World Dec 14, 2019

Top Nigerian jihadi group kills four humanitarian hostages

An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said on Friday. Six people were abducted in July near the town of Damasak, in the state of Borno, where ...

Museum saved 1,000 out of 7,000 relics from Islamic State in Raqqa

World Dec 13, 2019

Museum saved 1,000 out of 7,000 relics from Islamic State in Raqqa

More than 1,000 ancient relics and mosaics were saved from Islamic State group militants when staff at the museum of the Syrian city of Raqqa managed to hide them underground and in storehouses, Syrian officials and experts said Thursday. The Syrian Kurdish-led administration in northeastern ...

World Dec 5, 2019

U.S. completes troop pullback from northeast Syria

The United States has completed its military pullback in northeastern Syria, settling into a more stable posture of about 600 troops in the rest of the country after repositioning and reducing forces, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. Esper's remarks in an interview with Reuters could ...

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

World Nov 29, 2019

Islamic State takes credit for deadly French copter collision in Mali

Islamic State group-linked fighters claimed responsibility Thursday for a helicopter collision that killed 13 French soldiers earlier this week, while France said it will reassess its military operation in West and Central Africa after its deadliest toll in nearly four decades. The Islamic State in ...

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

World Nov 26, 2019

13 French soldiers killed in helicopter collision in Mali

Two helicopters collided in midair and killed 13 French soldiers fighting Islamic extremists in Mali, France said Tuesday, in its biggest loss since its mission in West Africa's Sahel region began in 2013. The deaths draw new attention to a worrying front in the global ...