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Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds enter Turkey, fleeing ISIL advance
20 Sep 2014 17:27

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds enter Turkey, fleeing ISIL advance

Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds have crossed into Turkey over the past day, fleeing an advance by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters who have seized dozens of villages close to the border, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on Saturday.Turkey opened a stretch of the ...

 
Nusra threatens to kill second Lebanese soldier
20 Sep 2014 17:24

Nusra threatens to kill second Lebanese soldier

A Lebanese policeman pled for his life as he watched a fellow captive be executed with a gunshot to the head, in a video released by Nusra Front Saturday.The video showed soldier Mohammad Hammieh asking the Lebanese to put an end to Hezbollah's attacks on the Sunni community moments before a man, dressed ...

 
Kerry sees role for Iran in ISIS war, France joins air campaign
20 Sep 2014 17:22

Kerry sees role for Iran in ISIS war, France joins air campaign

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle ISIS militants, as France carried out its first airstrike against the jihadists in Iraq.“The coalition required to eliminate [ISIS] is not only, or even primarily, military in nature,” Kerry ...

 
Spying and storing: Assange says
19 Sep 2014 17:41

Spying and storing: Assange says 'Google works like NSA'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.“Google’s business model ...

 
Bill Clinton: U.S. has proven it can
19 Sep 2014 17:39

Bill Clinton: U.S. has proven it can't win an Iraq land war

Former President Bill Clinton voiced support for the United States' strategy to defeat ISIS and said only the Iraqi people can win a land war in Iraq.Speaking Thursday night on "The Daily Show Thursday with Jon Stewart," Clinton said the United States has proven it can't win an Iraq war with ...

 
Syrian ‘opposition’ leader in Tel Aviv: Israel healing us
19 Sep 2014 17:36

Syrian ‘opposition’ leader in Tel Aviv: Israel healing us

Exiled Syrian opposition leader Kamal Al-Labwani visited militants wounded in fighting being treated at an Israeli hospital this week, praising the Zionist ‘humanitarian aid’ that has been given to wounded militants.Kamal Labwani“I am grateful for the dedicated medical care given at ...

 
Israeli intelligence: ISIL daily income reaches ’$6 million’
19 Sep 2014 17:34

Israeli intelligence: ISIL daily income reaches ’$6 million’

The Zionist military intelligence agencies assessed on Friday that the daily financial income of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) terrorist group reaches $6 million, due to oil and gas revenues, and to other sources of funding as well, warning of the group expansion in Asia....

 
Syria moderates to fight ISIL and Assad
19 Sep 2014 17:31

Syria moderates to fight ISIL and Assad

The U.S. Congress this week granted approval for Obama to train and arm the Syrian moderate opposition to fight Islamic State militants in Syria, however, Syrian opposition groups say that the arms provided will be used both against ISIL and the Assad regime. Radwan Ziadeh, co-founder and executive ...

 
Erdoğan slams New York Times for ISIL story
17 Sep 2014 15:35

Erdoğan slams New York Times for ISIL story

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lashed out at the New York Times on Wednesday for a report that said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been steadily attracting Turkish recruits, calling the report “shameless, ignoble and base.”The New York Times run the story on Monday with a ...

 
Al-Qaeda seeks to unite Islamic Front ahead of US airstrikes in Syria
17 Sep 2014 15:33

Al-Qaeda seeks to unite Islamic Front ahead of US airstrikes in Syria

Al-Qaeda has urged militant groups in Iraq and Syria to put their differences aside and unite against a US coalition which will strike against the Islamic State (IS). There are reports that IS has gone underground following the US airstrike announcement.Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Al-Qaeda ...

 
US lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels
17 Sep 2014 15:31

US lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of ISIS militants in Syria.Obama was likely to get his wish in a vote Wednesday despite worries from hawks in both parties that his response ...

 
Congressman predicts many more 9/11s in US, other countries
17 Sep 2014 15:29

Congressman predicts many more 9/11s in US, other countries

A Democratic congressman has said that the United States could risk more attacks similar to the September 11, 2001 in the country if Congress does not act against ISIL."I understand that my colleagues are war weary. I'm war weary. I understand the American people are war weary," Rep. Eliot ...

 
Ron Paul says US war on ISIL will end in bankruptcy
17 Sep 2014 15:27

Ron Paul says US war on ISIL will end in bankruptcy

Former US congressman Ron Paul has warned President Barack Obama against fighting the ISIL terrorist group, saying the intervention will end in the country’s bankruptcy.He said he would “definitely not” vote to give Obama authority to wage war against the terror network.In an interview with ...

 
Obama threatens to oust Assad if US planes downed in Syrian airspace
15 Sep 2014 16:27

Obama threatens to oust Assad if US planes downed in Syrian airspace

US President Barack Obama has threatened to wipe out Syria’s air defense system and topple the Syrian government if President Bashar al-Assad ordered his forces to shoot American planes entering Syrian airspace.He made the remarks during a meeting in the White House before his speech about Washington’...

 
Israeli military slams soldiers refusing to spy on Palestinians
15 Sep 2014 16:26

Israeli military slams soldiers refusing to spy on Palestinians

The Israeli military Sunday sharply criticised a conscientious objection letter sent by 43 veterans of an elite intelligence unit who refused to serve their duty due to Israel's surveillance and information gathering tactics.

 
French jets to begin first reconnaissance flights over Iraq
15 Sep 2014 16:23

French jets to begin first reconnaissance flights over Iraq

French aircraft will begin reconnaissance flights over Iraq Monday, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said before a conference bringing together about 30 countries to discuss how to how to cooperate in the fight against ISIS militants."We told the Iraqis we were available and asked them for authorisation ...

 
Iraqi show portrays ISIS leader as spawn of Satan and Jewish woman
15 Sep 2014 16:21

Iraqi show portrays ISIS leader as spawn of Satan and Jewish woman

In promo for 'The Superstitious State,' Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi hatches from an egg laid by woman wearing Star of David necklace; story in Arab media claims Al-Baghdadi is actually a Mossad agent.

 
China designates separate sidewalk lane for mobile phone users: Reports
15 Sep 2014 16:18

China designates separate sidewalk lane for mobile phone users: Reports

China has specially painted a lane designated for mobile phone users along a 100 foot long pavement in Chongqing, the Telegraph reported on Monday."First mobile phone sidewalks [sic] in China," a blue sign says at the entrance to the street, separated into two lanes by a white painted line ...

 
Arrested ISIL militant says Turkey territory still used by terrorists
13 Sep 2014 16:56

Arrested ISIL militant says Turkey territory still used by terrorists

A member of the ISIL terrorist group arrested by the Iraqi troops has confessed that the Turkish territory is still used by militants as the main route into Syria.The 18-year-old Hamad al-Tamimi says he was recruited online by ISIL when he was a religious studies student in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.Tamimi,...

 
US denies it threatened Foley family
13 Sep 2014 16:54

US denies it threatened Foley family

The US government has denied it threatened to prosecute the family of beheaded journalist James Foley, if they had raised a ransom for the release of their son.According to Diane Foley, the mother of James, a prominent military officer on the White House’s National Security Council threatened ...