'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

| Aug 16, 2016

'Islam for Dummies': IS recruits have poor grasp of faith

The jihadi employment form asked the new recruits to rate their knowledge of Islam on a scale of one to three. And the Islamic State group applicants, herded into a hangar somewhere at the Syria-Turkey border, turned out to be overwhelmingly deemed ignorant. The ...

15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

Aug 16, 2016

15 Guantanamo detainees sent to UAE in major transfer

Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday. The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid ...

Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll

Aug 15, 2016

Unexploded bombs extend Yemen war's deadly toll

Screams rang out through the hilltop village outside Yemen’s capital after 10-year-old Youssef al-Salmi set off a bomb he had found in a field, perhaps thinking it was a toy. He became the latest of several Yemeni civilians to be killed by unexploded ordnance ...