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  • US begins armed drone flights from Turkey 3 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air base in Turkey and imposing new rules allowing the U.S. to defend rebels against attacks from any hostile force, including the Assad government. More »

  • Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor
    Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor 4 hours ago

    Little is known about the new Taliban leader except that he is reclusive, soft-spoken and a part of the core leadership. More »

  • Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north 4 hours ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said. More »

  • Yemen loyalists battle rebels for key airbase
    Yemen loyalists battle rebels for key airbase 6 hours ago

    Loyalist forces began a major offensive Monday aimed at retaking Yemen's largest airbase which is held by rebels, as troops from the Saudi-led coalition entered recaptured second city Aden. More »

  • Deaths reported amid warplane crash in Syria
    Deaths reported amid warplane crash in Syria 6 hours ago

    Monitor says more than 20 killed in Ariha, in Idlib province, at site of government air raids and subsequent jet crash. More »

  • Russian Security Forces Kill Eight Alleged ISIS Militants
    Russian Security Forces Kill Eight Alleged ISIS Militants 6 hours ago

    Russian authorities announced on Sunday that its security forces had killed eight terrorists it says were affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS), after a firefight in the North Caucasus region, west of Chechnya, according to AFP. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) made the announcement on Sunday evening after Russian forces ambushed the militants early on Sunday morning in the southern republic of Ingushetia. "According to information available to the security services, the militants killed in the operation had recently pledged allegiance and became members of the Islamic State international terrorist organization. More »

  • Troop reinforcements march on key rebel-held base in Yemen 7 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen on Monday, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared the path for their advance, military officials said. More »

  • Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis recapture Yemen's largest military base
    Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis recapture Yemen's largest military base 8 hours ago

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country's largest military base from Houthi forces on Monday after heavy combat in which dozens were killed or captured, a pro-Hadi commander said. Hadi remains in Saudi Arabia, where he fled in March as the Houthis closed in on his refuge in Aden. The Houthis had broken out of their northern strongholds and seized control of the capital Sanaa in September, plunging Yemen into another bout of conflict. More »

  • 31 dead as Syria army jet crashes in rebel-held town: monitor
    31 dead as Syria army jet crashes in rebel-held town: monitor 9 hours ago

    A Syrian army aircraft crashed during a bombing run over rebel-held Ariha on Monday, killing at least 31 people and destroying a vegetable market, a monitoring group and residents said. More »

  • Mafia Arrests Over Godfather's Secret Notes
    Mafia Arrests Over Godfather's Secret Notes 10 hours ago

    Police have arrested 11 people suspected of using coded messages to help the fugitive boss of the Sicilian mafia evade capture. Matteo Messina Denaro, also known as Diabolik, has apparently been giving orders using the traditional mafia system of pizzini - secret paper notes. One of the 11 men detained in police raids was Vito Gondola - an old-time mafioso in his 70s. More »

  • Panic in Damascus?
    Panic in Damascus? 10 hours ago

    The panoply of rebel movements appears incapable of administering a decisive blow to Assad's regime. More »

  • Syrian Jet Crashes Into Rebel-Held Market
    Syrian Jet Crashes Into Rebel-Held Market 10 hours ago

    Dozens of people in a town in northwest Syria are thought to have been killed or injured when a fighter plane crashed during an air raid. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the warplane came down in the centre of Ariha, destroying several homes and killing at least 27 people. A spokesman for the Local Coordination Committees in the area said the warplane crashed in a busy market place. More »

  • Syrian war: As neighbors seek border enclaves, a de facto partition? 12 hours ago

    The agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish some form of protected zone in northern Syria that is free of the extremist Islamic State heralds a potentially significant shift in Syria’s grueling civil war. While the details of how the countries will enforce the zone remain unclear, its implementation coincides with Syria’s acknowledgement that a long-heralded contraction of territory under its control is necessary. One country closely watching developments in northern Syria is Jordan, which, like Turkey, has taken in large numbers of Syrian refugees and watched with concern as extremist factions have rolled back Syrian army control of the country. More »

  • Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed
    Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held area, 27 killed 12 hours ago

    At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition of Islamist insurgents in May, according to the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks violence across Syria. There was no immediate reaction from the Syrian army. More »

  • U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad
    U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad 21 hours ago

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which could deepen the U.S. role in Syria's conflict, aims to shield a still-fledging group of Syrian fighters armed and trained by the United States to battle Islamic State militants -- not forces loyal to Assad. More »

  • Syria govt forces battle rebels near regime bastion: monitor
    Syria govt forces battle rebels near regime bastion: monitor Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters on Sunday pressed a counteroffensive against rebels near President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group said. More »

  • Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country
    Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda commander in country Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a provincial minister said Sunday. More »

  • Two Malian soldiers killed in ambush - military Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Armed men placed explosives on a road in a region near the Mauritanian border where Islamist militants have launched attacks in the past, the sources said. The attackers set off the devices "to stop the convoy and then opened fire at our men," one officer in the nearby town of Mopti told Reuters by telephone on Sunday. A senior military official in the capital Bamako said reinforcements have been sent to the region. More »

  • Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria
    Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    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' Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    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' Sun, Aug 2, 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. More »

  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency
    New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    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 »

  • US begins armed drone flights from  … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air … More »US begins armed drone flights from  …

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air base in Turkey and imposing new rules allowing the U.S. to defend rebels against attacks from any hostile force, including the Assad government.

  • Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor
    Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor Al Jazeera - 4 hours ago

    Little is known about the new Taliban leader except that he is reclusive, soft-spoken and a part of the core leadership. More »Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

    Profile: Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

    Little is known about the new Taliban leader except that he is reclusive, soft-spoken and a part of the core leadership.

  • Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on … Associated Press - 4 hours ago

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said. More »Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on …

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said.

  • A member of a coalition of fighters made up of local tribes, Popular Resistance Committees and supporters of the southern separatist movement, at the Al-Anad airbase on March 24, 2015
    Yemen loyalists battle rebels for key … AFP - 6 hours ago

    Loyalist forces began a major offensive Monday aimed at retaking Yemen's largest airbase which is held by rebels, as troops from the Saudi-led coalition entered recaptured … More »Yemen loyalists battle rebels for key …

    A member of a coalition of fighters made up of local tribes, Popular Resistance Committees and supporters of the southern separatist movement, at the Al-Anad airbase on March 24, 2015

    Loyalist forces began a major offensive Monday aimed at retaking Yemen's largest airbase which is held by rebels, as troops from the Saudi-led coalition entered recaptured second city Aden.

  • Deaths reported amid warplane crash in Syria
    Deaths reported amid warplane crash … Al Jazeera - 6 hours ago

    Monitor says more than 20 killed in Ariha, in Idlib province, at site of government air raids and subsequent jet crash. More »Deaths reported amid warplane crash …

    Deaths reported amid warplane crash in Syria

    Monitor says more than 20 killed in Ariha, in Idlib province, at site of government air raids and subsequent jet crash.

  • Russian Security Forces Kill Eight Alleged ISIS Militants
    Russian Security Forces Kill Eight Alleged … International Business Times - 6 hours ago

    Russian authorities announced on Sunday that its security forces had killed eight terrorists it says were affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS), after a firefight in the … More »Russian Security Forces Kill Eight Alleged …

    Russian Security Forces Kill Eight Alleged ISIS Militants

    Russian authorities announced on Sunday that its security forces had killed eight terrorists it says were affiliated with Islamic State (ISIS), after a firefight in the North Caucasus region, west of Chechnya, according to AFP. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) made the announcement on Sunday evening after …

  • Troop reinforcements march on key rebel-held … Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen on Monday, … More »Troop reinforcements march on key rebel-held …

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of pro-government troops and dozens of tanks and armored personnel carriers pushed north toward the al-Anad military base in Yemen on Monday, as Saudi-led coalition airstrikes cleared the path for their advance, military officials said.

  • Pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa
    Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis recapture … Reuters - 8 hours ago

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country's largest … More »Pro-Hadi fighters, Houthis recapture …

    Pro-Houthi activist paints graffiti during a campaign against Saudi-led air strikes on the wall of the Saudi embassy in Sanaa

    By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) - Fighters loyal to Yemen's exiled president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, bolstered by Gulf Arab support, seized the country's largest military base from Houthi forces on Monday after heavy combat in which dozens were killed or captured, a pro-Hadi commander said. Hadi remains in Saudi …

  • The Syrian regime has been accused of launching barrel bomb attacks on rebel-held areas, such as this raid on the northern city of Aleppo, on June 3, 2015
    31 dead as Syria army jet crashes in … AFP - 9 hours ago

    A Syrian army aircraft crashed during a bombing run over rebel-held Ariha on Monday, killing at least 31 people and destroying a vegetable market, a monitoring group … More »31 dead as Syria army jet crashes in …

    The Syrian regime has been accused of launching barrel bomb attacks on rebel-held areas, such as this raid on the northern city of Aleppo, on June 3, 2015

    A Syrian army aircraft crashed during a bombing run over rebel-held Ariha on Monday, killing at least 31 people and destroying a vegetable market, a monitoring group and residents said.

