Aug 23, 2015

Nigerian Army chief escapes Boko Haram ambush

Nigeria’s new army chief drove to the front line of the war on Boko Haram and narrowly missed an ambush that killed one soldier and wounded two. The ambushed advance team nonetheless gunned down five insurgents and arrested five on Friday’s drive down the ...

IS systematically destroying heritage sites, UNESCO chief says

Aug 22, 2015

IS systematically destroying heritage sites, UNESCO chief says

Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the “most brutal, systematic” destruction of ancient sites since World War II, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Friday after militants demolished a monastery with ancient foundations in central Syria. The world’s ...

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests Briton following murders of secular bloggers

Bangladesh’s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the “main planner” of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesmen said they arrested Touhidur Rahman, 58, and two other “active ...