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Elderly priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State

Reuters - ‎vor 21 Stunden‎
Police said the knifemen entered the church during morning mass near the northern city of Rouen, west of Paris, killing Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old parish priest, and taking four other people hostage, one of whom was seriously wounded ...

Egyptian policeman killed in a Sinai attack claimed by ISIS

Al-Arabiya - ‎25.07.2016‎
Air strikes, rebel fire kill 19 in Syria's Aleppo ... But over the course of his year-long campaign, Trump has praised the Russian leader and one of his top foreign policy advisers, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, had dinner with Putin last ...

Suicide bomber kills 10 people north of Baghdad

Al-Arabiya - ‎25.07.2016‎
ISIS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces have since regained significant ground and are conducting operations to set the stage for the battle to recapture Mosul, the last ISIS-held city in the country. .... As it ...

Two knifemen take several hostages in French church - police source

The Star Online - ‎vor 18 Stunden‎
SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (Reuters) - Assailants loyal to Islamic State forced an elderly priest to his knees before slitting his throat and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the attackers dead. It ...

Air Force Describes Jets' Role in New War - ‎25.07.2016‎
Max Marosko, in an article for the Mitchell Institute this month, offered up a war scenario 10 years from now in which several squadrons of the aircraft rapidly deploy and disperse to numerous military and civilian airfields across the Pacific ...

Islamic State says top commander is dead; Pentagon unsure

Stars and Stripes - ‎14.07.2016‎
IRBIL, IRAQ - A top military commander for the Islamic State group who survived an U.S. airstrike in March was killed July 10 in another airstrike near Mosul, according to a news agency linked to the militant group. Omar al-Shishani ... "On July 10 ...

Anti-ISIS meeting: How can the coalition boost Syria and Iraq gains?

Al-Arabiya - ‎22.07.2016‎
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry was hosting a separate conference at the State Department on Wednesday to try to raise at least $2 billion from donor nations to help Iraq.

US-led coalition to investigate civilian casualties in recent anti-ISIS strikes

ARA News - ‎23.07.2016‎
MANBIJ - The US-led coalition on Friday confirmed that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have taken control of 50 per cent of Manbij border pocket from the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS), but that the fight in Manbij is much more different from ...

Leader's desperate bid to take battle to extremists

The Australian - ‎22.07.2016‎
Abbott recently had been briefed by defence chiefs about the progress of the coalition air campaign against Islamic State, by then 12 months old. “We're failing .... “Obviously, the campaign has intensified over the last 10 months and it's been more ...

I Was an ISIS JihadistUntil They Arrested and Tortured Me

Daily Beast - ‎21.07.2016‎
Strange as it may sound to Western ears, particularly those trained to a 24-hour news cycle three years later, this deserter from the so-called Islamic State did not expect the lunatic brutality these soi-disant soldiers of God meted out ...

A Deadline for Peace in Yemen

STRATFOR - ‎21.07.2016‎
U.N. special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said July 16 that the next two weeks of talks could be Yemen's last chance for peace, at least according to the shaky framework set up three months ago. But a peace ... Houthi rebels allied with ...

Fact-checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC

Washington Post - ‎22.07.2016‎
But in the first months of 2016, homicide trends were about evenly split in the major cities. Out of 63 ... For the past 10 to 15 years, traffic-related incidents (including criminal pursuit and instances where officers are intentionally struck by ...

Dozens of Syrian Civilians Killed in U.S. Airstrike

9&10 News - ‎20.07.2016‎
An airstrike that was meant for the Islamic State has killed at least 56 people in northern Syria. The Syrian opposition says people in the area are blaming the U.S.-led coalition for the airstrike. Estimates of the death toll range as high as 200 ...

Turkey scolds allies for not visiting post-coup

Al-Arabiya - ‎23.07.2016‎
Western leaders have pledged support for Turkish democracy since the July 15 coup attempt but have also expressed concern over the scale of purges against supporters of the coup and of the US-based Muslim cleric Ankara says was behind it. Turkish ...

Trump NATO plan would be sharp break with decades-long US policy

Al-Arabiya - ‎22.07.2016‎
Following the attacks, NATO sent AWACS planes to patrol over US skies, with more than 800 crew members from 13 NATO countries flying over 360 sorties. As part of the eight measures approved to support the United States, NATO, about three weeks later, ...

The Early Edition: July 21, 2016

Just Security - ‎21.07.2016‎
This morning, a further 32 judges and two military officers have been detained by Turkish authorities, reports the AP. The coup is not going to affect the US-led coalition's campaign against the Islamic State, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said ...

How Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton compare on the issues

Alaska Dispatch News - ‎22.07.2016‎
He has defended the North American Free Trade Agreement and voted in favor of "fast track" authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact that President Barack Obama has championed. As governor of Virginia from 2006-10, ... Kaine ...

Attack in Nice: What We Know

The Atlantic - ‎15.07.2016‎
—France's prime minister was booed Monday at a ceremony in Nice to mark a minute's silence for the 84 people who were killed late Thursday after a truck drove into the crowds celebrating Bastille Day. .... Francois Molins, the Paris prosecutor, held a ...

And the Winner of the First UN Sec Gen Straw Poll is…

UN Dispatch - ‎22.07.2016‎
Former UN Refugee Agency Chief Antonio Guterres! Helen Clark, meanwhile, came in fourth place. But there will be more polls. ”Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres topped the first informal poll to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N.

Trump rewrites GOP foreign policy

Politico - ‎22.07.2016‎
In an interview with The New York Times, Trump said the United States shouldn't automatically come to the defense of fellow NATO members if they are attacked unless those countries have paid their bills to the alliance. ... However, airstrikes in the ...