international airport in Sanaa on April 11, 2015

    A gunman killed two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in the war-torn country Wednesday, the aid group said, condemning the attack as "appalling" and "brutal".

  • Picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on September 2, 2015 shows people looking at the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a reported car bombing in the government-controlled coastal city of Latakia
    Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion … AFP - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media … More »Car bomb kills 10 in Syria regime bastion …

    Picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on September 2, 2015 shows people looking at the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a reported car bombing in the government-controlled coastal city of Latakia

    Ten people were killed and dozens wounded on Wednesday in a rare car bombing in the Syrian city of Latakia, the coastal bastion of President Bashar al-Assad, state media said.

  • US man appeals terror conviction Associated Press - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction. More »US man appeals terror conviction

    BOSTON (AP) — A man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction.

  • Massachusetts man appeals terror co … Associated Press - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction. More »Massachusetts man appeals terror co …

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison on terrorism-related charges is appealing his conviction.

  • US has secret drone campaign in Syria … Christian Science Monitor - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    The CIA and US special forces are operating a coordinated, targeted assassination drone campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants, in a program that is separate … More »US has secret drone campaign in Syria …

    The CIA and US special forces are operating a coordinated, targeted assassination drone campaign in Syria against Islamic State militants, in a program that is separate from the US-led military coalition fighting the group in Iraq and Syria, according to a new report. The Washington Post reported late Tuesday that several …

  • Police chief Nasir Khan Durrani salutes to police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
    Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in … Associated Press - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday. More »Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in …

    Police chief Nasir Khan Durrani salutes to police officers killed in an attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Three policemen were killed and six others injured when armed gunmen ambushed a raiding police party during a search operation in Urmar Payan area of the provincial capital, official said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday.

  • An African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldier stands guard close to destroyed vehicles  following a suicide attack which targeted a convoy of African Union troops on September 8, 2014
    'At least 50 dead' in Shebab … AFP - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after Shebab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, … More »'At least 50 dead' in Shebab …

    An African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) soldier stands guard close to destroyed vehicles  following a suicide attack which targeted a convoy of African Union troops on September 8, 2014

    At least 50 African Union soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after Shebab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia on Tuesday, according to Western military officials.

  • Jeremy Corbyn deserves the support of Labour members if elected, a senior figure said
    Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy … Press Association - Wed, Sep 2, 2015

    Chuka Umunna has urged Labour to unite around its new leader in an apparent offer of reconciliation from the party's modernising wing to leadership favourite Jeremy … More »Chuka Umunna urges Labour to back Jeremy …

    Jeremy Corbyn deserves the support of Labour members if elected, a senior figure said

    Chuka Umunna has urged Labour to unite around its new leader in an apparent offer of reconciliation from the party's modernising wing to leadership favourite Jeremy Corbyn.

  • Fighters from Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front drive in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on May 26, 2015
    Al-Qaeda fighters could tackle IS:  … AFP - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus wants the United States to consider working with some members of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization to tackle the … More »Al-Qaeda fighters could tackle IS:  …

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

    Former CIA chief and retired general David Petraeus wants the United States to consider working with some members of an Al-Qaeda-affiliated organization to tackle the Islamic State group in Syria, he said Tuesday.

  • Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig … Associated Press - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from … More »Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig …

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

  • U.S. drone kills six suspected militants … Reuters - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    A unmanned U.S. drone aircraft killed at least six suspected militants and wounded four others on Tuesday in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, … More »U.S. drone kills six suspected militants …

    A unmanned U.S. drone aircraft killed at least six suspected militants and wounded four others on Tuesday in a remote area of northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials said. Pakistani security officials and tribal sources said attackers hit an suspected militant compound in Dattakhel, a village in North Waziristan, …

  • Friendly fire from Saudi-led coalition … Reuters - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Seven supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were killed on Tuesday by friendly fire from a Saudi-led air strike in north Yemen, tribal sources said, as pro-Hadi … More »Friendly fire from Saudi-led coalition …

    Seven supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi were killed on Tuesday by friendly fire from a Saudi-led air strike in north Yemen, tribal sources said, as pro-Hadi forces converged on Marib in preparation to attack Houthi fighters in the region. In the southern port city of Aden, unidentified gunmen on motorcycles …

  • Turkey tightens grip on journalists … Christian Science Monitor - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury, and a local journalist working with them in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, were detained last Thursday, with the severity of the charges … More »Turkey tightens grip on journalists …

    Jake Hanrahan, Philip Pendlebury, and a local journalist working with them in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, were detained last Thursday, with the severity of the charges provoking an outcry from human rights groups who have for years charted an erosion of press freedom in Turkey. Called “baseless and alarmingly false” …

  • Canada police bring charges against … Associated Press - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer in abstentia for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred … More »Canada police bring charges against …

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer in abstentia for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.

  • Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union … Reuters - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 … More »Al Shabaab raids Somali African Union …

    By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Al Shabaab militants stormed an African Union base in southern Somalia on Tuesday, where they say they killed 50 peacekeepers, in what the AU mission called a "heinous" attack. The al Qaeda-aligned militants said one of their fighters rammed a car bomb into the base, …

  • A handout image made available by the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on October 6, 2014, shows a soldier belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia, standing on the top of a hill next to the al-Shabab stronghold of Barawe

    Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants briefly seized control of an African Union base Tuesday after ramming a suicide car bomb into it, the AU said, adding it had regained control.

  • More than 20 African Union soldiers … International Business Times - Tue, Sep 1, 2015
    More than 20 African Union soldiers killed in al-Shabaab attack

    More than 20 African Union (AU) soldiers have been killed after Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants rammed a suicide car bomb into a base today (01 September) before storming the compound. The AU force in Somalia (AMISOM) insisted it was in control of the base in Janale district, 80 kilometres (50 miles) …

  • Afghanistan: Circus brings joy to children … International Business Times - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The project has grown so popular that it now runs centres in ten provinces and has hundreds of regular students who want to train in circus skills. Khalilullah Hameed is the trainer and project manager. Hameed believes that their shows and performances bring significant changes to Afghan children who have suffered from …

  • A Islamic State group video screen shot from August 25, 2015, allegedly shows smoke billowing from the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

    Islamic State militants have destroyed two of the most important temples in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, as they press their campaign to wipe out some of the Middle East's most important heritage sites.

  • Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for … Associated Press - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    FILE - This file photo provided by the Sedgwick County, Kan., Clerk’s Office shows Terry Lee Loewen. Loewen, a former avionics technician who admitted plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Wichita airport, faces sentencing after striking a deal with prosecutors for a proposed 20-year imprisonment. Loewen pleaded guilty in June 2015 to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and was sentenced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 to 20 years in prison.  (Sedgwick County Clerk’s Office via AP, File)

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack aimed at causing "maximum carnage" at a Wichita airport was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison

  • Yemen rebels raid dozens of homes of … Associated Press - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Yemeni people inspect a house damaged by a Saudi air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in Yemen's capital have raided dozens of homes of political opponents and local NGO workers, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida, security officials said Monday.

  • Andy Burnham warns Jeremy Corbyn Labour … Press Association - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    In an interview for Iranian television Jeremy Corbyn suggested the assassination of the September 11 attacks' mastermind would result in deeper unrest

    Andy Burnham has warned Labour activists that electing Jeremy Corbyn as leader would mean "giving up" on winning the next election.

  • Filipino wins Magsaysay award for work … Associated Press - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    In this Aug. 2, 2015 photo, Ramon Magsaysay awardee, Filipino Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa, performs a gesture with a "Janggay" or metal claws on her hand as part of the ethnic dance style called Pangalay at her home in Antipolo, east of Manila, Philippines. Amilbangsa received the Ramon Magsaysay award, regarded as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, for "her single-minded crusade in preserving the endangered artistic heritage of southern Philippines," specifically her lifelong work to conserve and promote the ethnic dance style called Pangalay. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Amid the chimes of gongs, Ligaya Fernando Amilbangsa teaches a group of women and children the mystical moves of a centuries-old dance form she has struggled to save from oblivion in the Philippines' restive south.

  • Kurd Opposition Offers Base In Fight … Sky News - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Kurd Opposition Offers Base In Fight Against IS

    The international coalition against so-called Islamic State should use Kurd-held northeastern Syria as a base of operations, the leader of Syria's Kurds has told Sky News. In an exclusive interview in the Belgian capital, Saleh Muslim, leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), also scorned Turkey's claims of fighting …

  • Taliban Says Covering Up Mullah Omar's … International Business Times - Mon, Aug 31, 2015
    Taliban Says Covering Up Mullah Omar's Death for More Than Two Years Was Military Decision

    Key Taliban members decided to keep the death of their leader a secret for more than two years because the war in Afghanistan was entering a critical phase and most foreign troops were preparing to withdraw at the time, the group said on Monday. News of Mullah Omar's death leaked last month amid confusion over where and …