Two more Yazidi mass graves found near Sinjar

Nov 28, 2016

Two more Yazidi mass graves found near Sinjar

Two graves containing the bodies of Iraqi Yazidis believed to have been killed by the Islamic State group have been discovered in northern Iraq, a local official said. “Two mass graves were found in Um al-Shababik village,” Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil told AFP. He ...

Iraq legalizes Shiite militias

Nov 27, 2016

Iraq legalizes Shiite militias

Rekindling sectarian rivalries at a sensitive time, Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to fully legalize state-sanctioned Shiite militias long accused of abuses against minority Sunnis, adopting a legislation that promoted them to a government force empowered to “deter” security and terror threats facing the ...

Nov 26, 2016

Sweeping U.K. snooping bill becomes law

In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger. After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities — from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors — powers to look at the internet browsing records ...

Indonesian police say Islamist militant was making powerful bombs

Nov 26, 2016

Indonesian police say Islamist militant was making powerful bombs

Indonesian police said a suspected Islamic militant was making explosives more powerful than those used in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people. National Police spokesman Rikwanto said Saturday that Rio Priatna Wibawa, 23, was linked to Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian militant fighting ...

Nov 25, 2016

Kidnapped Australian doctor becomes Burkina Faso citizen

An Australian surgeon kidnapped by jihadis nearly two years ago whose whereabouts remain unknown has been declared a citizen of the West African nation, an official decree announced Wednesday. “Arthur Kenneth Elliott, born 11 November 1934 in Perth, in Australia … a surgeon” has ...

Islamic State car bomb kills 56, including 20 Iranians, in Iraq

Nov 25, 2016

Islamic State car bomb kills 56, including 20 Iranians, in Iraq

A car bomb tore through a gas station south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 56 people, including 20 Iranians, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police and hospital officials confirmed the toll and said another 45 people were wounded ...

Wildfire blamed on terrorism roars through Israeli city

Nov 25, 2016

Wildfire blamed on terrorism roars through Israeli city

A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes as the country’s leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants had intentionally set the blaze. Spreading quickly due to dry, windy weather, the ...

Nov 24, 2016

New scanners to reduce need for unpacking at airport security

Makers of scanners used in airports are testing new technology that could soon make taking liquids and laptops out of carry-on bags a thing of the past, speeding up security lines for passengers. Manufacturers such as Smiths Detection and L-3 Communications are developing and ...