Islamic State militants attack Kurdish outposts across Iraq

Jan 31, 2015

Islamic State militants attack Kurdish outposts across Iraq

Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi killed at least 27 people. The Sunni Islamists have often battled Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias further south and ...

| Jan 31, 2015

Jihadis increasingly wary of Internet, experts say

After having used the Internet profusely for propaganda and recruitment, jihadi organizations have realized that investigators are gleaning crucial information online and are increasingly concealing their web presence, experts say. Apart from recent orders given to fighters to limit their exposure, erase the footprint ...

Jan 30, 2015

UNICEF seeks $3.1 billion aid for 'new generation' of crises

The U.N. children’s agency launched a record $3.1 billion aid appeal on Thursday to help 62 million children at risk from a “new generation” of humanitarian crises. The threats ranged from the brutal war in Syria that shows no sign of ending after nearly ...

Jan 30, 2015

Rights abuses fueled rise of Islamic militants: Human Rights Watch

Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases ...

Obama to request big hike in Pentagon's budget

Jan 28, 2015

Obama to request big hike in Pentagon's budget

President Barack Obama will ask Congress for an almost 8 percent boost in money for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Obama will ask for $534 ...

Jan 28, 2015

Journalists, Muslims say Japan is a friend, urge Goto release

Multiple organizations in Japan have issued statements on the hostage crisis. Following are selected quotes: Islamic Center Japan Japan is practically the only country in the world that did not and will not declare a WAR against any other country, including ISIS/IS, because its ...