  • Mafia Arrests Over Godfather's Secret Notes
    Mafia Arrests Over Godfather's Secret … Sky News - 10 hours ago

    Police have arrested 11 people suspected of using coded messages to help the fugitive boss of the Sicilian mafia evade capture. Matteo Messina Denaro, also known as … More »Mafia Arrests Over Godfather's Secret …

    Mafia Arrests Over Godfather's Secret Notes

    Police have arrested 11 people suspected of using coded messages to help the fugitive boss of the Sicilian mafia evade capture. Matteo Messina Denaro, also known as Diabolik, has apparently been giving orders using the traditional mafia system of pizzini - secret paper notes. One of the 11 men detained in police raids …

  • Panic in Damascus?
    Panic in Damascus? Al Jazeera - 10 hours ago

    The panoply of rebel movements appears incapable of administering a decisive blow to Assad's regime. More »Panic in Damascus?

    Panic in Damascus?

    The panoply of rebel movements appears incapable of administering a decisive blow to Assad's regime.

  • Syrian Jet Crashes Into Rebel-Held Market
    Syrian Jet Crashes Into Rebel-Held  … Sky News - 10 hours ago

    Dozens of people in a town in northwest Syria are thought to have been killed or injured when a fighter plane crashed during an air raid. The British-based Syrian Observatory … More »Syrian Jet Crashes Into Rebel-Held  …

    Syrian Jet Crashes Into Rebel-Held Market

    Dozens of people in a town in northwest Syria are thought to have been killed or injured when a fighter plane crashed during an air raid. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the warplane came down in the centre of Ariha, destroying several homes and killing at least 27 people. A spokesman for the …

  • Syrian war: As neighbors seek border … Christian Science Monitor - 12 hours ago

    The agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish some form of protected zone in northern Syria that is free of the extremist Islamic State heralds a potentially … More »Syrian war: As neighbors seek border …

    The agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish some form of protected zone in northern Syria that is free of the extremist Islamic State heralds a potentially significant shift in Syria’s grueling civil war. While the details of how the countries will enforce the zone remain unclear, its implementation …

  • A general view shows the damage after a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha
    Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held … Reuters - 12 hours ago

    At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, … More »Syrian jet crashes into market in rebel-held …

    A general view shows the damage after a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha

    At least 27 people were killed and dozens injured when a Syrian army fighter jet crashed into a busy marketplace in the rebel-held northwestern town of Ariha on Monday, residents and witnesses said. Most of the dead were civilians on the ground in the Idlib provincial town that fell to a coalition of Islamist insurgents …

  • Fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion fires his weapon on the frontline against the forces of Syria's President Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria
    U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, … Reuters - 21 hours ago

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even … More »U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, …

    Fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion fires his weapon on the frontline against the forces of Syria's President Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials said on Sunday. The decision by President Barack Obama, which …

  • Syrian pro-government forces patrol an area in Sahl al-Ghab, in Hama province, on June 7, 2015
    Syria govt forces battle rebels near … AFP - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters on Sunday pressed a counteroffensive against rebels near President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group … More »Syria govt forces battle rebels near …

    Syrian pro-government forces patrol an area in Sahl al-Ghab, in Hama province, on June 7, 2015

    Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters on Sunday pressed a counteroffensive against rebels near President Bashar al-Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group said.

  • Pakistani security personnel gather after the killing of a shopkeeper by unidentified gunmen in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, on May 25, 2015
    Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda … AFP - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, … More »Pakistan claims killing of major Al-Qaeda …

    Pakistani security personnel gather after the killing of a shopkeeper by unidentified gunmen in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, on May 25, 2015

    Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a provincial minister said Sunday.

  • Two Malian soldiers killed in ambush … Reuters - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    Armed men placed explosives on a road in a region near the Mauritanian border where Islamist militants have launched attacks in the past, the sources said. The attackers … More »Two Malian soldiers killed in ambush …

    Armed men placed explosives on a road in a region near the Mauritanian border where Islamist militants have launched attacks in the past, the sources said. The attackers set off the devices "to stop the convoy and then opened fire at our men," one officer in the nearby town of Mopti told Reuters by telephone on Sunday. …

  • Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition Army in Syria
    Why the U.S. Can't Build an Opposition … The Atlantic - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    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 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    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 - Sun, Aug 2, 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 … 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 - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    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

    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 have stopped after the rebels abandoned their headquarters, activists said Saturday.

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

  • Osama bin Laden's relatives among … Press Association - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
    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

    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

    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

    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: How much do you know about Saudi Arabia?

  • UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed … Associated Press - Sat, Aug 1, 2015
    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

    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 …