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Kim Jong Un supplying missiles to Yemen rebels

Kim Jong Un supplying missiles to Yemen rebels

South Korea intelligence said scud missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia in June were of North Korean origin. The missiles identified in the attacks against Saudi Arabia were the same as the Scud-C, or Hwasong-6 missiles featured in past North Korea military parades, South Korean television network SBS reported. North Korea also has been […]

Saudi-led coalition invades Yemen with ground forces

Saudi-led coalition invades Yemen with ground forces

The United Arab Emirates has deployed a brigade of ground troops, along with tanks and armored vehicles, to assist pro-government forces fighting in Yemen. Quoting senior Yemeni and U.S. military officials on Monday, The New York Times reports Emirati troops arriving in the country and taking part in an assault on its largest air base. […]

ISIS peddles girls like petrol barrels, says UN envoy

ISIS peddles girls like petrol barrels, says UN envoy

Beirut: In another despicable revelation, the extremist group ISIS is said to be publishing pamphlets with price list for captured women and kids who are sold to fighters and affluent Middle Easterners. According to a report in The Bloomberg, a UN envoy named Zainab Bangura claimed having seen a copy of the ISIS price list […]

ISIS executes 19 women for refusing to practice sex with its fighters, says Kurdish official

ISIS executes 19 women for refusing to practice sex with its fighters, says Kurdish official

Media official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul, Said Mimousini, said on Monday, that ISIS executed 19 women in Mosul, attributing the cause to refusing the practice of the so-called sexual jihad. Mimousini said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “ISIS executed 19 women in the city of Mosul during the past two days,” claiming […]

Amnesty accuses Sudan army of war crimes by bombing civilians

Amnesty accuses Sudan army of war crimes by bombing civilians

Amnesty International has accused Sudan’s army of committing war crimes by bombing and shelling civilians in its South Kordofan region. More than 374 bombs, including cluster bombs, were dropped in 67 locations between January and April, killing at least 35 people, the human rights group said. Sudan’s army has not yet commented on the allegations. […]

‘The ISIS Gun Is a Penis Extension’: Jihad Is Now Considered Sexy

‘The ISIS Gun Is a Penis Extension’: Jihad Is Now Considered Sexy

‘This is the new rock and roll; jihad is sexy. The kid who was not very good-looking now looks good holding a gun. He can get a bride now, he’s powerful.’ Speaking about Islamist extremism creating jihadi fighters, former radical Alyas Karmani, now a peace activist, says the West must wake up to the psychology […]

Turkey justifies airstrike killing of 10 civilians including a pregnant women

Turkey justifies airstrike killing of 10 civilians including a pregnant women

Turkey justified its air raid on a village in the Kurdistan Region in which 10 civilians were reportedly killed, claiming the village was home to senior members of its outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). “Hearing that many civilians were killed due to airstrikes, we were saddened, and we attempt to avoid civilian casualties in the […]

Central African Republic conflict ‘blood timber’ part-funded by European firms

Central African Republic conflict ‘blood timber’ part-funded by European firms

European timber companies have helped fund the war in the Central African Republic through lucrative deals with militia groups, campaign group Global Witness alleges in a new report. The companies paid millions of dollars to rebel groups accused of war crimes, the report says. It accuses the EU of failing to stop imports of illegal […]

Americans, Europeans and Middle Easterners see ISIS as the greatest global threat; rest of the world sees climate change as the greatest threat.

Americans, Europeans and Middle Easterners see ISIS as the greatest global threat; rest of the world sees climate change as the greatest threat.

In advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December, many publics around the world name global climate change as a top threat, according to a new Pew Research Center survey measuring perceptions of international challenges. This is particularly true in Latin America and Africa, where majorities in most countries say they […]

US-led warplanes are pummeling the de facto ISIS capital like never before

US-led warplanes are pummeling the de facto ISIS capital like never before

The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has dramatically intensified its air war against the militant group with strikes pummeling the group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa, Syria. Since Wednesday, the coalition has conducted aerial strikes against more than 70 ISIS targets. One airstrike was responsible for bombing 20 ISIS […]

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