Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

May 29, 2016

Ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard, rescued migrants say

Migrants rescued from two boats in the Mediterranean this past week told humanitarian workers in Italy that they saw another vessel carrying some 400 migrants sink, Save the Children said on Saturday. Three vessels carrying migrants already are confirmed to have sunk or capsized ...

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Islamic State

May 25, 2016

Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on Islamic State

Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria’s Raqqa province and Iraqi forces advanced in Fallujah on Tuesday, piling pressure on the jihadis in two strongholds. The twin offensives marked some of the most serious ground efforts against IS ...

Islamic State terrorist attacks in Iraq undermine faith in government

May 25, 2016

Islamic State terrorist attacks in Iraq undermine faith in government

Even as Iraq slowly claws back territory from the Islamic State group, faith in the government is crumbling among many Iraqis — particularly Shiites — who are angered by political disarray and the continual militant bombings in Baghdad. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi triumphantly announced ...