ISIS beheads 8 in Hama

A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could not be immediately[…]

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Yemen official asks for intervention against rebels

Yemen’s foreign minister has called for an “immediate” Arab military intervention against advancing Shiite rebels. Riad Yassin told the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite news network on Wednesday that Yemen had asked Arab countries – especially oil-rich Gulf Sunni countries – to send air and naval forces to counter Shiite rebels known[…]

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Shiite rebels seize Yemen’s 3rd largest city

Shiite rebels backed by supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized Yemen’s third largest city of Taiz and its airport on Sunday, security and military officials said, as thousands took to the streets in protest. If the rebels hold onto the city, the capital of Yemen’s most populous province,[…]

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Rebels hold Yemen president captive

Shiite rebels in control of Yemen’s capital now hold the country’s president “captive” at his home, his aides said Wednesday, putting in question who actually rules the Arab world’s most-impoverished nation. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi “cannot leave his house” after Houthi rebels removed his guards and deployed their own fighters[…]

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IS kills 8 Iraq soldiers

Eight Iraqi soldiers were killed in fighting with jihadists south of Baghdad as the army battled to secure the route used by hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims, officers said Saturday. Pilgrims taking part in Ashura commemorations, which mark the death of Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures[…]

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