Terrorism & War
Mattis, on his first trip to Iraq as Pentagon chief, is hoping to assess the war effort as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launch a new push to evict Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in the city of Mosul.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it was investigating a video that appears to show Congolese troops shooting dead a group of apparent militia members armed with slingshots and wooden batons.
“Any attempt to hurt Lebanese sovereignty or expose the Lebanese to danger will find the appropriate response,” Lebanese President Michel Aoun said.
The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack for two years, killing at least 83 people and highlighting the threat of militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State.
“The operation to gain complete control of the al-Bab region has neared its end and the resistance of the Daesh terror group has largely been broken,” the Turkish military statement said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
PALESTINE POLITICS: Arab League, Egypt Back Only ‘Two-State’ Solution for Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Netanyahu’s far-right political allies hailed the U.S. shift in support for a Palestinian state and shrugged off a call by Trump to curb Israeli settlements on occupied land.
“We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people,” a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.
In the chaos of South Sudan’s civil war, it took three years for Nyagonga Machul to find her lost children.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing in southern Baghdad, Iraq, killing at least 48 people and wounding 55.
Central African Republic government and a 13,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping mission have struggled to contain killing sprees by rebel groups.
This month, in a rare move, the Syrian government and rebel groups swapped dozens of women prisoners and hostages, some of them with their children, in Hama province in northwestern Syria.
Lebanese Hezbollah movement strongly supports the Syrian ceasefire agreed on in Kazakhstan and any truce that could lead to a political solution, its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday.
“A ‘refugee’ used to be someone that we had empathy for …someone we wanted to help who we wanted to give refuge to,” Richard Gere said.
Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the deputy head of logistics, is the highest-ranking officer to resign since former Vice President Riek Machar fled after his supporters clashed in Juba in July with soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir.
Australian Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf has become the country’s first dual nationality individual to be stripped of Australian citizenship under anti-terrorism laws.
Boko Haram fighters have killed seven Nigerian soldiers and wounded 19 more in an ambush on a road in the northeastern state of Borno, the military said on Friday.
The court said in a statement that law enforcement agencies in France had enough other resources to monitor websites which incited militancy, and people who clearly had “a terrorist intention”.
President Bashar al-Assad rejected the creation of safe zones for refugees and displaced people in Syria, an idea supported by U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a transcript from an interview with Yahoo News released on Friday.
European allies are growing confident. They are reassured by Trump’s remarks to U.S. forces in Florida this week, when he said: “We strongly support NATO.”
“This is the beginning of unity for Somali nation, the beginning of the fight against Shabaab and corruption”, a triumphant Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said.