Islamic State fighters come from 70 countries, analysis shows

Apr 20, 2016

Islamic State fighters come from 70 countries, analysis shows

Fighters from more than 70 nations have joined the ruthless Islamic State group, researchers said after examining thousands of records. The treasure trove came from an IS defector who handed over 11,000 personnel files to the U.S. television network NBC, although more than half ...

Taliban truck bomb in Kabul kills 30 as spring offensive kicks in

Apr 20, 2016

Taliban truck bomb in Kabul kills 30 as spring offensive kicks in

Thirty people were killed and hundreds wounded when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul and a fierce firefight broke out Tuesday, one week after the insurgents launched their annual spring offensive. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a densely crowded ...

Apr 19, 2016

Syrian regime says Assad's future not up for discussion

The Syrian government’s chief negotiator said President Bashar Assad’s future was not up for discussion at peace talks, underlining the bleak prospects for reviving U.N.-led negotiations postponed by the opposition. Bashar Ja’afari, speaking to Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen, also said his team was ...

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Apr 19, 2016

Boko Haram still a threat months after 'technical victory'

Here on the front line against Boko Haram, no one boasts of having “technically” won the war. More than four months after Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made such a claim, the extremists still crisscross international borders, avoiding direct confrontations with U.S.-backed African forces while ...

Apr 17, 2016

U.S. sends nine Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, the United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, U.S. ...