- Iraq and U.S. Find Some Potential Sunni Allies Have Already Been Lost
BAGHDAD — When the militants of the Islamic State entered the Sunni Arab area of Al Alam, they gave its tribal leaders a message of reconciliation: We are here to defend you and all the Sunnis, they said, so join us.
- Kabul Attack Intended for Lawmaker Kills 3
KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber attacked an armored car carrying a prominent Afghan women’s rights leader and member of Parliament in Kabul on Sunday morning, killing three people and wounding 32 others, Afghan officials said.
- Hungry Syrians chase rebels for food
BEIRUT: Armed clashes have erupted in the Syrian town of Douma after hungry residents stormed food warehouses belonging to an Islamist rebel group, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
- AL welcomes updated UAE’s list of terror organisations
CAIRO: The Arab League (AL) on Sunday welcomed the decision taken by the government of the United Arab Emirates to add a number of organisations, including the Muslim Brotherhood and its local affiliates, to its list of terrorist organisations.
- Obama confirms ‘evil’ murder of U.S. aid worker Kassig
President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday the death of U.S. aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, calling his beheading at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group “pure evil.”
- Yemen’s Houthis slam ‘terrorist’ designation by UAE
The UAE on Saturday designated the Shiite Houthi movement a “terrorist” group, along with the Qaeda-linked Ansar Al-Sharia movement
- Bomber targets UN convoy near Baghdad airport
Baghdad: A suicide car bomb attack targeted a United Nations convoy near Baghdad international airport today, causing no injuries among UN staff, a statement and security officials said.
- Nigeria army ‘retakes Chibok’ from Boko Haram
The Nigerian army says it has recaptured the north-eastern town of Chibok, which was seized by Boko Haram militants on Thursday.
- Bahrain arrests activists demanding ‘anti-regime’ vote
Dubai (AFP) – Bahraini authorities have arrested 13 women in a crackdown on activists calling for an “anti-regime” referendum during the upcoming parliamentary election, activists said on Sunday.
- In Shift, Pakistanis Fleeing War Flow Into Beleaguered Afghanistan
GULAN CAMP, Afghanistan — Through three decades of war, waves of Afghans have fled their homes along the eastern border areas, many of them seeking shelter in the Pakistani tribal regions next door.