Tag Archives: Iraq

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Arrests in Chicago, NY at protests over police shootings

Multiple arrests were made overnight in Chicago & New York during protests over police shootings of two black males, US media reported. In Chicago, several people were arrested after protesters…

Cameron pledges to outline strategy against IS this week

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron will commence to lay out his case this week for the Royal Air Force to start hitting Islamic State targets in Syria,…

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IS Sets Up 'Chemical Weapons Research Unit'

Islamic State is working "very seriously" to produce chemical weapons which could be used to strike major cities anywhere in the world, an Iraqi intelligence official has said. So far…

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Eitay Mack wants Israel to reveal its secret arms sales

Myanmar is a long way from Eitay Mack’s modest office in West Jerusalem. But on a recent day during the Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles holiday, while fellow Israelis were…

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IS 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

The Islamic State group said it had killed two hostages, one Chinese & a Norwegian, as French & Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead….

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IS group says it has killed Norwegian, Chinese captives

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group said Wednesday that it has killed Norwegian & Chinese captives after earlier demanding ransoms for the two men. The extremist group published two…

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Global Terrorism Deaths Increase By 80% In 2014

The number of people killed by acts of terrorism in 2014 increased 80% to 32,658, according to a new study. Islamist groups Boko Haram & Islamic State were between them…

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Capitol Police: No specific threat to Capitol but be careful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers & their aides should use the tunnels between congressional buildings & take other precautions, yet there are no specific threats against the Capitol following the Paris…

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Kurdish forces seize Iraq's Sinjar town from Islamic State

By Isabel Coles NEAR SINJAR TOWN (Reuters) – Kurdish forces backed by U.S. air strikes seized the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State on Friday, a Reuters witness…

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Celebrity osteopath sentenced in France to 8 years for sex crimes

A French osteopath whose list of famous clients included Pablo Picasso & Rudolf Nureyev was on Thursday sentenced to eight years in jail on appeal for raping & sexually assaulting…