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2017-06-22
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the "liberation" of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL - also known as ISIS) will be announced in ..
It was a curious twist that Hulk Hogan’s --- tape became a test for the 1st Amendment in an era when the news media were increasingly vulnerable to petulant billionaires, angry mob..
BAGHDAD—Local governments in northern Iraq are seeking to punish the families of Islamic State members, in defiance of warnings by the nation’s leader that the policy will further ..
Updated 1 hour ago IRBIL, Iraq — The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul — the city's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known a..
TEHRAN, Iran –  Iranian media are saying the country has begun exporting gas to neighboring Iraq. The Tuesday report by the semi-official Fars news agency said the exports beg..
Confusion over the fate of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi continues to linger even as Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday it's "highly likely" the Islamic State group's leader was ki..
2017-06-21
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BAGHDAD (AP) — Fighters for the Islamic State group are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in..
A still image taken from video shows a close up of the the destroyed Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul in Iraq, June 21, 2017. Iraqi Military Handout/via Reuters TV A flag of Islamic S..
Law enforcement officials around the world are on high alert this week as ISIS calls for a surge of civilian attacks during Islam’s “Night of Power,” the holiest day on t..
Authored by Giulio Metti via The Gatestone Institute, The Islamic State is crumbling -- if too slowly. More than two years have passed since French President François Hollande prom..
With the upsurge of sectarian violence and political chaos in the Middle East, one of the Middle East’s most protracted conflicts has been brought to the fore: the Kurdish question..
MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Wednesday began a push towards the mosque in Mosul where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago, military officials ..
2017-06-20
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Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet, an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or..
UFC veteran John Makdessi will step in for the injured Claudio Puelles to face Northcutt on July 29, the UFC announced Tuesday afternoon. The Canadian Press’s Neil Davidson first r..
After earning an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “American Sniper,” Jason Hall is making his directorial debut with DreamWorks’ “Thank You For Your Service,” a war film sta..
BAGHDAD—An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian-made armed drone on Tuesday after it flew toward U.S.-led coalition troops in southern Syria, the latest escalation of a confro..
This week's terrorist attack targeting people leaving a London mosque after Ramadan prayers is part of a wider phenomenon, in which Muslims are the most affected by terrorism aroun..
On Sunday evening, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian jet after it bombed American-backed rebels in northern Syria. This marked the first time the United States has downed a Syrian..
2017-06-19
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Russia’s Defense Ministry warned sternly Monday that it would target U.S. warplanes flying in a conflict zone of Syria, raising the stakes in a war that now involves more than a do..
One wouldn't know it by looking at the market, but the biggest developing story today was Russia's threat to intercept any aircraft - including US - flying in the area of operation..
The battle for Mosul may be entering its final phase. The battle for Raqqa is under way. But the battle for the future of eastern Syria is just beginning. This is where the paralle..
COMING THIS WEEK By Gary Thompson Transformers: The Last Knight. Opens Wednesday. Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, and Josh Duhamel participate in another battle among gigantic robo..
Get off the X. That’s what you do when the --- goes down. And in a vehicle, that means speed can be your friend. That’s just one of the rules that Delta Force operators follow in ..
BRUSSELS –  The European Union is discouraging Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region from holding an independence referendum in September. EU foreign ministers said in a state..
2017-06-18
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If you have been thinking about leaving the United States, moving to another country and changing your nationality, it's never been easier to do. In this era of globalization, citi..
Time is short so let me present to you one chart... to get you thinking in the right direction. EUR/GBP   Ok, I lied. Two charts... GBP/USD Pound pounded. Whyfore? Not on..
FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the tilted minaret of al-Nuri mosque in busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into th..
BAGHDAD –  U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, launching a major battle for the Old City where some 150,000 civilians ar..
BAGHDAD — U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, launching a major battle for the Old City where some 150,000 civilians are beli..
Smoke billows from the Islamic State militants positions after an artillery attack by the Iraqi soldiers in western Mosul, Iraq June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro An Iraqi milit..
2017-06-17
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Time is short so let me present to you one chart… to get you thinking in the right direction. EUR/GBP Ok, I lied. Two charts… GBP/USD Pound pounded. Whyfore? Not one thing but many..
CAIRO Qatar promoted a plan to split Iraq along sectarian lines, Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi said on Saturday, voicing support for the isolation of Doha by some Arab states. S..
2017-06-16
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MOSCOW — Russia's Defense Ministry says it is investigating reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in one of its airstrikes in Syria last month. The airstrike on ..
[JURIST] Japan's parliament, the National Diet [official website], passed a controversial "anti-conspiracy" bill on Thursday aimed at improving security and combating terrorism. Cr..
Members of the Iraqi Christian community in the U.S. are expressing feelings of betrayal by their adopted country after dozens of members were detained in a deportation sweep. The ..
The movie offerings in Seattle-area theaters during the week of June 16 rev up with “Cars 3,” “Beatriz at Dinner” and more. Here’s what our reviewers thought of them. ★★★½  “Cars 3..
UPDATE: 4:00 a.m. EDT — Nearly 30 Islamic State group (ISIS) commanders and up to 300 fighters were at the meeting in Raqqa when Russia-backed airstrikes hit the area on May 28,&nb..