Iraq

Damascus condemns White Helmet evacuation as 'criminal operation'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government on Monday condemned the evacuation of hundreds of Syrian White Helmet rescue workers, calling it a "criminal operation" undertaken by "Israel and its tools".<p>The rescue workers and their families crossed out of Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights …

Middle East

Top 20 history podcasts You Need To Know – Page 3

This podcast tells the tale of William Henry Bonser Lamin, an English soldier born in August 1887. Bring the history of this war to life through a …

War

Gunmen open fire and enter Erbil governorate building...

Gunmen open fire and enter Erbil governorate building in Iraq's Kurdish region-officials<p>ERBIL, Iraq, July 23 (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire and …

Middle East

Obama Judge: Al Qaeda Membership Not Incompatible With US Citizenship

Hope. Change. Jihad.<p>Iyman Faris, 49, was sentenced in 2003 for aiding and abetting al-Qaida by scoping out the iconic New York bridge as a part of a …

Al-Qaeda

Militants storm government building in north Iraq, kill 1

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Three militants stormed the governorate building in the city of Irbil in Iraq's northern Kurdish region, opening fire and killing an employee and wounding a policeman before they were gunned down, according to Iraqi media.<p>The assault started at around 7 a.m. and local Kurdish …

Islam

Canadian-made assault rifle turns up in hands of terrorists as Turkey warns of weapons being diverted

Turkey has warned Canada about the risks of supplying weapons to various groups in Iraq after its commandos seized an Ontario-made assault rifle …

Middle East

Security Vetting in an Age of Terror

We live in an age of terror. While the attacks of September 11, 2001, are a faint memory for many and sometimes not even that, children born after …

Surveillance

Hundreds of Syrian Rescuers Evacuated as Assad Tightens Grip on Rebel Areas

The White Helmets fear arrest and worse at the hands of the Syrian regime<p>Hundreds of Syrian emergency rescuers and their families were evacuated from the country’s southwest with Israel’s help, passing through territory it controls to Jordan as the regime of President Bashar al-Assad takes control …

Middle East

Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in...

Suspected US airstrike kills 4 al-Qaida operatives in Yemen<p>SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed …

Middle East

Dunya Mikhail: 'The Beekeeper' and 'The Iraqi Nights'

Recommended, Don’t Miss<p>Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill <br>Mon Aug 6, 7 pm<p>Free<p>Recommended by Rich Smith<p>Before Dunya Mikhail’s name appeared on …

Beekeeping

Iraq War Vet Congressman Questions Trump’s Loyalty To America

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who served in the Iraq War, raised questions about Trump's loyalty to the United States during an interview on CNN's State …

Donald Trump

The Trump Administration Should Balance Iran and Saudi Arabia

When running for president, Donald Trump was no less critical of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia than he was of America’s dependent Asian and European …

Saudi Arabia

God Save Texas: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright on the state that will decide America's future

Ask someone to think of Texas and among the first things to come to mind will probably be cowboys.<p>Dig a little deeper and they might think of steak, …

Business (UK)

10 suspected jihadists killed in Yemen drone strike,...

10 suspected jihadists killed in Yemen drone strike, clashes<p>Ten suspectedAl-Qaeda jihadists and two soldiers fighting for Yemen's government have …

Middle East

They killed in cold blood - now the 'Beatles' face prospect of trial in US, the country they reviled the most

The moment of James Foley's death horrified the world. Kneeling in the sand wearing an orange jump suit, with his hands behind his back, Mr Foley, an American journalist, made a short statement condemning the US government before being beheaded on camera.<p>Behind him in the Syrian desert stood a man …

Islamic State (ISIS)

American jihadist to be released 14 years into 65-year sentence

An American jihadist who used a paintball park to train for combat will be freed after serving 14 years of his 65-year sentence, a Virginia judge …

Osama Bin Laden

Russians Convicted of Murder in Qatar (washingtonpost.com)

<b>Russians Convicted of Murder in Qatar</b> <br>Court Says Intelligence Agents Killed Former Chechen President on Moscow's Orders<p><i>By Peter Baker</i><br>Washington Post Foreign Service<br>Thursday, July 1, 2004; Page A18<p>MOSCOW, June 30 -- A court in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar convicted two Russian intelligence …

Russia

Saudi US Ambassador: Iran, Qaeda United in Targeting Kingdom, US

Countering terrorism was and will always be a priority for Saudi Arabia, vowed Saudi Ambassador to the United State Prince Khalid bin Salman on …

Middle East

The US, electricity and Iran: What's behind the Iraq protests?

As protests continue across southern Iraq, some are questioning the role of the US in the ongoing unrest.<p><b>Baghdad, Iraq</b> - Is the United States behind the protests in southern Iraq? Well, the answer to that question is both yes and no.<p>Yes, because the US led the invasion and occupation of Iraq in …

Middle East

Heathrow scanners may mean end of liquids ban at British airports

End of the airport nightmare: New scanners may finally mean end of liquids ban which has frustrated passengers for 12 years<p><b>Computed tomography (CT)</b> …

Luxury Travel

Militants kill abducted policeman in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district

Express News Service<p>Militant kill abducted policeman in KashmirFayaz Wani @ Srinagar<p>SRINAGAR: Militants on Saturday killed a policeman they had …

Pakistan

Video: West's War Against Syria Is Packed in Lies and Deceptions

The West's "Regime Change" war against the legitimate government in Syria, based upon fake humanitarian pretexts, is a war of Supreme International …

Liberal View

Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in attack along Iraqi border

Several Iranian Revolutionary Guard soldiers have been killed on the border to Iraq in the deadiest attack on Iranian forces in recent years. A …

Middle East

Put it back together: The vandalism of Navy SEAL hero Michael Murphy's memorial is a high crime

Thirteen years ago, Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL from Patchogue, L.I., was among 18 Americans killed in a fierce gunfight in Afghanistan’s …

New York State

Here's how Trump should replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats if he resigns

If Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats resigns, President Trump should nominate retired Lt. Col. Jim Reese to replace him. The idea bears …

U.S. Politics

Confessed 9/11 co-conspirator on hunger strike at federal Supermax prison in Colorado claims he’s a victim of religious “torture”

The reputed 20th hijacker in the 9/11 terror attacks on New York City and Washington D.C. recently sent three letters to a Denver federal magistrate …

Hunger Strike

Congressman in Aspen says U.S. in for the long haul in Afghanistan

The United States's presence in Afghanistan and Iraq will potentially continue for decades as the threat of terrorism and political instability …

National Security

Turkish police detains wife of slain ISIL ‘war minister’ Shishani

ISTANBUL- Reuters<p>Turkish authorities detained the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) commander killed …

Middle East

One Iraqi protester killed in protest at Badr militia branch

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A security guard at a branch of one Iraq’s most powerful paramilitary groups shot dead a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd hurling bricks and stones, police and medical sources said.<p>Two people were also wounded when angry demonstrators gathered outside the …

Paramilitary

Former DEA Agent: Profits From Deadly Synthetic Marijuana Are Going To Terrorism Groups

A former Drug Enforcement Agency special agent who ran the agency’s Special Operations Department stated that the money garnered from the sale of …

Conservative View