War And Unrest

Al-Qaida bomb master killed in US strike, officials say

Aug 17, 2018

Yemeni officials and a tribal leader say al-Qaida's chief bomb maker behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit was killed months ago by a U.S. drone strike

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

Aug 17, 2018

Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire at a protest along the border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire

German charged over alleged combat role in Afghan Taliban

Aug 17, 2018

Prosecutors have charged a German citizen accused of fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing him of membership in a terrorist organization, attempted murder and weapons offenses

UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb decision on Srebrenica

Aug 17, 2018

The United Nations' human rights chief is condemning the Bosnian Serb legislature's decision to revoke support for a report acknowledging the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica

Mattis says further Taliban assaults likely in weeks ahead

Aug 17, 2018

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Taliban's deadly assault on the Afghan city of Ghazni is the kind of violence the insurgents are likely to repeat in the run up to parliamentary elections scheduled for October

Iraq says its warplanes hit IS targets in Syria, killing 28

Aug 17, 2018

Iraq says its F-16s struck Islamic State targets inside Syria, killing at least 28 members of the militant group

Spain remembers terror attacks that killed 16 in Catalonia

Aug 17, 2018

Barcelona has marked the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, though the divisive local issue of whether to pursue the region's independence from Spain intruded on the proceedings in the Catalan capital

Afghan president visits key city, week after Taliban raid

Aug 17, 2018

Afghan president visits embattled southeastern city of Ghazni a week after deadly Taliban raid that lasted 5 days

India's Vajpayee, who set off nuke race and peace, has died

Aug 17, 2018

Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, dies at 93

US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

Aug 17, 2018

Iraqi man who entered US as refugee accused of killing for IS in Iraq


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