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Winning Baiji battle 'crucial' to routing Islamic State: Abadi

Aug 26, 2015

Winning Baiji battle 'crucial' to routing Islamic State: Abadi

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the battle over the northern town of Baiji and its refinery — Iraq’s largest — was critical to the fight against Islamic State. The town, about 190 km (120 miles) north of Baghdad, has been a battlefront for more ...

Aug 25, 2015

Fourteen arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain

At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria were arrested Tuesday in a joint operation in Morocco and Spain, authorities said. Morocco’s interior minister said that 13 people were arrested in ...

Aug 25, 2015

Russian cancels short-lived Wikipedia ban

Russia on Tuesday canceled a ban on the Russian-language Wikipedia, which barely lasted a few hours and caused a storm among Russian online users. The Russian communications watchdog sent out notifications to Internet providers late on Monday, instructing them to block access to Wikipedia ...