• Iraq October 29, 2019 7:12 am

    ISIS Leader's Death Ushers in New Phase for the Group

    One of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s last audio messages was an appeal for his followers to do everything in their power to free Islamic State detainees and the women being held in jails and camps in northeastern Syria. With news of the extremist group’s leader’s death, Kurdish security forces worried about the possibility of attacks or rioting have been tightening security...

  • attorney July 22, 2019 10:31 pm

    Brooklyn Man, an American Citizen and Alleged ISIS Sniper, Arrested on Federal Terror Charges

    A Brooklyn man and naturalized American citizen who allegedly became an ISIS sniper and rose through the ranks of the terorr group has been arrested overseas on charges of attempting to provide material support, including training, services and personnel to a designated foreign terrorist group, federal prosecutors say.

  • The Associated Press June 18, 2019 2:27 pm

    Platini Arrested as Part of 2022 World Cup Investigation

    Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said Tuesday.

  • Iraq March 20, 2018 12:40 am

    Kuwait to Give $2 Billion in Loans, Investments for Iraq

    Kuwait’s ruling emir says his oil-rich nation will give $1 billion in loans and $1 billion in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq. Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah made the announcement on Wednesday at a summit seeking donations to help rebuild Iraq after the war against the Islamic State group.

  • Donald Trump July 18, 2017 6:43 am

    Qatar: Alleged UAE Hacking ‘Unfortunate,' Violation of Law

    Qatar, the tiny Gulf state being isolated by its neighbors, said Monday the reported involvement of the United Arab Emirates in hacking its government news site in May is “unfortunate” and a breach of agreements among the Gulf countries. The Washington Post, quoting unnamed U.S. intelligence officials, reported Sunday that the UAE orchestrated the hacking and planted a false story...

  • Afghanistan July 16, 2017 6:33 am

    ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed by US Airstrike, Pentagon Says

    The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan was killed in a U.S. airstrike on the groups’ headquarters this week, the Pentagon said Friday. Abu Sayed, the emir of ISIS in the Khorasan Province, called ISIS-K, died in Tuesday’s airstrike in Kunar Province, a region on Afghanistan’s northeast border with Pakistan. “This operation is another success in our campaign...

  • Donald Trump June 21, 2017 10:12 pm

    Trump, New Saudi Crown Prince Vow to Ease Tension with Qatar

    President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince Wednesday as the U.S. stepped up efforts to mediate a crisis between Qatar and America’s closest regional allies. The president called Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Saudi Arabia’s King Salman appointed his 31-year-old son as crown prince. The elevation places Mohammed bin Salman as first-in-line to the throne and removed...

  • Donald Trump June 7, 2017 4:17 am

    Siding Against Ally Qatar, Trump Injects US Into Arab Crisis

    President Donald Trump injected the United States into a volatile crisis among America’s Mideast allies, siding Tuesday with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar in a dispute that threatens to disrupt efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and counter Iran. In a series of early-morning tweets, Trump appeared to endorse the accusation that the small, gas-rich kingdom funds...

  • Captain March 4, 2017 11:30 am

    Yemen Strike Kills Al Qaeda Bombmaker: Officials

    The U.S. has hit Yemen with more than 30 airstrikes in less than 48 hours, according to two U.S. defense officials, and the al Qaeda targets killed include an expert bombmaker. As NBC News reports, the death of Mossad al-Adani, al Qaeda’s emir of Abyan governorate and an explosives expert, is a “blow to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula,”...

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