IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

May 1, 2016

IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said. Authorities are investigating whether the killing on Saturday of Nikhil Joarder was connected to a 2012 complaint against him for ...

Fighting rages in Aleppo; other parts of Syria calm

May 1, 2016

Fighting rages in Aleppo; other parts of Syria calm

The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day. Contested Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and ...

Iraqis storm parliament, demanding political reform

May 1, 2016

Iraqis storm parliament, demanding political reform

Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months. Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations ...

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Apr 30, 2016

Despite carnage, Syria's Aleppo left out of fighting 'freeze'

Regime aircraft pounded rebel areas of Syria’s second city Aleppo, which was left out of a deal to “freeze” fighting from Saturday despite international outrage over renewed violence. Shelling and air raids in Aleppo over the past week have killed more than 230 civilians ...

Apr 29, 2016

Nigeria, France forces to cooperate closer in fight against Boko Haram

Nigeria and France on Thursday signed an agreement on closer military cooperation, including intelligence-sharing, to strengthen the fight against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. Nigerian Defense Minister Mansur Dan Ali said the agreement was evidence of a “growing partnership” between Abuja and ...