Jun 2, 2015

Muslims find peace in New York hamlet

Just beyond the gated entrance to the tiny Catskills community of Holy Islamberg, population 200, cows graze and ducks glide on a tranquil pond. Modest houses of wood and cinder block sit along the hamlet’s single thoroughfare, a rutted dirt road without traffic signs. ...

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

May 31, 2015

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor’s adamant refusal to do so. The president and his deputy submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau ...

May 30, 2015

Syrian Christian beheads jihadi in revenge killing

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadis in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where the ...

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

| May 30, 2015

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

The Islamic State group’s monstrous truck bombs — easy to make, hard to stop and capable of destroying a city block — are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way ...

Syria 'accepting de facto partition' of country

| May 25, 2015

Syria 'accepting de facto partition' of country

Weakened by years of war, Syria’s government appears ready for the country’s de facto partition, defending strategically important areas and leaving much of the country to rebels and jihadis, experts and diplomats say. The strategy was in evidence last week with the army’s retreat ...