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 ...

'Freedom will come' say U.S.-led coalition leaflets dropped over Raqqa

Jul 20, 2015

'Freedom will come' say U.S.-led coalition leaflets dropped over Raqqa

A U.S.-led coalition dropped new leaflets over the de facto capital of the Islamic State group in Syria, promising those below that “freedom will come” to the region, activists said Sunday. An anti-Islamic State group called Raqqa is Being Silently Slaughtered and the Britain-based ...

Chattanooga Muslims anxious  in wake of deadly mass shooting

Jul 19, 2015

Chattanooga Muslims anxious in wake of deadly mass shooting

As the death toll rose to five, a handful of governors ordered National Guardsmen to take up arms in response to the brazen attacks on two Tennessee military sites. In Chattanooga, a city that prides itself on strong ties between people of different faiths, ...

Jul 19, 2015

Czech Foreign Ministry says five nationals are missing in Lebanon

Five Czechs and their Lebanese driver are missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Lebanese media and a security source had reported earlier Saturday that five Czech nationals were missing after their abandoned vehicle was found near Kefraya in ...

Anger in Iraq after marketplace suicide attack toll jumps to 115

Jul 18, 2015

Anger in Iraq after marketplace suicide attack toll jumps to 115

An attack by the Islamic State group on a crowded marketplace in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province has killed 115 people, including women and children, in one of the deadliest single attacks in the country in the past decade. The mostly-Shiite victims were gathered to ...