Jan 20, 2015

Canadian soldiers exchange fire with Islamic State forces in Iraq

Canadian soldiers opened fire on Islamic State group extremists in Iraq over the last week in what a general said was Canada’s first ground firefight with the militants and an act of self-defense. Brig. Gen. Michael Rouleau, commander of special operations command, said Monday ...

Islamic State reaches for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State reaches for Afghanistan, Pakistan

Afghanistan and Pakistan, home to al-Qaida and Taliban militants and the focus of the longest war in U.S. history, now face a new, emerging threat from the Islamic State group, officials have told reporters. Disenchanted extremists from the Taliban and other organizations, impressed by ...

Battle for key eastern Ukrainian airport intensifies

Jan 18, 2015

Battle for key eastern Ukrainian airport intensifies

Clashes between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian rebels for control of Donetsk’s airport intensified Saturday, with explosions and heavy gunfire shaking the area throughout much of the day and at least six more people killed. Kiev rushed reinforcements to the snowy eastern front lines, while ...

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

The Islamic State group freed around 350 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority Saturday, delivering them to safety in the country’s Kurdish north. Almost all those released were elderly, disabled, or unwell, and included several infants with serious illnesses, according to a Reuters reporter who ...

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Jan 17, 2015

Dozens arrested in anti-terrorism raids across Europe

Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terrorism raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists. As anxiety soared in the wake of last week’s bloody spree ...

Jan 14, 2015

Islamic State video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies'

The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their ...

Hollande vows at police funeral France 'will never yield'

Jan 13, 2015

Hollande vows at police funeral France 'will never yield'

President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday that France will “never yield” to terror in an emotional tribute to three police officers shot dead in an Islamist killing spree, as four Jews gunned down in the attack were buried in Israel. The national anthem La Marseillaise ...