Aug 23, 2016

Iraq used torture to extract confessions from convicts, Amnesty says

Amnesty International on Monday condemned the hanging in Iraq of 36 men convicted of a mass killing of soldiers, saying some of their confessions were extorted under threats and torture. The watchdog called on the Iraqi authorities to establish a moratorium on executions and ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Aug 18, 2016

Cousin of Brussels attacks brothers now wanted by Belgium

Belgian authorities are hunting a cousin of the El Bakraoui brothers, who blew themselves up in the Brussels airport and metro attacks, a source close to the inquiry said Wednesday. Oussama Atar, who spent years in jail in Iraq before returning to Belgium in ...

'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 ...