- U.S. considers declassifying report on Saudi funding of al Qaeda
WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) – The Obama administration is considering whether to declassify still-secret sections of a congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks which examined Saudi Arabian support for Islamist militants, the White House said on Thursday.
- US Moves Pilot Rescue Aircraft to Northern Iraq: Official
The US military has deployed aircraft and troops to northern Iraq to boost its ability to rescue downed coalition pilots, after a Jordanian airman was captured and killed by jihadists in Syria, a defence official said on Thursday.
- UN urges more regional military coordination against Boko Haram
(Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council urged West and Central African countries on Thursday to improve regional military coordination to more effectively combat Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria.
- Amnesty slams Bahrain for stripping citizenship of 72 dissidents
DUBAI: Amnesty International urged Manama on Thursday to restore the citizenship of dozens of dissidents stripped of their Bahraini nationality in a decree handing them the same penalty as suspected extremists.
- Khaleda Zia charged with inciting violence
DHAKA: Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was on Wednesday charged by the police with ‘instigation’ of the fire-bombing of a bus that left 7 people dead amid escalating political crisis in the country that has claimed 60 lives within a month.
- US drone kills senior Qaida militant in Yemen: Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
DUBAI: Al-Qaida said on Thursday that one of its top militants, Harith al-Nadhari who threatened more attacks on France after the Charlie Hebdo killings, died in a US drone strike in Yemen.
- UN: ISIS burying kids alive in Iraq
GENEVA: ISIS militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday.
- Syria strikes kill 66 after rebel fire on Damascus: Monitor
Beirut: At least 66 people were killed on Thursday as Syria’s regime pounded a rebel stronghold with air strikes after a barrage of opposition fire hit the capital Damascus, a monitor said.
- Jordan planes strike IS after pilot murder: Official
AMMAN: Jordan said on Thursday it had launched air strikes against the Islamic State group, after vowing a harsh response to the burning alive of one of its fighter pilots.
- Eleven Kerala nurses rescued from Iraq, on their way back
NEW DELHI: Eleven Indian nurses, all from Kerala, were rescued from the conflict zone in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, the government said on Thursday.