Islamic State group to mint own coins

Nov 15, 2014

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, has ordered the terrorist organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency — the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying al-Baghdadi ...

Iran touts successful test of U.S. drone replica

Nov 11, 2014

Iran touts successful test of U.S. drone replica

Iran said Monday that it has successfully tested its own version of a U.S.-made drone based on one it captured in 2011. State TV quoted Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the elite Revolutionary Guard, as saying the test was ...

Nov 5, 2014

Britain to send troops to train Iraqi forces: report

Britain is preparing to send troops to Iraq to help train local forces to fight Islamic State militants, The Times newspaper reported Wednesday. The British Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the report but said an announcement would be forthcoming. The newspaper reported ...

Nov 4, 2014

Egypt, Gulf Arab allies mulling anti-militant alliance

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait are discussing the creation of a military pact to take on Islamic militants, with the possibility of a joint force to intervene around the Middle East, The Associated Press has learned. The alliance would also ...

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

Nov 3, 2014

Canadian warplanes launch first airstrike in Iraq

Canadian warplanes involved in the U.S.-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq have launched their first airstrikes since deploying to the region. A statement from Defense Minister Rob Nicholson’s office on Sunday said two fighter jets attacked targets in the vicinity of Fallujah with ...