Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Aug 20, 2014

Top Saudi cleric calls Islamic State, al-Qaida enemies of Islam

Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam’s No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims. Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul-Aziz al-Sheik also said in his public statement that ...

Expanded U.S. strikes in Iraq include land-based bomber attacks

Aug 18, 2014

Expanded U.S. strikes in Iraq include land-based bomber attacks

The U.S. has expanded its air campaign in Iraq with attacks aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the strategic Mosul dam. The White House said President Barack Obama notified Congress on Sunday that the widened mission would be limited in duration and ...

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Aug 17, 2014

Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. A Yazidi ...

Aug 17, 2014

U.S. conducts airstrikes in Iraq near Irbil and Mosul dam

Washington REUTERS The United States on Saturday conducted airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State fighters near the Kurdish capital of Irbil and the Mosul dam, the U.S. Central Command said. The dam, Iraq’s biggest, fell under control of Islamic State militants earlier this month. ...

Aug 14, 2014

U.N. says Iraq humanitarian crisis at highest level

The United Nations on Wednesday called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, where hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been trapped in a desert mountain by the advance of Islamic militants ...