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Yemen-UN ceasefire broken soon after being imposed

Yemen-UN ceasefire broken soon after being imposed

A new UN-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen has been broken shortly after coming into force. Residents say the Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes in the capital Sanaa. Clashes have also been reported in the south-western city of Taiz. The UN had earlier urged all sides to observe the six-day truce which started at midnight […]

World’s least peaceful nations – top 6 all in Middle East region

World’s least peaceful nations – top 6 all in Middle East region

If the world seems a more violent place to you than it was five years ago, you may be right. In a new report, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) wrote that global peace has declined 5 percent since 2008, mostly because of the growing number and intensity of internal conflicts around the world […]

Four million refugees have fled Syrian conflict – UN

Four million refugees have fled Syrian conflict – UN

More than four million Syrians – a sixth of the population – have fled abroad to escape the conflict in their country, the United Nations has said. A surge in the number of people crossing into Turkey has increased the total by one million in just 10 months. More than seven million others have been […]

Secret to IS success – They infiltrate their targets, unleash mayhem and fight to the death

Secret to IS success – They infiltrate their targets, unleash mayhem and fight to the death

Bearded and wearing bright blue bandanas, the Islamic State group’s “special forces” unit gathered around their commander just before they attacked the central Syrian town of al-Sukhna. “Victory or martyrdom,” they screamed, pledging their allegiance to God and vowing never to retreat. The IS calls them “Inghemasiyoun,” Arabic for “those who immerse themselves.” The elite […]

U.S. conducts first drone strikes against ISIS in Afghanistan, 49 dead

U.S. conducts first drone strikes against ISIS in Afghanistan, 49 dead

The first US drone operation targeting purported Daesh fighters in Afghanistan has killed at least 49 fighters in eastern Afghanistan, officials confirmed Tuesday. The first of two strikes targeted fighters in Nangarhar province’s Achin district, killing at least 12 militants at midday on Monday, said the provincial governor’s spokesman Ahmad Zia Adulzai. Abdulzai said initial […]

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, […]

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. […]

US-led coalition “successfully engaged multiple targets” in ISIL’s Raqqa

US-led coalition “successfully engaged multiple targets” in ISIL’s Raqqa

The US-led coalition “successfully engaged multiple targets” in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria, US officials said. Coalition jets conducted at least 16 raids on Sunday, which destroyed ISIL-controlled structures and transit routes in Syria, Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern […]

WWI Claimed More Than One Million African Soldiers

WWI Claimed More Than One Million African Soldiers

More than one million people died in East Africa during World War One. Some soldiers were forced to fight members of their own families on the battlefield because of the way borders were drawn up by European colonial powers, writes Oswald Masebo. I was born and raised in a simple home in the rural district […]

Terrorist ‘Caliphate’ Declares War With China, India, Rome

Terrorist ‘Caliphate’ Declares War With China, India, Rome

Chilling: Dubbed ‘Caliphate Cubs’, the children appear little more than 10 years In what was called the “most significant development in international jihadism since 9/11”, the leader of extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has captured a huge sway of territories in both Iraq and Syria, declared […]

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