Islamic State fighters have severely damaged a major Roman monument in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, an antiquities official said after visiting the site on Saturday. Under heavy Russian air cover, the Syrian army and allied militias drove the militant group out of the UNESCO world heritage site on[…]
Turkish authorities have identified the gunman responsible for the attack on an elite nightclub that killed 39 people celebrating New Year, the foreign minister said Wednesday. “The identity of the person responsible for the Istanbul attack has been established,” Mevlut Cavusoglu told Anadolu news agency during a televised interview. He[…]
More than 2,000 Saudis are fighting for militant organisations abroad, the Saudi ministry of interior said on Monday. In an interview with pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, interior ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki said 2,093 Saudi militants are fighting with “terrorist organisations” in different conflict zones. Syria is the top destination for[…]
A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years. The attack comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fights battles on several fronts. His economic reforms[…]
Syria’s government resumed air strikes on remaining rebel-held territory in east Aleppo on Friday, a day after ally Moscow announced a “pause” in the assault, an activist group said. The apparent resumption came hours after Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Syria’s army was halting its three-week[…]
US President-elect Donald Trump laid out a US military policy on Tuesday that would avoid interventions in foreign conflicts and instead focus heavily on defeating the Islamic State (IS) group. In the latest stop on a “thank you” tour of states critical to his 8 November election win, Trump introduced[…]
Operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group have begun, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced early on Monday over state television. “The time of victory has come and operations to liberate Mosul have started,” he said in an address broadcast by the Iraqiya channel.[…]
A planned U.S.-backed operation to drive Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul could cause “blood and fire” in the region if not carefully handled, Turkey warned on Wednesday, saying it would keep troops nearby despite Baghdad’s opposition. President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey, locked in an escalating row with[…]
Members of the community are holding a demonstration today outside the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court in support of the Thulsie family and to call for the twins’ release. CAGE Africa previously called attention to the fact that much of the state’s case against the Thulsie twins is built around the statement of[…]
Senior police officers tasked with unravelling an alleged Islamic State (IS) terror cell in South Africa were in deep discussions with prosecutors on Tuesday morning. Speaking in hushed voices in courtroom 13 at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court‚ prosecutors and officers from the Crimes Against the State unit huddled close to[…]
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