Islamic State fighters come from 70 countries, analysis shows

Apr 20, 2016

Islamic State fighters come from 70 countries, analysis shows

Fighters from more than 70 nations have joined the ruthless Islamic State group, researchers said after examining thousands of records. The treasure trove came from an IS defector who handed over 11,000 personnel files to the U.S. television network NBC, although more than half ...

Apr 19, 2016

Syrian regime says Assad's future not up for discussion

The Syrian government’s chief negotiator said President Bashar Assad’s future was not up for discussion at peace talks, underlining the bleak prospects for reviving U.N.-led negotiations postponed by the opposition. Bashar Ja’afari, speaking to Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen, also said his team was ...

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Apr 19, 2016

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Here on the front line against Boko Haram, no one boasts of having “technically” won the war. More than four months after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made such a claim, the extremists still crisscross international borders, avoiding direct confrontations with U.S.-backed African forces while ...

Mexico's defense secretary apologizes for torture incident

Apr 17, 2016

Mexico's defense secretary apologizes for torture incident

Mexico’s defense secretary formally apologized to the country Saturday for a video-recorded incident of torture involving two soldiers and a federal police officer. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda addressed a sea of green-uniformed soldiers in a televised address that illustrated just how damaging the graphic ...