Apr 12, 2015

Man charged in US bomb plot called strange, troubled

Topeka Kansas AP John T. Booker Jr. struck others as strange or even troubled but also as a young man not shy about discussing his faith as a Muslim or debating Islamic philosophy at the mosque he attended in the central state of Kansas. ...

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen nothing short of genocide, Iran's leader claims

Apr 10, 2015

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen nothing short of genocide, Iran's leader claims

Iran’s leader on Thursday condemned as genocide the military intervention by its main regional rival, Saudi Arabia, in Yemen, escalating Tehran’s rhetoric against the two-week-old airstrike campaign. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saudi Arabia would not emerge victorious from the war in Yemen, where Iran-allied ...

Apr 9, 2015

At least 14 dead in Philippines clash with Abu Sayyaf insurgents

Eight Philippines troops died and 25 were injured after a battle with at least 250 Abu Sayyaf militants in the country’s restive south, Philippines officials said Thursday. The engagement, backed by attack helicopters and artillery fire, appeared to leave at least six militants dead. ...

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

Mar 29, 2015

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida’s branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy ...

Saudi bombs prop up failing ally in Yemen after Shiite rebel gains

Mar 27, 2015

Saudi bombs prop up failing ally in Yemen after Shiite rebel gains

Saudi Arabia led airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen as it seeks to prop up an allied government facing the loss of its last remaining stronghold. The Saudis headed a coalition of 10 Sunni-ruled nations that carried out raids around Yemen’s capital Sanaa, which ...

As U.S. exits Yemen, foes square off amid Saudi-Iran rivalry

Mar 24, 2015

As U.S. exits Yemen, foes square off amid Saudi-Iran rivalry

Yemen’s top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighboring Saudi Arabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war. With President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi seeking a comeback from the port city ...