Nov 13, 2016

Russian warship flotilla now off Syrian coast: military

A flotilla of Russian warships is now in the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast after being sent to reinforce Russia’s military in the area, a naval commander said on state television. The commander of Russia’s flagship Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, Sergei Artamonov, said ...

Iraqi forces battle waves of suicide car bombs in Mosul push

Nov 13, 2016

Iraqi forces battle waves of suicide car bombs in Mosul push

Iraqi forces battled waves of suicide car bombs on Sunday as they attempt to advance deeper into Mosul in the face of heavy resistance from the Islamic State group. Troops are converging from several fronts on the city, Iraq’s second-largest and the extremists’ last ...

France remembers the 130 killed in Paris attacks 1 year ago

Nov 13, 2016

France remembers the 130 killed in Paris attacks 1 year ago

In somber ceremonies, France is remembering the horrors of one year ago, when Islamic extremists attacked bars, restaurants and other symbols of the joyful life that Paris embodies, turning a night on the town into a spasm of violence that shook the nation to ...

Nov 12, 2016

Watchdog slams Syrian regime, Islamic State for chemical arms use

The executive body of the global chemical arms watchdog on Friday took the unprecedented step of condemning Syria and Islamic State jihadis for using toxic weapons, demanding increased inspections. The leading body of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons also voiced concern ...

Nov 11, 2016

Serbia extradites pregnant jihadi suspect, 26, to Netherlands

Serbian authorities have extradited a pregnant woman to the Netherlands who is suspected of trying to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihad fighters there. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old woman, whose identity has not been released, was arrested in Belgrade on Sept. 9 ...

20 civilian deaths blamed on coalition airstrike near Raqqa

Nov 10, 2016

20 civilian deaths blamed on coalition airstrike near Raqqa

U.S.-backed forces pressed offensives Wednesday on the Islamic State group’s strongholds in Syria and Iraq, as an airstrike by the American-led coalition reportedly killed 20 civilians near the Syrian city of Raqqa. Supported by coalition air raids, Iraqi forces have pushed into Islamic State’s ...

Russia says its warships sent Dutch sub shadowing carrier group packing

Nov 10, 2016

Russia says its warships sent Dutch sub shadowing carrier group packing

Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday drove away a Dutch submarine shadowing the squadron, the military said. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said two Russian navy destroyers spotted the Walrus-class submarine Wednesday while it was 20 km (some ...