Tag Archives: Islamic State


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…


Takeaway chef jailed for five years after spreading Islamic State's message

A takeaway chef & father of six has been jailed for five years after he was convicted of spreading Islamic State's message & planning to travel to Syria. Mohammed Kahar,…


Kurds enter Sinjar 'from all directions' – Kurdistan security council

NEAR SINJAR TOWN (Reuters) – Kurdish peshmerga forces entered Sinjar "from all directions" on Friday to commence clearing the northern Iraqi town of Islamic State militants, the Kurdistan regional security…

UK Forces On Frontline Of Battle For Sinjar

British troops are involved on the frontline with Kurdish forces battling to retake Sinjar in northern Iraq from Islamic State. US-led coalition airstrikes have been pounding IS-held areas in the town…


Carson talks issues _ and comes up short on specifics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson received the chance he wanted to talk substance in the latest Republican debate. Be careful what you ask for. In his turns at the microphone,…


French air strikes target Islamic State oil infrastructure

PARIS (Reuters) – French fighter jets have struck oil pumping stations in eastern Syria aimed at weakening Islamic State's financial resources, the defence ministry said in a statement on Tuesday….


Two Americans Shot Dead By Jordanian Policeman

Two Americans & a South African have been shot dead by a police officer at a security training facility in Jordan, according to a security source. The officer reportedly went…


UK Holiday Jet 'Came Within 1,000ft Of Missile'

A passenger jet heading to the Egyptian resort of Sharm el Sheikh had to take evasive action after the pilot spotted a missile. The Thomson flight from Stansted came within…


Turkish police detain 20 Islamic State suspects before G20 summit – media

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police detained 20 people suspected of links to Islamic State in its southwestern province of Antalya on Friday, a week before a seaside…


Cameron says bomb likely caused Russian airliner crash

By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was increasingly likely a bomb brought down a Russian airliner over Egypt with the loss of…