New York bomber sentenced to life in prison

/ Feb 14, 2018

New York bomber sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge on Tuesday sentenced a U.S. restaurant worker to life in prison following a September 2016 bombing that wounded 31 people in Manhattan's upscale Chelsea neighborhood. Afghan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 30, was convicted at trial last October on eight counts linked to ...

U.S. tells anti-IS coalition to 'keep eyes on prize'

Feb 13, 2018

U.S. tells anti-IS coalition to 'keep eyes on prize'

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The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners on Tuesday to refocus their efforts, overcome rivalries and concentrate on the task at hand: the ...

Israel and Iran clash in Syria, in harbinger of wider war

Feb 11, 2018

Israel and Iran clash in Syria, in harbinger of wider war

In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a ...

Islamic State militants still pose world threat: U.N. experts

Feb 7, 2018

Islamic State militants still pose world threat: U.N. experts

The Islamic State extremist group still poses "a significant and evolving threat around the world" despite recent setbacks in Iraq, Syria and the southern Philippines that forced the militants to relinquish strongholds, U.N. experts said. Their report to the Security Council, circulated Tuesday, said IS ...