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Tony Blair: west must intervene in Iraq

Ex-PM says allies should consider military options short of sending troops after denying 2003 invasion led to Isis crisis<p>Tony Blair has urged western governments to recognise that they need to take an active role in the Middle East, saying the west should consider military options short of sending …

U.S. evacuates embassy as bombs, fighting rock Iraq

BAGHDAD – Islamic militant insurgents captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar early Monday, its mayor and residents said, striking another blow to the nation's Shiite-led government a week after it lost a vast swath of territory in the country's north.<p>The town has a population of roughly …

If Anyone Bombs Iraq, Shouldn't It Be China?

The <i>George H. W. Bush</i> and two escorts have just transited the Strait of Hormuz and are in position in the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier is now “ready for tasking,” as Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby put it.<p>What tasking does President Obama have in mind? Senator …

Syrian government retakes border town in Assad coastal heartland | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces retook Kasab on Sunday, ousting rebels from the village on the Turkish border in the coastal heartland of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite minority sect, activists and state media said.<p>Smoke rises due to what activists claimed was shelling by forces …

Mass killings documented in Iraq

BAGHDAD — As the Iraqi government bolstered Baghdad’s defenses Sunday, the Islamic militant group that captured two major cities last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers.<p>The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked …

‘Practically Speaking, Iraq Has Broken Apart’

With Baghdad’s army disintegrating and terrorists on the rampage, the son of Iraq’s president—himself a top Kurdish official—says Iraq is effectively …

Israel premier says Hamas kidnapped missing teens

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday accused the Hamas militant group of kidnapping three Israeli teenagers who disappeared over the …

Kenya attack: Mpeketoni near Lamu hit by al-Shabab raid

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1085000/1085102_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527321828_73d321bfeb6cc5075109b67c29f62123<p><b>At least 48 people have died after al-Qaeda-linked militants attacked hotels and a police station in a Kenyan coastal town, officials say.</b><p>Witnesses in …

Extremism

Terrifying execution images in Iraq; U.S. Embassy in Baghdad relocates some staff

The Iraqi air force struck back at the militant group ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killing more than 200 militants, Iraqi state TV reported Monday morning. The air raids took place in Saqlawiyah, northwest of Fallujah, according to a graphic run by state TV.<p>ISIS has been ruthlessly …

Blair’s Iraq invasion was a tragic error, and he’s mad to deny it

We cannot make the case for engagement unless we are honest about our failures<p>I have come to the conclusion that Tony Blair has finally gone mad. He wrote an essay on his website on Sunday (<b>reproduced in the Telegraph</b>) that struck me as unhinged in its refusal to face facts. In discussing the …

Deep Underground, Oceans Of Water May Be Trapped In A Crystal 'Sponge'

Science teachers may have to add a whole new layer to the water cycle.<p>Scientists have discovered evidence of a vast reservoir of water hiding up to 400 miles beneath the surface.<p>The discovery could transform our understanding of how the planet was formed, suggesting that Earth's water may have come …

Bitcoin miner's control over minting new coins creates security risks, researchers say

A single bitcoin-mining network has repeatedly supplied more than half the computational power necessary to mint new bitcoins, undermining the decentralized nature of the digital currency and creating new security concerns. <i>Ars Technica</i> reports on new research from Cornell University showing that …