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The Most Extreme Faction Of Al Qaeda Is Winning, And It’s Leading To The Destruction Of Iraq

This over-the-top brutality is a reflection of ISIS founder Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, once one of the world's most notorious terrorists. As the founder and leader of the ISIS predecessor al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the Jordanian-born Zarqawi managed to take over vast swaths of the country during the U.S. …

Iraq, Syria conflicts merge, feed off each other

BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

Iraq forces battle rebels around oil refinery

Iraqi forces have fought fierce battles with armed rebels around the country's biggest oil refinery at Baiji, 200km north of the capital, shutting down the facility and stoking fears of a disruption in national energy supplies.<p>State TV reported that Iraqi forces backed by airplanes on Friday …

Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing …

More US troops to Iraq; special forces considered

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of …

U.S. Sending Troops to Defend the Embassy in Baghdad

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Update<p><b>6:20 p.m.:</b> There will be boots on the ground in Iraq after all.<p>White House: Up to 275 troops …

US steps up military preparations over Iraq

The US is considering drone strikes in Iraq and has sent more ships to the Gulf, as the UN said it was pulling its staff out of Baghdad following lightning advances by Sunni fighters in the north.<p>John Kerry, the secretary of state, on Monday said drone strikes were "not the whole answer" to the …

'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> What factor has the power to transform individual lives, communities, nations and the world?<p>The answer to this complex question is a simple one: education. While it is widely accepted that there is no one solution to lift the millions across our globe out of poverty, it is also equally …

Israel considering expelling Hamas leaders from West Bank to Gaza

Israel is considering expelling Hamas leaders from the West Bank to Gaza as part of its response to the kidnapping of three teenagers, which it has blamed on the Islamist group.<p>The deliberations come as Israel continued to round up members of Hamas in six West Bank towns for the third night …

Pakistan steps up offensive in tribal area

BANNU, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani jets pounded targets in the country's northwest on Monday as the military suffered its first casualties in a major …

Islamist Fighters In Iraq And Syria Keep Tweeting Pictures Of Cats

Twitter and Instagram reveal the mundane side of life as a jihadi.<p>Many of these fighters are believed to have travelled from the UK, with others coming from European countries. The location of the following people cannot be confirmed definitely, but all claim to be in Iraq or Syria.<p>Some 9.3 million …

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Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine as Kiev orders border secured | Reuters

KIEV/GORKI Russia (Reuters) - Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes for peace between the former Soviet neighbours.<p>After the weekend loss of 49 troops when pro-Russian rebels shot down a military …

There's a Huge Underground Ocean That Could Explain the Origin of Seas

Geologists have long mused about the origin of earth’s seas. Did water, for example, arrive from somewhere else — like on icy comets that struck the …

3 men escape from Canadian jail using helicopter

In a daring operation worthy of a movie, three men escaped from a Canadian jail by helicopter, prompting a massive manhunt, authorities said.<p>The men escaped from a detention center Saturday night in Quebec City.<p>"A helicopter touched down briefly in the courtyard before taking off with the three …

Israeli Soldiers Break Silence With Tales of West Bank Occupation

Before he became a paratrooper in the Israeli army, Avner Gvaryahu saw himself as a good person.<p>“I was raised in a family and in a society, in a country that educated me to be good and to help people around me, and to not look the other way when you see someone suffering,” the 29-year-old said.<p>All …

The science of leeches - video

Not too long ago, leeches were all the rage throughout Europe. Umm, ok, in America too. But to a far lesser extent. This is due to the misplaced but long-held notion that human health depended upon maintaining balance between the four humours -- black bile, yellow bile, phlegm and blood. Of all …