Western-backed Syrian rebels shaken on multiple fronts

Nov 17, 2014

Western-backed Syrian rebels shaken on multiple fronts

During a key battle in the rugged mountains of a northern province earlier this month, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels collapsed before an assault by al-Qaida fighters. Some surrendered their weapons. Others outright defected to the militants. A detailed account of the battle in Idlib, from ...

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 ...

Nov 14, 2014

Britain to seize jihadists' passports, prevent them returning home

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them from returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London’s no-fly lists. Some 500 radicalized Britons are estimated to ...

Nov 13, 2014

U.S. sailors hit by 'hood attack' in Turkey

A group of nationalist Turkish youths on Wednesday attacked three visiting U.S. sailors in Istanbul, trying to force sacks on their heads in an assault angrily condemned by the U.S. government. Several dozen members of the nationalist youth group Turkiye Genclik Birligi (Turkish Youth ...