World Jan 16, 2020

Children of foreign IS jihadis must be repatriated, U.N. says

UN investigators on Thursday called for thousands of children of jihadis who fought for the Islamic State group to be repatriated from Syria. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said in a report that the children were in a "particularly precarious" situation since they ...

First Gaza rockets fired against Israel since Qassem Soleimani killing

World Jan 16, 2020

First Gaza rockets fired against Israel since Qassem Soleimani killing

The Israeli military said four rockets were fired Wednesday from Hamas-controlled Gaza, the first since Israel's ally the U.S. killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. "Four rockets were just fired from Gaza at Israel. Two rockets were intercepted mid-air by the Iron Dome aerial defence ...

Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Business / Tech Jan 15, 2020

Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Apple Inc. and the U.S. government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over the unlocking of iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices. Attorney General Bill Barr claimed Monday that Apple failed to ...

NATO critic Trump now floats expanding group to include Middle East

World Jan 10, 2020

NATO critic Trump now floats expanding group to include Middle East

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he supported expanding the North American Treaty Organization to include Middle Eastern nations, as the United States seeks to limit its troop footprint globally. "I think that NATO should be expanded and we should include the Middle East, ...

World Jan 10, 2020

25 soldiers killed as suspected jihadis strike Niger military

Islamic militants carried out another large assault on Niger's military Thursday, leaving at least 25 soldiers dead along with dozens of jihadis only a month after the worst attack of its kind in years, the military said. The latest violence blamed on extremists struck the ...

Al-Shabab warns of more attacks against Kenya and U.S. interests

World Jan 9, 2020

Al-Shabab warns of more attacks against Kenya and U.S. interests

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab on Wednesday warned Kenya "will never be safe," threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on U.S. interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend. The al-Qaida-linked group said its attack on Camp Simba, in which three Americans were ...