World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

Feb 14, 2017

World Press Photo award goes to AP image of Turkish assassin

As an off-duty policeman who had just assassinated Russia’s ambassador to Turkey stood in front of Burhan Ozbilici waving a gun, the veteran Associated Press photographer summoned the composure to stand his ground and keep taking pictures. “I immediately decided to do my job ...

Feb 9, 2017

U.S. kills veteran al-Qaida leader in Syria

The U.S. military said Wednesday that it had killed eleven al-Qaida operatives, including a veteran leader and suicide bombing pioneer, in a bombing raid in Syria. The Pentagon said Abu Hani al-Masri, the al-Qaida veteran, was one of those killed in the precision airstrikes ...

Feb 7, 2017

Syria's Assad sees Trump's Islamic State view as promising

Syrian President Bashar Assad said U.S. President Donald Trump prioritizing the fight against jihadis by the Islamic State group was promising although it was too early to expect any practical steps, state news agency SANA reported Tuesday. Trump has indicated he might cut U.S. ...

Iraqi forces wage psychological war using jihadi corpses

Feb 7, 2017

Iraqi forces wage psychological war using jihadi corpses

The flyblown corpses of Islamic State group militants have been rotting along a main street in north Mosul for two weeks, a health risk for passers-by. Suicide bombers’ belts beside the fighters can still explode, killing anyone nearby. But the Iraqi Army has no ...