• Afghanistan May 9, 2021 3:54 am

    Death Toll Soars to 50 in School Bombing in Afghan Capital

    Afghan authorities say a bomb exploded near a girls’ school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many of them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old

  • Virginia January 18, 2020 5:26 pm

    Gun-Rights Activists Gear Up for Show of Force in Virginia

    An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia. Thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights. Authorities in Virginia are taking precautions since extremist groups have blanketed social...

  • Donald Trump October 28, 2019 2:42 pm

    Syrian Kurdish Forces Say They Killed Close Al-Baghdadi Aide, Security Increased at ISIS Prisons

    Syrian Kurdish forces said Monday they are increasing security at prisons and detention facilities holding tens of thousands of Islamic State militants and supporters, including foreigners, following the death of the extremist group’s leader in a U.S. military raid. The heightened security also comes as Kurdish forces said they are continuing operations to hunt down IS leaders in Syria. Hours...

  • Mexico May 12, 2019 7:27 pm

    AP Explains: Militias Have Patrolled US Border for Decades

    An armed group in New Mexico whose leader faces federal firearms possession charges drew national attention last month for detaining asylum-seeking Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s not the first time an armed militia patrolled the border amid immigration and racial tensions. Throughout U.S. history, private, armed groups have been hired or appointed themselves to police the U.S-Mexico...

  • Twitter April 29, 2019 1:30 pm

    ISIS Leader Appears to Emerge in New Video

    The leader of the Islamic State group is purportedly seen publicly for the first time in 5 years in a video released by the extremist group’s propaganda arm. The video released by Al-Furqan on Monday appears to show Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with a bushy grey and red beard, wearing a black robe with a beige vest and seated on the...

  • Donald Trump March 23, 2019 11:46 am

    US-Allied Syrian Force Declares Victory Over Islamic State

    U.S.-backed forces declared military victory over the Islamic State group in Syria on Saturday after liberating the last pocket of territory held by the militants, marking the end of a brutal self-styled caliphate the group carved out in large parts of Iraq and Syria in 2014. The nearly five-year war that has devastated cities and towns across north Syria and...

  • Asher Klein March 19, 2019 3:19 pm

    US-Backed Force Says It Captured ISIS Camp in Syria

    U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by ISIS in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group’s collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in a January bombing that killed four Americans in northern Syria were among militants captured by the Kurdish-led forces. The taking...

  • London March 10, 2019 10:42 am

    UK Studying How to Get Children of ISIS Followers Out of Syria

    British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is looking for ways to help the children of British citizens who joined the Islamic State group in Syria. Hunt told the BBC on Sunday that he and International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt are studying how the children could be brought to Britain without putting government officials at risk by sending them to...

  • director March 9, 2019 3:57 pm

    UK Official Criticized After Baby of ISIS Teen Dies in Syria

    British Home Secretary Sajid Javid faced criticism Saturday after the death of a U.K. teenager’s baby in a Syrian camp. Shamima Begum, who had left London as a 15-year-old in 2015 to join the Islamic State group, had pleaded with British authorities before her baby was born to let her return to Britain to raise the child. But Javid revoked...

  • Donald Trump March 5, 2019 2:29 pm

    Trump Writes He Agrees ‘100%' With Keeping US Troops in Syria

    Two months after declaring all U.S. troops are leaving Syria, President Donald Trump wrote to members of Congress that he now agrees “100%” with keeping a military presence in Syria, NBC News reported. A bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives wrote to Trump on Feb. 22, applauding his decision to keep a small residual force in Syria. In a copy...

  • Donald Trump December 20, 2018 4:25 pm

    Trump Move to Pull US Troops From Syria Opens Way to Turmoil

    The United States’ Kurdish allies had been gearing up for a new fight for weeks, digging trenches and defense tunnels in northeastern Syria in preparation for an offensive Turkey’s president warned was imminent. On the ground, U.S. troops were bringing in reinforcements through the border with Iraq, beefing up patrols and observation points to prevent friction between the Turks and...

  • Donald Trump December 20, 2018 12:51 am

    Trump Pulling Troops From Syria; Might Afghanistan Be Next?

    Against the advice of many in his own administration, President Donald Trump is pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. Could a withdrawal from Afghanistan be far behind? Trump has said his instinct is to quit Afghanistan as a lost cause, but more recently he’s suggested a willingness to stay in search of peace with the Taliban. However, the abruptness with...

  • Donald Trump December 19, 2018 3:09 pm

    Senators React to US Troops Being Withdrawn From Syria

    Members of the Senate reacted skeptically to the White House announcing that U.S. troops are beginning to return home from Syria.

  • Associated Press November 25, 2018 9:16 am

    Russian Warplanes Strike Rebel Areas in Syria After Alleged Gas Attack

    Russian warplanes attacked rebel-held areas in northern Syria for the first time in weeks on Sunday, as Syrian officials said more than 100 people were treated at hospitals for what they allege was a poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo. Russian military spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters in Moscow that Russian warplanes destroyed...

  • NBC November 21, 2018 8:19 am

    Proud Boys Group Called Extremist in Newly Released FBI Files

    The FBI has branded the Proud Boys, a far-right group of self-proclaimed “western chauvinists,” as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism,” NBC News reported. The designation comes from internal law enforcement documents revealed in an internal affairs report by a Washington state sheriffs department obtained by watchdog group Property of the People. It also says a sister organization...

  • Donald Trump September 29, 2018 8:11 pm

    N. Korea: US Needs to Build Our Trust, and Sanctions Lower It

    North Korea needs more trust in the U.S. and their developing relationship before it will get rid of its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang’s top diplomat said Saturday as an envoy from another of the international community’s biggest worries — Syria — demanded that the U.S., France and Turkey withdraw their troops from his civil-war-wracked country. More than three months after a...

  • Donald Trump September 11, 2018 3:57 pm

    US Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Somber Tributes in NY, Pa., DC

    Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Victims’ relatives said prayers for their country, pleaded for national unity and pressed officials not to use the 2001 terror attacks...

  • OFFICER March 29, 2018 11:42 am

    Group's Horrific Photos Offer Evidence of Syrian War Crimes

    A trove of leaked photos and documents form a “paper trail of war crimes” by the Syrian government that give stronger evidence than what convicted the Nazis at Nuremberg, according to the human rights group processing them. NBC News reported that the 140-person Commission for International Justice and Accountability has been documenting human rights abuses by Syrian officials since civil...

  • OFFICER March 28, 2018 12:04 pm

    Smugglers' Latest Tactic Has Migrants Take to Europe's Skies

    A month after squeezing into a rubber boat to cross a frigid river on the Greek-Turkish border, Syrian refugee Mohammad al Jarad sat in a chartered private jet leaving a small Greek airport for France. The travel upgrade was the latest ploy by international smuggling gangs, which are exploiting rules meant to ease travel within Europe to spirit out well-paying…

  • NBC December 18, 2017 2:13 pm

    Shots Fired in ‘Disturbance' at UK Base Used by US Air Force

    A British military air base in England used by the U.S. Air Force was locked down Monday after a disturbance, but the emergency measure ended when a man was arrested on suspicion of “criminal trespass,” police and Air Force officials said. American service members fired shots during the incident at the Royal Air Force base in Suffolk, according to county...

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