U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

Jul 1, 2016

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

U.S. sailors who were captured in January after straying into Iranian waters committed basic navigational blunders, were quick to surrender and some buckled under questioning, a damning Navy probe released Thursday found. The report into the Jan. 12 incident in the Persian Gulf highlights ...

Jun 30, 2015

One year later, Islamic State's 'caliphate' extends its global reach

The Islamic State group’s so-called caliphate entered its second year Monday with the jihadis expanding their territory in Syria and Iraq and their global reach by claiming to be behind attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait. The extremist group headed by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced ...

Mar 31, 2015

U.S. leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conference

The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors’ conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year — the organization’s largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country. Earlier, Kuwait, ...

Lawyer for father of 'Jihadi John' quits the case

Mar 9, 2015

Lawyer for father of 'Jihadi John' quits the case

The Kuwaiti lawyer representing the father of alleged Islamic State group executioner “Jihadi John” said Sunday after filing lawsuits for his client that he has now withdrawn from the case. “I have decided to withdraw from the case for personal reasons,” Salem al-Hashash told ...

'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait, local reports say

Mar 1, 2015

'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwait, local reports say

Kuwaiti authorities are monitoring several relatives of “Jihadi John,” the masked knife-wielding extremist seen in execution videos released by the Islamic State group. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi live and work in the Gulf emirate where he was born, press reports said ...