Kamil Misiaszek

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Islamic State on recruitment spree in Russia

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The Russian province of Dagestan, a flashpoint for Islamic violence in the North Caucasus, is feeding hundreds of fighters to the Islamic State in Syria — and now some are coming back home with experience gained from the battlefield.<p>The departures mean that the region …


Iran's supreme leader endorses nuclear deal, warns of its 'weaknesses'

Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday endorsed a landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers, but warned the government to be vigilant, saying the United States cannot be trusted.<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters, endorsed the deal in a letter to moderate President …

South Asia

Iran supreme leader: Nuclear deal won't change policy to US

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday a landmark nuclear deal won't change his country's policy toward the "arrogant" U.S., making his first public speech since the Islamic Republic's historic pact with world powers.<p>Khamenei said a more wide-ranging …

South Asia

5 things to know about the Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three decades of enmity, Iran and the West have struck a historic deal aimed at keeping Tehran from building a nuclear bomb. Five things you need to know:<p>___<p>IRAN GETS TO KEEP ITS NUCLEAR PROGRAM<p>When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013, he signaled …

South Asia
Silicon Valley

How Bikes Are Helping Syrian Refugees to Safety

An unlikely northern route to freedom is only accessible on two wheels<p>While the world’s focus on the Syrian refugee crisis is fixed on the hundred thousands-strong groups of citizens fleeing across the Mediterranean to southern Europe, a small number of refugees is taking a far different route to …

Border Crossings

Refugee Crisis: David Cameron Caves To Pressure, Agrees To Settle 1,000 Syrians Before Christmas

David Cameron has bowed to pressure from church and community leaders, today announcing that the UK will take in 1,000 Syrian refugees before …

North Africa

An Iraqi Air Strike Has Killed Eight Senior ISIS Officials, Reports Say

An Iraqi air strike targeting a meeting of the militant group ISIS in western Iraq killed eight of the extremist group’s senior leaders, Reuters …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Iraqi forces and militia seize most of Baiji refinery: officials

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces and Shi’ite militia fighters recaptured most of the country’s largest oil refinery from Islamic State militants on Thursday, security officials said.<p>Shiite fighters launch a mortar round toward Islamic State militants in Baiji, north of Baghdad, October 14, …

Oil Refineries

Canada to withdraw from coalition against ISIL

Canada's prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said he told US President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, without giving a timeline.<p>Trudeau, who had promised to withdraw Canada from combat in the coalition …

Middle East

ISIS Attacks Soared in Past 3 Months, Says IHS Jane's Database

The number of average daily attacks carried out by ISIS worldwide jumped 42 percent over the past three months, according to new data published …


ISIS attacks are on the rise

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014. Reuters/Stringer IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Centre issued a report on October 22nd stating that ISIS attacks rose in the 3rd quarter of 2015 compared …

Boko Haram
Middle East
Middle East