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Germany: 5 go on trial for aiding Islamic extremist groups

Four men and one woman have gone on trial in Germany accused of supporting Islamic extremist groups in Syria.<p>Prosecutors accuse the defendants of sending funds, vehicles and new recruits to Syria to support organizations including the Islamic State group.<p>The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that …

Citing security, Davos organizers postpone Egypt conference

Organizers of the World Economic Forum, which holds an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, have postponed a similar conference planned to take place in Egypt this spring over security concerns.<p>The WEF Middle East and North Africa conference generally alternates between Jordan and Egypt from year …

Turkey: Taking in some refugees would support Syria's 'ethnic cleansing'

Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.<p>The civil war in Syria has …

Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group

They witnessed the slaughter of their families on Mount Sinjar, and then were forced by ISIS into sexual slavery. Now the “Sun Ladies” are ready to fight - for veangeance as well as survival.<p>Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have …

Syrian government, terrorists engaging in prisoner 'extermination,' UN finds

United Nations investigators say thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die as part of an “extermination” during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to amount to crimes against humanity.<p>The U.N.-backed Commission of Inquiry on Syria presented a …

Top intel official confirms ISIS made, used chemical weapons

The nation’s top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria -- calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades.<p>The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of …