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Syrian Kurds retake northern villages from Islamic State: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday.<p>Intensified air strikes across northern Syria …

Islamic State 'attacks Syrian town of Tal Abyad'

<b>Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, which they lost to Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, activists say.</b><p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said IS had seized a district of the town, which is on the Turkish border.<p>The loss of Tal Abyad was a …

Human Rights

Kurds say Kobani is secure after Islamic State siege

Kurdish fighters say they have fully secured the Syrian border town of Kobani and killed more than 60 Islamic State (Isis) militants, two days after the group attacked it with suicide bombers.<p>Redur Xelil, spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, said about eight members of Isis had also …

Kurdish forces drive Isil fighters out of Syrian border town

Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from the Syrian border town of Kobane, two days after the jihadists had seized several neighbourhoods<p>Kurdish forces have taken full control of Kobane, three days after Islamic State (Isil) militants launched one of their deadliest massacres of the …

Battlefield setbacks aren't stopping ISIS from killing on a massive scale

In Tunisia, gunmen killed 39 people at a beach resort in Sousse, a coastal city south of Tunis. In Kuwait, a suicide bombing at a Shia mosque killed 27. In France, a jihadist sympathizer beheaded a man at a factory in Lyon. And in Kobane, a strategic city along the Syrian-Turkish border, ISIS …

Australian ISIS doctor: 'I have no concern if you cancel my passport'

Notorious Australian doctor Tareq Kamleh — sometimes known as Abu Yousef Al-Australie after he travelled to Syria to join the Islamic State — has …

Australia

Islamic State launches wave of suicide attacks on Iraqi troops

More than 17 troops killed in co-ordinate attack as army tries to retake key city<p>Islamic State jihadists have unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting pro-government troops in western <b>Anbar</b>, a day after Baghdad launched a new offensive to drive them from the province.<p>Up to 17 soldiers were …

Syria says wants more Iraqi coordination in Islamic State fight

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Damascus wants more coordination with Baghdad to combat Islamic State fighters who control land in both countries, Syria’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, days after the group seized a border crossing and overran a central Syrian city.<p>Residents walk in Palmyra city May 19, …

Middle East

Iraqi forces, ISIS militants clash in Anbar operation

<b>Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) —</b> ISIS militants killed 30 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq's key Anbar province, security officials told CNN on Wednesday, a day after the launch of a major operation to liberate Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS.<p>The deaths occurred when three ISIS …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Arab coalition vows 'harsh response' to Yemen's Houthis

A spokesman for the Arab forces has vowed that the coalition would deliver a "harsh response" to Yemen's Houthis following attacks on Saudi citizens, and will not be bound by any restrictions.<p>"The equation is different, the confrontation is different, and they will pay a harsh and expensive price," …

Hezbollah vows to attack al-Nusra rebels 'inside Syria'

<b>Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says his Lebanon-based Shia group will attack Sunni militants from al-Nusra Front along the border with Syria.</b><p>Mr Nasrallah said al-Nusra units based in the Qalamoun Mountains would be targeted, but did not specify when.<p>He said the group, which has launched a series …

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Texas Attack

ISIS supporters claimed responsibility Tuesday for the Sunday's attack at a Muhammad Drawing Contest in Garland, Texas and called the gunmen "soldiers of the caliphate." Authorities shot and killed the two gunmen Sunday after they wounded a safety officer.<p>Police Chief Mitch Bates also told …

'Draw Muhammad' Contest Shooting: Two Suspects Dead, Guard Shot in Texas

Two gunmen were killed and a security guard wounded Sunday outside a "Draw Muhammad" contest organized by a free speech group at a school arena in Garland, Texas, police said.<p>The attackers drove up and opened fire on the security guard as the event was finishing up about 7 p.m. (8 p.m. ET), said …

Islamic State 'executes 300 Yazidi hostages in Iraq'

Militants shot to death captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, according to the Yazidi Progress Party, the latest mass killing carried out by the extremists targeting the sect<p>Hundreds of captive Yazidis have been shot and killed by Islamic State jihadis near Mosul, <b>Iraq</b>, according to …

Teargas used as Ethiopian Jews protest in Israel

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1164000/1164930_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534358317_59d09d2a07a5772671ae235fe4858ab3<p><b>Dozens of police and protesters have been hurt after a protest by Ethiopian Israelis against alleged police brutality turned violent in Tel …

Israel

Islamic State issues video purporting to show Japanese hostages

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The militant group Islamic State released an online video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million in ransom.<p>A black-clad figure with a knife, standing in a barren landscape along with two kneeling men …

Tensions Between Israel And Hezbollah Are At A Boiling Point

The apparent Israeli strike inside of Syrian territory and near the Israeli-held Golan Heights on a group of commanders from Iran and Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ite terrorist organization, raises the ante in a big way.<p>Sunday's strike killed at least 6, including Mohammad Abu Issa, one of …

Middle East

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …