US official: IS leader believed dead in US military assault

Associated Press 10/27/2019

  WASHINGTON — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group who presided over its global jihad and became arguably the world’s most wanted man, is believed dead after being targeted by a U.S.…

Putin says Turkish operation in Syria threatens to revive IS threat

10/11/2019

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday that jailed Islamic State militants could escape as a result of Turkey’s military operation in Syria, leading to the resurgence of the IS in the region. Putin said Kurds…

Trump declares victory over IS in Syria

AFP 12/20/2018

US troops to GO home WASHINGTON — The Islamic State group has been “beaten” in Syria, US President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, as he confirmed his stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation.…

Iran fires missiles against ‘terrorist’ camp in Syria

AFP 10/01/2018

IRAN’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday they had launched a missile attack against a “terrorist” headquarters in Syria in retaliation for a September attack on the Iranian city of Ahvaz. “The headquarters of those responsible for the terrorist…

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

AFP 04/12/2018

Rebels in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader left the enclave, a monitor said Thursday, signalling the end of one of the bloodiest battles of Syria’s seven-year war. The Syrian flag was raised…

Strikes pound Syria enclave as world fumbles for response

AFP 02/23/2018

Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day Friday as the world struggled to reach a deal to stop the carnage. More than 400 civilians have…

ISIS praises jihadist attacks in Marawi,Iran

AFP 06/13/2017

BEIRUT, Lebanon — A spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group praised jihadist attacks in the Philippines and Iran, in an audio recording broadcast Tuesday. The recording broadcast by jihadist accounts on social…

Korean crisis and Asean’s gains

Ricky Poca 05/01/2017

The US is now faced with the problem of how to deal with North Korea under Kim Jong-Un, who is insisting on testing their missiles despite warnings from US President Donald Trump, South Korea, China and the…

Chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

AP 04/05/2017

BEIRUT, Lebanon— A chemical weapons attack in an opposition-held town in northern Syria killed dozens of people on Tuesday, leaving residents gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals. The Trump administration blamed the…

Trump considers new immigration order

02/11/2017

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump has said he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell foul of the law. Insisting that he has the law on…

Amnesty: Syria regime hanged 13,000 in notorious prison

02/07/2017

BEIRUT — Amnesty International accused Syria’s government on Tuesday of hanging up to 13,000 people at a notorious prison over five years in a “policy of extermination,” two weeks before planned peace talks. Titled “Human Slaughterhouse: Mass…

Trump’s first major test

01/30/2017

NEW YORK — Donald Trump faced mass protests and global outrage over his controversial ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries, facing the first real test of his nine-day administration. The ban was criticized by allies, sparked…

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