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China Is Building A New Fleet Of Guided Missile Destroyers

The Jinan was commissioned at a naval port in eastern China. From there, the vessel will join the East China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Part of a new generation of guided missile destroyers, the Jinan will help the PLAN to expand its ability to operate in the …

Military

Taking the Crisis Out of ISIS

After four months of stalemate in the U.S.-led air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, the U.S. military finally expressed …

US claims Isis demoralised by heavy losses from air strikes

Air strikes since mid-November said to have killed senior and mid-level leaders as well as about 1,000 fighters<p>US officials claim Islamic State extremists have lost their momentum in fighting in Iraq and Syria and have been demoralised by heavy casualties inflicted by American air strikes.<p>The …

British troops to help fight against Boko Haram as SAS target Isil

British troops are being lined up for a mission to train the Nigerian army in its fight against the Islamist extremists of Boko Haram.<p>Up to 100 British soldiers are being lined up for a mission to train the Nigerian army in its fight against the Islamist extremists of Boko Haram.<p>Britain has already …

Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub

Kurdish forces in Iraq have taken more ground from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and are moving closer to the northern city of Mosul.<p>The Peshmerga, a term used by Kurds to refer to Kurdish fighters, delivered aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar on Saturday and expanded a …

Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege | Reuters

SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.<p>A Kurdish People's Protection Units …

Kurds claim to take Iraq's Sinjar town

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS militants stormed this summer causing minority Yazidis to flee into nearby mountains and spawning a humanitarian crisis.<p>The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Twitter that its …

U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.<p>Four of the Iraq strikes were near Sinjar in the north of the country, which destroyed Islamic State …

Iraqi Kurds push farther into Sinjar as air strikes destroy Isis strongholds

Thousands of Yazidis evacuated from Mt Sinjar but town ‘far from cleared’ Other targets in Iraq include Tal Afar, Ramadi, Mosul and Baiji<p>US-led forces attacked Islamic State (Isis) targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the US …

Sinjar battle: Kurds 'take control' of large area from IS

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1133000/1133206_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527236926_58e1a326049551e56b598b31408f63d2<p><b>Kurdish authorities say their Peshmerga forces have taken control of a "large area" of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants.</b><p>Iraqi …

Middle East

Kurd fighters advance against IS militants in northern Iraq town | News | DW | 21.12.2014

The Kurdish peshmerga has made substantial gains against "Islamic State" (IS) militants, taking over parts of northern Iraq's Sinjar on Sunday after …

Jihadists in retreat as Iraqi Kurds retake Mt Sinjar

Kurdish President Massoud Barzani says most of nearby city also in his forces' hands<p>Iraq’s Kurds have taken significant steps in reversing Isil’s summer gains across the homelands of the Yazidi minority, liberating Mount Sinjar and part of the nearby city.<p>In a dramatic press conference from the top …

Middle East

German author gets rare access to ISIS - CNN Video

U.S. leads 22 more air strikes against Islamic State: task force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition conducted 12 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria on Monday and 10 strikes Iraq, the U.S. military said in a statement.<p>In Iraq, the strikes hit near the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar as well as near Asad, Tal Afar, Ramdi, Mosul …

The First Western Journalist to Interview ISIS Is Home With a Terrifying Message

Jürgen Todenhöfer, the first Western journalist to be granted access to territories controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), …

Kurdish fighters face resistance from IS in Iraq

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces forged ahead with their assault Monday on a militant-held town in northern Iraq, but encountered heavy …

ISIS reportedly selling Christian artifacts, turning churches into torture chambers

The Islamic State is turning Christian churches in Iraq and Syria into dungeons and torture chambers after stripping them of priceless artifacts to sell on the black market, according to reports.<p>Ancient relics and even entire murals are being torn from the houses of worship and smuggled out through …

Women excised from public life, abused by IS

BEIRUT (AP) — The gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city of Fallujah at midday with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code for females in areas ruled by the Islamic State group.<p>"These are the winter version. Make …

Ten more strikes hit Islamic State in Syria, Iraq: U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq launched 10 more strikes against the militants on Tuesday, destroying various fighting positions, the U.S. military said in a statement.<p>The seven strikes in Syria and three in Iraq also struck a unit of Islamic …

Algerian Army Kills Leader Of Group That Beheaded Frenchman

A man who led a group that beheaded a French journalist has been killed in an attack by Algeria's military. Abdelmalek Gouri had been a wanted criminal in Algeria for nearly 20 years. His Islamic State splinter group claimed responsibility for killing hiker Herve Gourdel in September.<p>Gouri, a …

25 children killed in elementary school bombing, Syrian activists say

Dozens of children are among the latest victims of the Syrian civil war after barrel bombs fell on an elementary school Wednesday, dissidents said.<p>Syrian forces dropped the bombs on an opposition-held area of Aleppo, the country's largest city, the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria …

Protests in Mexico after claims of Guerrero student deaths

<b>Hundreds of protesters in the Mexican state of Guerrero have attacked government buildings in the capital, Chilpancingo, burning cars.</b><p>They accused the government of involvement in the murder of 43 students in the town of Iguala in September.<p>The protest came after the attorney general said gang …

Mexico

Attackers Storm Jerusalem Synagogue

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Israel

Hostages in the Sydney cafe siege: 'We’re not getting out of here'

The gunman knew his message was not getting out, and he grew suddenly more angry.<p>For hours he had roiled across the tiny cafe, erratic and unpredictable. Armed with a short-barrelled shotgun, he held his terrified captives beholden to his will.<p>Now, he saw that his dictated phone calls to media …

N.Y. cop not indicted in chokehold death - CNN.com

<b>New York (CNN)</b> -- Protesters poured onto the streets of New York late Wednesday, upset over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.<p>They marched at the same time U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that federal officials were moving ahead with a …