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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ruthless jihadists spearheading a Sunni militant offensive in Iraq have declared an “Islamic caliphate” and ordered Muslims worldwide to pledge allegiance to their chief, in a spectacular bid to extend their authority.
Jihadists declare 'caliphate,' claim world leadership
Monday, June 30, 2014
ISIL declares 'caliphate' as Iraq presses counter-offensive
The ISIL jihadists whose sweeping Sunni militant offensive has captured swathes of Iraq have declared an "Islamic caliphate" in their territory as Iraqi forces battle to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit.
Iraq receives Russian warplanes as it takes fight to militants
Iraqi forces pressed a counter-attack on Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit Sunday as Russia delivered Sukhoi warplanes to aid Baghdad in what diplomats warn is an existential battle against Sunni militants.
More than 1,200 Chinese workers have been relocated from conflict-torn northern Iraq to Baghdad, state media said on Sunday, as Iraqi troops fight back against a militant onslaught.
The massacre of 10 foreign climbers on Pakistan's “Killer Mountain” a year ago came after a failed attempt to capture a Chinese-American to use him as a high-value bargaining chip, officials and militant sources have told AFP.
A Pakistani teenager and her husband were murdered in a remote eastern town by a group of relatives for marrying against their wishes, police said Saturday.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Iraq militants executed 160 captives: HRW
Iraqi insurgents executed at least 160 captives earlier this month in the northern city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday, citing an analysis of satellite imagery and grisly photos released by the militants.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama is seeking to bolster U.S. efforts to train and arm select members of the Syrian opposition, a move that comes amid increased U.S. concern that the conflicts in Syria and Iraq are becoming an intertwined fight against the same Sunni extremist group.
A Sudanese Christian woman detained when she tried to travel to the United States after her release from death row was freed Thursday and took refuge at the U.S. Embassy, her lawyer said.
Friday, June 27, 2014
With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.
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