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Syrian refugees must buy travel papers - from Assad

Added: 26.04.2017 10:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

When Mohamed al-Khalaf escaped from Syria and won asylum in Luxembourg last year, his wife and children stayed behind in Raqqa, the hub of Islamic State's so-called Caliphate. Khalaf applied for his family to join him, exercising a right to family life under European law.


Report: Wild Boars Kill 3 ISIS Militants in Iraq

Added: 25.04.2017 23:12 | 2 views | 0 comments

Three Islamic State (ISIS) militants reportedly have died as a result of an attack by wild boars in Iraq, according to an English-language website that reports news from the country.


US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

Added: 25.04.2017 20:21 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Trump administration sharply criticized Turkey on Tuesday for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing the U.S. NATO ally of failing to coordinate the airstrikes with the American-led coalition against Islamic State militants.


Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Added: 25.04.2017 18:45 | 1 views | 0 comments

AL-MALIKIYAH (Syria) (AFP) - Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group. Turkey said it had carried out the strikes in northeast Syria and northern Iraq against "terrorist havens", vowing to continue acting against groups it links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Macron, Le Pen attend ceremony for slain policeman

Added: 25.04.2017 12:07 | 1 views | 0 comments

The two candidates vying to become France's next president attended a sombre ceremony Tuesday honouring the policeman killed on the Champs Elysees, as they ramp up a campaign marked by security jitters. Centrist politician Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen stood grim-faced among hundreds of mourners as Xavier Jugele's gay partner delivered a moving eulogy to the 37-year-old officer slain in the shooting claimed by the Islamic State group on the most famous street in Paris just days before the first round of the election. "I suffer without hatred," Etienne Cardiles said at the ceremony led by outgoing President Francois Hollande in the elegant courtyard of the Paris police headquarters.

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Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

Added: 25.04.2017 7:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, a Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cramped, historic neighborhood.


Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Added: 23.04.2017 19:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local soldiers.


Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to former IS areas

Added: 23.04.2017 15:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas seized back from Islamic State.


Abu Sayyaf militants behead kidnapped Philippine soldier: army

Added: 23.04.2017 13:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

A Filipino soldier kidnapped last week in the southern Philippines by Abu Sayyaf militants was found beheaded, the military said on Sunday, hours after government troops killed three more members of the Islamic State-linked group in a clash elsewhere.


Police seek possible accomplices of Paris gunman

Added: 23.04.2017 9:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

Investigators are trying to find out whether the man who shot dead a policeman in Paris had accomplices, a prosecutor said, adding that he had shown no previous signs of radicalization despite a long prison record. The gunman, identified as Karim Cheurfi, opened fire on a police vehicle parked on the Champs Elysees in Paris late on Thursday, killing one officer and injuring two others before being shot dead. The attack, which was claimed by Islamic State, overshadowed the last day of campaigning for Sunday's presidential election first round.

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