Apr 14, 2015

Right group's report says Syria may have used toxic chemicals in attacks

An international human rights group says evidence “strongly suggests” that Syrian government forces used toxic chemicals in several “barrel bomb” attacks in northwestern Syria last month. Human Rights Watch quoted rescue workers as saying the attacks in Idlib province from March 16 to March ...

Apr 14, 2015

One year on, hope fades for kidnapped Nigeria girls

A year after his daughters Amina and Zainab were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants with more than 200 other girls from their school dormitories in the Nigerian town of Chibok, Yakubu Maina fears he may never see them again. “Sometimes I cannot but think ...

Boko Haram abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, report says

Apr 14, 2015

Boko Haram abducted at least 2,000 women and girls, report says

Boko Haram Islamic militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 girls and women since the start of last year, turning them into cooks, sex slaves and fighters, and sometimes killing those who refused to comply, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights group’s 90-page ...

Apr 14, 2015

Jordan sentences six for waving IS flags at wedding

A Jordan court on Monday jailed six men for waving the Islamic State group’s flag and singing jihadi slogans at a wedding. The state security court sentenced two defendants to five years in prison for “carrying out acts that expose the kingdom to the ...

Apr 14, 2015

China to strengthen surveillance, security in anti-terror push

China will establish a national population database linked to ID information and credit records, state media reported late Monday, as part of a larger push to beef up surveillance and security in response to violent unrest. China has already taken a series of measures ...

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

Apr 14, 2015

Islamic State militants claim attacks on embassies in Libya

A bomb exploded at the gate of the Moroccan Embassy in the Libyan capital early on Monday, causing some damage but hurting nobody, a security official said, only hours after gunmen attacked South Korea’s mission in Tripoli. Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State said ...

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Apr 12, 2015

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Iraq’s prime minister will seek President Barack Obama’s help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight the Islamic State group during a U.S. visit this week, a senior Iraqi official said. Facing a cash crunch due to a ...

Apr 12, 2015

Jihadists attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

Islamic State militants on Saturday launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq’s largest, a senior army officer said. The jihadi group claimed it broke in but the army said the site, which has been the scene of fierce battles since IS swept ...

Apr 12, 2015

Man charged in US bomb plot called strange, troubled

Topeka Kansas AP John T. Booker Jr. struck others as strange or even troubled but also as a young man not shy about discussing his faith as a Muslim or debating Islamic philosophy at the mosque he attended in the central state of Kansas. ...