Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Mar 2, 2015

Major offensive under way in Iraq to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Some 30,000 Iraqi troops and militia backed by aircraft pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group’s main strongholds. “Security forces are advancing on three main fronts towards Tikrit, Ad-Dawr ...

Feb 28, 2015

Canada worried as a growing number of youths join jihad

Concerned about a growing number of Canadian youths traveling overseas to join jihadis, and lacking an immediate alternative, political leaders have asked parents to keep a more watchful eye on their children for signs of extremism. “These situations are disastrous,” Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard ...

Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

Feb 27, 2015

Senate panel OK's Obama attorney general pick

Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the next U.S. attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed over her support for President Barack Obama’s immigration policies. Lynch, 55, now serves as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New ...

Feb 27, 2015

FCC adopts Net-neutrality rule backed by Obama for open Internet

U.S. regulators invoked broad powers to ensure that Web traffic for all users is treated equally, adopting net-neutrality rules that supporters say will preserve a wide-open Internet and that opponents vow to fight in court. The measure approved Thursday by the Federal Communications Commission ...

Feb 26, 2015

U.S mulling lethal aid to Ukraine; Russian response a concern

The Obama administration is still struggling with whether to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine amid concerns that such a move might only escalate Russia’s military campaign there, U.S. defense leaders told Congress Wednesday. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander, told ...