Jack Hewitt

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Isis beheads elderly chief of antiquities in ancient Syrian city, official says

Islamic State,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Bashar al-Assad<p>Khaled al-Asaad, 82, was interrogated by militants for a month before he was murdered in the ancient city<p>Islamic State militants beheaded a renowned antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his …

Middle East

Eric Pickles interview: multiculturalism is to blame for Tower Hamlets electoral fraud

Sir Eric Pickles looks every bit the diamond Tory geezer. As we sit down in a room overlooking Big Ben for his first interview since leaving the Cabinet, the 63-year-old MP for Brentwood and Ongar has dressed for the occasion: purple braces, monogramed shirt cuffs, pocket square and a golden Rolex. …

US: Only 60 Syrian rebels training to fight ISIS, number 'far lower than hoped for'

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter admits the number is much smaller than expected, after the Pentagon initially proposed a training program …

A kinder and gentler ISIS? Baghdadi reportedly bans gruesome beheading scenes

'Al-Quds Al-Arabi' reports that the Islamic State's leader wishes to "take into account the feelings of all the Muslims and children that are likely …

ISIS continues relentless campaign of horror in Iraq, Syria

Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to …

Middle East