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Europe

'Shocked and alarmed': New York Times reporter back from Libya describes the ISIS surge there

A New York Times reporter who recently returned from covering ISIS — aka the Islamic State and ISIL — in Sirte, a coastal city in northern Libya, told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that he was "shocked and alarmed" at how much ISIS has grown there.<p>"I have to say I was personally shocked and …

Wall Street

Gambia's president declares country to be an Islamic republic

Yahya Jammeh makes further break from colonial past in country where 90% of the population is Muslim<p>The president of the Gambia has declared his country to be an an Islamic state, his office said on Saturday, the latest twist in the extraordinary career of Yahya Jammeh, who has ruled with a …

Burundi: 87 killed in worst violence since April coup attempt

Bujumbura residents say victims were shot execution-style by ‘soldiers and police’ as widespread discontent continues<p>About 87 people have been killed in Burundi in the worst outbreak of political violence since an attempted coup in April, with residents describing victims shot execution-style, some …

Africa

Baghdad calls for withdrawal of Turkish troops in northern Iraq

Iraq has appealed to the United Security Council that Turkey immediately and unconditionally remove its troops from northern Iraq. Baghdad has called the Turkish military incursion as a “flagrant violation” of international law.<p>The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, said there was no need for …

Saudi Arabian women vote for first time in local elections | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian women voted for the first time on Saturday in local council elections and also stood as candidates, a step hailed by some activists in the Islamic patriarchy as a historic change, but by others as merely symbolic.<p>“As a first step it is a great achievement. Now we …

Saudi Arabia

Belgium seeks 2 tied to Paris suspect Abdeslam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Belgian authorities Friday released pictures of two unidentified men they're seeking in connection with the probe into the fatal Paris attacks, saying they believe the two are linked to fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam.<p>One of the men also is suspected of transferring money to a woman -- …

Terrorism

Jacksonville, Florida, Police Shoot Black Teen Carrying Airsoft Gun

A black teen carrying an Airsoft gun was shot by police in Jacksonville, Florida, on Friday night after an officer mistook the 14-year-old's BB gun for a real weapon. The boy suffered a non-life-threatening injury to the leg.<p>Officers were called to a Jacksonville woman's house just after 11 p.m. …

Guns
Crime

Miami Beach Police Shoot and Kill Bank Robbery Suspect on Alton Road as Bystander Films

The confrontation started about 10:30 this morning when a hold-up alarm at the 1414 Alton Rd. Bank of America alerted police. The suspect said he was …

Law Enforcement