Nov 6, 2016

Ireland checking if Irish IS supporter involved in Mosul suicide attack

Ireland’s foreign ministry is investigating reports that an Irish citizen died in a suicide attack near the Iraqi city of Mosul, a spokesman said on Saturday. The Islamic State’s (IS) al-Jazeerah province in northern Iraq on Friday said Abu Usama al-Irelandi detonated an explosive-laden ...

Nov 5, 2016

U.N. experts say 45,000 opposition fighters in Afghanistan

Fighters loyal to al-Qaida have taken on a more active supporting role for the Taliban during the current offensive in Afghanistan while the position of the Islamic State extremist group in the country “has distinctly weakened,” U.N. experts said in a report circulated Friday. ...

Nov 5, 2016

Chelsea Manning again attempts suicide in prison, attorney says

Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last ...

Nov 3, 2016

Australian police arrest two linked to Syria militants

Australian police on Thursday arrested a man believed to have fought with Syrian militants and a youth who was stopped at the border allegedly planning to join Islamic State in Syria. The pair were detained in early morning raids in Sydney, underscoring Australia’s tough ...

Nov 2, 2016

Russia declares 10-hour Aleppo 'humanitarian pause' on Friday

President Vladimir Putin has ordered a 10-hour truce on Friday in the war-ravaged Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian Defense ministry said. “A decision was made to introduce a ‘humanitarian pause’ in Aleppo on November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 19:00,” the chief of ...

Documents detail Islamic State guidelines for beards, concubines

Nov 2, 2016

Documents detail Islamic State guidelines for beards, concubines

After the Islamic State group conquered villages in northern Iraq, it spelled out in minute detail the rules of its self-proclaimed caliphate, from beard length to alms to guidelines for taking women as sex slaves. Islamic State documents and posters, obtained in villages captured ...

Malaysia signs 'landmark' deal to buy China warships

Nov 2, 2016

Malaysia signs 'landmark' deal to buy China warships

Malaysia will buy four combat vessels from China in a “landmark” defense deal, Prime Minister Najib Razak said, signaling a potential strategic shift away from the United States. The agreement marked the first time Kuala Lumpur had purchased warships from Beijing and came only ...