LOCAL The United States says it will continue to partner with South Africa to prevent militant group ISIS from exploiting the country’s economy to raise and move funds to support the growth of ISIS affiliates and networks. The US has announced sanctions targetting four people and eight companies that are[…]
INTERNATIONAL Hundreds of thousands of artefacts have been stolen from war-torn countries in the Middle East in the past decade, with funds from the sale of looted treasures used to fuel further conflict, a new report has said. The Docket, an initiative of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, said on Wednesday it[…]
ISIS has warned South Africa that it would “open the fighting front” within South Africa’s borders, should it get involved in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province. This is according to reports on ISIS’s latest newsletter, Al-Naba. An organisation linked to ISIS, Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jamaah, has been waging a violent insurgency in[…]
The United States on Thursday blamed Islamic State militants — not the Taliban — for a gruesome hospital attack in Afghanistan this week that killed two newborn babies, and it renewed calls for Afghans to embrace a troubled peace push with the Taliban insurgency. But it was unclear if the[…]
Kidnapped and sold into slavery at 14, one former Yazidi sex slave finally had the chance to confront her brutal Islamic State captor in a heartwrenching moment that has gone viral. Her story also had a disturbing European twist. Standing before her abuser, Ashwaq Haji Hamid demanded answers, while the captured[…]
A disturbing clip of an execution in Syria has prompted a Russian newspaper to investigate links between the torturers and the shadowy Wagner Group. Claiming to have uncovered one of the “mercenaries,” it wants Moscow to step in. The extremely graphic footage, said to have been filmed in Syria in[…]
Syria became a testing ground for the US as it refines its tools to safeguard global hegemony, President Bashar Assad told RT’s Afshin Rattansi in an exclusive interview. He also explained what many Syrians are fighting for. Washington sees its former dominant role slipping away and is trying to preserve[…]
The Department of Defense has published drone footage of the US special forces raid that allegedly killed the leader the Islamic State terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as additional details of the mission. Central Command chief General Frank McKenzie described the operation at a Pentagon press briefing on[…]
The US got rid of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s body mere hours after a swift DNA test confirmed the terrorist’s identity, Pentagon officials said, adding that all evidence of the raid and his burial at sea remains classified. Following the US special forces operation in northwestern Syria, in which Washington claims[…]
There’s no credible data to prove a successful American raid took place against Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The US coalition didn’t even carry out any airstrikes in Idlib recently. Earlier, Trump made a rare Sunday address from the White House informing the world that[…]
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