Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

Jun 15, 2017

Somali survivors tell of bloody restaurant siege by rebels

Somali survivors early Thursday described harrowing scenes of the night-long siege of a popular Mogadishu restaurant by al-Shabab Islamic extremists that was ended by security forces. At least 17 people, including foreigners, were dead, police and an ambulance driver said. Survivors of the attack ...

Jun 14, 2017

Qatar, cut off

The rift between Saudi Arabia and Qatar reflects a struggle for power and influence in the Persian Gulf region.

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

Jun 13, 2017

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

The siege of Mosul and targeted killings of chemical weapons experts in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State’s production capability, although the group likely retains expertise to produce small batches of sulfur mustard and chlorine agents, a London-based analysis group said ...

Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam 'set free' in Libya

Jun 11, 2017

Gadhafi's son Seif al-Islam 'set free' in Libya

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the second son and heir apparent of the late deposed Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, is said to have been freed in Libya after more than five years in captivity. The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a militia that controls the town of ...

Jun 11, 2017

Pentagon says three U.S. soldiers killed, one wounded in Afghanistan

Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon said. An Afghan official said the deaths and injury stem from an attack by an Afghan soldier, who also died. In a statement from Washington, the Pentagon didn’t provide ...