Syrian Islamists, courting West, say they will protect minorities

Jul 22, 2015

Syrian Islamists, courting West, say they will protect minorities

A conservative Islamist rebel group said on Tuesday it would protect Syria’s minorities, pressing a campaign in Western media to address concerns about one of the most powerful insurgent forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad. Ahrar al-Sham is an ultra orthodox Salafist group and part ...

Nigeria suicide car bombing leaves eight dead in Damaturu

Jul 21, 2015

Nigeria suicide car bombing leaves eight dead in Damaturu

Three policemen and five militants were killed on Monday by a car suicide bomb at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Damaturu, capital of Yobe state in northern Nigeria, a police spokesman said. The checkpoint is on a highway that connects the city with ...

Shooting took normally quiet Chattanooga by surprise

Jul 20, 2015

Shooting took normally quiet Chattanooga by surprise

A single “pop” cut through the quiet morning. Those who heard it had a moment to ponder the noise. On this ordinary Thursday, some thought a car had backfired, or maybe a tire had blown. Sgt. 1st Class Robert Dodge looked up from his ...

Hamas, Islamic Jihad militants targeted by Gaza car bombings

Jul 20, 2015

Hamas, Islamic Jihad militants targeted by Gaza car bombings

Five near-simultaneous explosions in Gaza on Sunday targeted members of the armed branches of Hamas and Islamic Jihad amid growing tensions between the Palestinian territory’s rulers and extremist opponents. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts that rocked an area in ...