Fredrik Svendsen

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Iraq crisis: RAF Tornados to be ready to join aid effort

<b>RAF Tornado jets are to be sent for possible use in the aid operation in northern Iraq, where many thousands of people are fleeing Islamist fighters.</b><p>The Ministry of Defence said the planes would leave RAF Marham in Norfolk within the next 48 hours.<p>The bombers will not have a combat role, but could …

Middle East

Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

Officials: ISIS recruiting on the rise in Sunni areas of Iraq

Abu Raad pleaded with his son not to volunteer.<p>But there was nothing he says he could say to talk his 19-year-old son out of joining ISIS, which refers to itself as the Islamic State and is formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.<p>"I don't know what they told him," Abu Raad told CNN by …

Shocking Image Of Australian Boy Holding Decapitated Head Provokes Outrage

"That's my boy."<p>Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the photo is "more evidence of just how barbaric (ISIL) is," while the Defence Minister Sen. David Johnston linked the publication to the need for new counter-terrorism laws to fight so-called home grown terrorists.<p>"I'm obviously revolted …

Officials: U.S. airstrikes pound ISIS militants firing at Iraq's Yazidis

American warplanes pounded extremist Sunni fighters in northern Iraq on Saturday in what officials described as an effort to defend minority Yazidis "being indiscriminately attacked," strikes that came just as President Barack Obama warned of an extended air campaign against the terror group.<p>The …