Mar 5, 2015

Turkey seeks EU help to stop migrant 'ghost ships'

Turkey is appealing to the European Union to help it combat the phenomenon of ghost ships used by smugglers to send hundreds of migrants at a time toward European shores. Turkey’s ambassador in Brussels, Selim Yenel, told EU lawmakers Wednesday that his country needs ...

U.S. military's Mosul briefing 'inaccurate': Pentagon

Mar 4, 2015

U.S. military's Mosul briefing 'inaccurate': Pentagon

A U.S. military official who briefed news media about Iraq’s upcoming offensive to retake Mosul provided inaccurate information but should never have publicly discussed war plans anyway, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday. Carter’s criticism of the February news briefing by an official ...

Mar 4, 2015

Emwazi's father says there is no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

The father of “Jihadi John” said in an interview published Wednesday that there is no proof that his son is the Islamic State executioner, adding that there are a number of “false rumors” circulating. “There is nothing that proves what is being circulated in ...

Mar 4, 2015

British former marine reported killed in Syria

A former Royal Marine has become the first British fighter to be killed battling with Kurdish forces against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights earlier told reporters a European citizen had been killed fighting ...

Mar 3, 2015

Tapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about U.K. scrutiny

Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as “Jihadi John” complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services. The tapes contained a man identified as Mohammed Emwazi describing to the Muslim advocacy group CAGE his encounters with British agents in 2009. They were ...

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Mar 3, 2015

Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq’s biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the radical Sunni Islamist militants. Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, who ...