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45 ISIS fighters die after eating ‘poisoned’ iftar meal

45 ISIS fighters die after eating ‘poisoned’ iftar meal

Iraqi media reported on Tuesday that 45 Islamic State fighters died after eating a Ramadan fast-breaking meal in the city of Mosul in Iraq. Citing the spokesman of the Kurdish Democratic Party, reports said that it was unclear if it was a case of deliberate poisoning or food poisoning. According to the Kurdish party spokesman, […]

800 Christians join Shiite militias battling ISIS

800 Christians join Shiite militias battling ISIS

The Hashd al-Shaabi Shiite militias, also called Popular Mobilization Units, are training 800 Christian volunteers to battle ISIS in its stronghold Mosul, a source from the Babylon Battalion told the Iraqi Al-Mada newspaper. “As local forces prepare for the Mosul operation to clear out ISIS gunmen, 800 Christian volunteers have also joined the Battalion of […]

Iraqi warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad

Iraqi warplane accidentally bombs Baghdad

At least 11 people have been killed after an Iraqi warplane accidentally dropped a bomb on Baghdad because of a “technical problem”. The bomb, which fell from a Sukhoi Su-25 jet, exploded in the eastern part of the Iraqi capital, according to the AFP news agency, which cited security and medical officials. The jet had […]

Obama says US intensifying anti-ISIL campaign in Syria

Obama says US intensifying anti-ISIL campaign in Syria

US President Barack Obama has said that the US-led coalition battling fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was “intensifying” its campaign against the armed group’s base in Syria. Speaking at the Pentagon on Monday, Obama said that recent territory losses by the ISIL group show that the armed group will […]

Gaza children “emotionally shattered” one year after conflict

Gaza children “emotionally shattered” one year after conflict

Palestinian children look out through a bus window as they wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip June 23, 2015. The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year’s conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent […]

Israeli Arab teachers arrested for joining ISIS

Israeli Arab teachers arrested for joining ISIS

In a joint operation with local police, the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) arrested six Arab residents of the town of Hura in the Negev who formed a cell of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, authorities released for publication Monday. An initial investigation revealed that the cell members conducted secret meetings in […]

Iranian Nuclear Sanctions To Be Lifted In Vienna

Iranian Nuclear Sanctions To Be Lifted In Vienna

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have done very well out of international sanctions and if a nuclear deal is done in Vienna this week under which those sanctions are lifted, they are likely to do better still. The Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), created by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, is more than just […]

China Building Two Untested Nuclear Reactors In Pakistan

China Building Two Untested Nuclear Reactors In Pakistan

Pakistan has agreed to the construction of two nuclear reactors in Karachi, a coastal city in a tsunami-prone zone. After the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, scientists and civil society activists are asking why. Pakistan’s largest city and financial hub has given China a green light to build two nuclear power stations on a beach […]

Scores killed in Iraqi army raids in Anbar province

Scores killed in Iraqi army raids in Anbar province

At least 73 people have been killed in Iraqi government air strikes and artillery fire in the the western Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, sources told Al Jazeera. An air strike on a sports field in Ramadi shortly after midnight on Sunday killed at least 50 people and left more than 30 people injured. […]

Saudi prince sues Forbes for not listing him in top ten

Saudi prince sues Forbes for not listing him in top ten

Despite hosting two of the holiest cities in Islam, the Saudis are not known for their humility. This is again proven today in that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a nephew of King Abdullah, has sued Forbes magazine for libel in a British court, alleging its valuation of his wealth at $20 billion was […]

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