Jul 27, 2015

Australian 'Islamic State nurse' remanded in custody

An Australian nurse who allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria was Monday remanded in custody on terrorism charges relating to carrying out guard duty and reconnaissance for the militants. Adam Brookman, a 39-year-old father of five, is accused of knowingly providing support ...

Yemeni troops fight Houthis in key town near Aden as truce looms

Jul 27, 2015

Yemeni troops fight Houthis in key town near Aden as truce looms

Saudi-backed Yemeni troops and their allies clashed with Shiite Houthi rebels in a strategic town north of the port city of Aden Sunday, security and military officials from both sides of the conflict said. The pro-government fighters had withdrawn from the town of Sabr ...

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Jul 26, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen on Saturday, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said. Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced ...

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad on Thursday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings. Carter was to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Sunni Arab tribal leaders from ...