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Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels have rebuffed cooperation with Russia against the “Islamic State” and holding elections. Their response came after Russia suggested it could work with the rebels
President Obama has appointed Brett McGurk as his new coalition envoy against the “Islamic State.” Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Carter said the US plans to conduct more raids against the Sunni jihadist group in Iraq
Reported counter-terrorism operations witnessed a continued decrease from 191 in July to 177 in August
So far EGP 5m of the EGP 10m in construction costs were secured
Photos circulated across local media show severely injured men who Interior Ministry claims perpetrated Cairo attacks
Plan is to enforce security control over Rafah, Sheikh Zuweid and Al-Arish
HRW report on violations coincided cabinet’s statement regarding Sinai security operations
Between Bitcoin and gold, the “Islamic State” is experimenting with currency, marking a new step in its state crafting ambitions. But will the latest move further embed it amid international efforts to uproot the group?
Russia may soon bolster the Syrian army by deploying ground troops, allowing Moscow to expand its influence on the developments in the Syrian war. Western states are doing less and less to resist Russian policies.
12 people were referred to Egypt’s Grand Mufti to advise on their death sentences
France, Australia and the UK are considering joining a US-led coalition flying air strikes in Syria. They cite the refugee crisis as justification for military intervention, but can bombing put an end to the conflict?
Canadian mayors, provincial premiers and federal opposition parties, as well as numerous faith groups and even a retired military general have all jumped head-first into the refugee crisis, with many calling for Canada to increase the numbers it takes in of people displaced by Syria’s four-and-a-half-year-old war
The two hostages have been identified as 48-year-old Norwegian Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, and 50-year-old Fan Jinghui, a freelance consultant from Beijing
Two military dead in first strike of operation “Retribution for the martyr”
The suicide attack was carried out near the National Hospital in the predominantly Druze stronghold.
The “Islamic State” militant group recently smashed several art pieces at the Palmyra UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Syrian city of that name. Even more brutally, they beheaded 82-year-old Khaled Al-Assad, one of Syria’s most respected archaeologists, who had been the keeper of Palmyra for more than 50 years. In Yemen, the damage to three out of …
I was watching a televised discussion the other day about displaying movies and conducting plays in mosques, in a room extension adjacent to the mosque that is, and the subsequent conflagration that followed between the two clerical discussants. The objective behind this suggestion, typically enough, was modernising and moderating the khitaab al-dini (religious discourse or …
Strike targeted a “den of apostates”, IS supporters said
I came across a curious news item the other day on Reuters about an industrial development project in Saudi Arabia, and it rang a few bells. The plan is to build a “new industrial city in the south of the al-Ahsa district in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province”, a project helmed by the state-owned oil company …
Activists say the self-styled “Islamic State” has damaged another temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is being systematically razed following occupation by the Islamist militants
Turkish fighter jets have hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria – for the first time as part of the US-led coalition. Turkey took on a more active role in the fight against IS in July, ending months of indecisiveness
Two others were handed three years for spreading extremist ideologies
Turkish officials have said they are now ready to fully participate in US-led coalition strikes against the “Islamic State” group. The Pentagon said joint strikes may begin within day
The UN Security Council has discussed violence against gays committed by the “Islamic State” in Syria and Iraq during an informal meeting Monday. The debate was the first of its kind to focus solely on gay rights