Nov 4, 2016

Russia makes U-turn after evicting Amnesty from Moscow office

Human rights group Amnesty International can return to the Moscow office it was evicted from this week, a Kremlin human rights adviser said on Thursday after discussing the matter with President Vladimir Putin. Amnesty has been a vocal critic of Russia over its bombing ...

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 ...

IS leader al-Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadis to fight to the end

Nov 3, 2016

IS leader al-Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadis to fight to the end

Gogjali Iraq AFP-Jiji Jihadi leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised Thursday to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a “caliphate” two years ago. The appeal was made in an audio recording released on ...

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 ...