Sep 2, 2015

Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad

Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said. They said the 18 are employed by Nurol Insaat, a Turkish construction company ...

Sep 2, 2015

CIA, U.S. special forces launch drone campaign in Syria: report

The CIA and U.S. special forces are carrying out a secret campaign using armed drones to target and kill Islamic State leaders in Syria, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The clandestine program is separate from America’s wider military operations against Islamic State fighters, the ...

France train gunman's parents home in Spain raided

Sep 2, 2015

France train gunman's parents home in Spain raided

Police in Spain on Tuesday searched the family home of an alleged jihadi accused of launching a foiled attack on a French express train last month. Officers searched an apartment in the southern city of Algeciras on Tuesday morning at the request of the ...

Bangkok bomb suspect detained on Thai-Cambodia border

Sep 1, 2015

Bangkok bomb suspect detained on Thai-Cambodia border

Thailand’s prime minister said a foreign man believed to be a “main suspect” in the Bangkok bombing this month was arrested Tuesday at a checkpoint on the Cambodian border, the second foreigner to be detained. The blast on Aug. 17 tore through a religious ...

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Sep 1, 2015

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Defying warnings from Washington and the fury of Afghanistan’s government, Pakistani authorities are turning a blind eye to a meeting of hundreds of Taliban supporters in a city near the Afghan border aimed at resolving a dispute over the group’s leadership following the death ...

Aug 31, 2015

Islamic State burns four Iraqi Shiite fighters alive: video

The Islamic State group strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the jihadis. The victims — identified as fighters in the pro-government Popular Mobilization forces from southern Iraq ...