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Why Turkey Finally Made A Move Against ISIS

WASHINGTON -- Turkey made its boldest move yet against the Islamic State over the weekend.<p>It wasn't to help the U.S.-led air campaign against the group, something Turkey could do by making its strategic Incirlik Air Base available to American jets. It wasn't, as has been the case for Egypt and …

Middle East

Militants execute 56 Syrian regime soldiers at captured airbase

Islamist insurgents shoot dead 56 members of Syrian government forces in a mass execution at airbase captured from the army earlier this month in north-west Syria, says monitor<p>Islamist rebels operating in north-west Syria executed at least 56 government troops after overrunning a strategic military …

Islamic State confirmed to have used mustard gas against Kurds in Syria

American analysts confirm that Islamic State used chemical weapons on a Kurdish militia<p>The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) used mustard agent in its fight against a Kurdish militia in Syria, testing has confirmed.<p>Unnamed US government officials involved in investigating alleged chemical …

ISIL fighters bulldoze ancient Assyrian palace in Iraq

<b>Baghdad -</b> Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters have used a bulldozer to start destroying a 3,000-year-old Assyrian city near Mosul in Iraq, archaeologists and other sources have told Al Jazeera.<p>The demolition at Nimrud on Thursday comes less than a week after video was released …

Syria: senior figures in Nusra Front killed in attack

Al-Qaeda-linked group says military commander died at militant meeting, but there is no word on Abu Mohammed al-Jolani, its overall leader<p>Al-Qaeda's <b>Syrian</b> wing, the Nusra Front, announced on Thursday the death of its top military commander, whom insurgent sources said died in an air strike that …

Intel officials tight-lipped on American militant fighters back in US, admit tracking is difficult

U.S. intelligence officials declined to say Wednesday exactly how many Americans who went overseas to fight with foreign militant groups have returned to U.S. soil to pose a terror threat -- but acknowledged difficulties in identifying them and noted some have likely returned undetected.<p>“We know …

Terwijl de Amerikaanse soldaten tegen de Taliban vochten en de Amerikaanse regering honderden miljoenen aan Pakistan gaf, waren Pakistaanse inlichtingendiensten bezig de Taliban te reorganiseren, blogt Afshin Ellian: http://bit.ly/1DxbWNT

Twintig procent van alle geregistreerde verdachten van een misdrijf in Nederland was in 2013 een buitenlander. Ruim de helft van deze groep, 10 procent van alle verdachten, heeft geen vaste woon- of verblijfplaats in ons land http://buff.ly/1AMEBhr

Syrian forces make gains against rebels in country's south

Syrian forces fighting to push back opposition gains in the southern part of the country wrested control of a number of villages Friday, according to government and rebel accounts, as the military pressed an offensive south of Damascus, the capital.<p>The Syrian state news agency reported that army …

As Many As 25 ISIS Fighters Killed in Assault on Iraqi Base, Officials Say

World<p>As many as 25 ISIS fighters were killed Friday when they stormed an Iraqi military base in the hotly contested Anbar province, senior defense officials told NBC News. The ISIS group included three fighters wearing suicide vests, the officials said.<p>The ISIS attackers were dressed in Iraqi …

Damascus air strikes 'kill nearly 200 in 10 days'

<b>Air strikes by Syria's air force around Damascus have killed almost 200 people over the past 10 days, activists say.</b><p>The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the strikes were in the Ghouta green belt outside the city, particularly in the suburb of Duma.<p>Rocket attacks launched from parts …

New ISIS video shows children in class, men at 'Sharia institute'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Jordanian jets pound ISIS targets, the terror group released a video Friday that appears to send a message that life is normal in its strongholds.<p>The video, a far cry from the militants' regular footage of grisly killings, touts a new curriculum for 24 schools in the Syrian town of …

What ISIS Women Really Want

Girls can marry at 9 then stay veiled and house-bound the rest of their lives. Quilliam, the counter-terrorism organization, translates an ISIS …

ISIS fighters say constant airstrikes drove them out of Kobani

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two purported ISIS fighters interviewed for a news agency working in ISIS-held territory have given the same reason for the militants' retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani: the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes.<p>On Monday, Kurdish fighters declared that they had released the city …

Why the Apple Watch’s first apps might disappoint you

When the first iPhone came out in 2007, third-party apps were limited affairs: glorified web apps without a lot of access to the iPhone’s more advanced functionality. According to a new blog post from Eleks Labs, a developer working on an Apple Wacth Tesla app, the same could be true of third-party …

Smartwatches

U.N. Report: Islamic State Has Buried Children Alive

Just when you thought Islamic State could be no crueler, a United Nations report charges that the extremist group has buried children alive, crucified some and beheaded others.<p>The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child also reported that Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has abducted …

United Nations

ISIS expanding ‘international footprint’ with affiliates in more countries, officials warn

The Islamic State, despite being driven by Kurdish fighters from its one-time Syrian stronghold in Kobani last week, nevertheless is extending its reach well beyond Iraq and Syria, military officials and analysts warn -- represented, by some estimates, in nearly a dozen countries.<p>Lt. Gen. Vincent …

Oil slips after four-day rally on demand concerns, high stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices crashed on Wednesday, with U.S. crude losing 9 percent in one of its biggest daily routs ever, as record high oil inventories in the United States cut short a four-day rally.<p>A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, …

How the CIA and Mossad teamed up to kill Hizbollah's 'father of smoke'

US role in killing Imad Mughniyeh with a car bomb in Damascus is revealed for the first time by former officials, who say it took President George W Bush 30 seconds to approve the operation<p>The CIA and Mossad collaborated in the 2008 assassination of a senior Hizbollah leader, detonating a car bomb …

Purported ISIS message sets new deadline for prisoner handover

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could a prisoner handover spare the lives of two ISIS hostages?<p>A message purporting to be from the Islamist terror group sets a new deadline for a possible deal with the Jordanian government.<p>The latest demand: Bring convicted terrorist Sajida al-Rishawi to the Turkish border by sunset …

Jordan

Israel Tells U.N.: We 'Will Not Stand By' as Hezbollah Attacks

Israel told the U.N. it would take all measures to defend itself after an exchange of fire with Hezbollah militants that killed a Spanish peacekeeper and two IDF soldiers.<p>"Israel will not stand by as Hezbollah targets Israelis," Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said Wednesday in a letter to the …

Israel

Sydney siege victim killed by police bullets, inquest hears

<b>Sydney (CNN) —</b> Only one of the Sydney siege victims was shot by the gunman, with the second killed by fragments of police bullets fired when officers stormed the cafe, an inquest has heard.<p>The revelations, which came in the opening day of an inquest into the 16-hour siege of a central Sydney cafe, …

Injuries reported in Israel-Palestine clashes

Two separate clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian protesters, one in Gaza and one in the West bank City of Hebron, have left at least 15 people wounded.<p>At least 13 men were wounded in fighting not far from Jabaliya northeast of Gaza City, medical sources told Al Jazeera on Friday.<p>Ashraf …

Ukraine president accuses opponents of coup

Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovich has accused the opposition of staging a coup and has refused to give into demands to resign, according to AFP news agency.<p>I am not leaving the country for anywhere. I do not intend to resign. I am the legitimately elected president<p>Viktor Yanukovich, …

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

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