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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The parents of American hostage Peter Kassig, who is being held by the Islamic State (IS) group, have released a letter he wrote in June in which he said he was “scared to die.”
Monday, October 6, 2014
The blasts over the Syrian town of Kobane as Kurdish fighters battle Islamic State (IS) jihadists can be clearly seen and felt the short distance away over the Turkish border.
Kurds watch battle for 'heart of Kurdistan' in Turkey
Hajj selfies gain popularity, spark controversy among traditionalists
Raising his arm, Yousef Ali hugs his elderly father in front of one of Islam's holiest sites as they grin for a selfie — a craze that has hit this year's Hajj.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday vowed to send fighters to help the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria, adding the group should set aside its differences with other jihadist organisations in that region.
US aid worker threatened in Syria is Army vet
Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip. What the former Army Ranger saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to victims of the region's conflicts.
Sweden's new prime minister said Friday that his government will recognize a Palestinian state, a move that drew praise from Palestinian officials.
A California man whose pitbull dogs mauled a grandmother to death was jailed Friday for 15 years after being convicted of second-degree murder.
Three allies of French former president Nicolas Sarkozy were charged on Saturday in connection with a probe into the financing of his 2012 presidential campaign.
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Video: Islamic State group beheads British hostage
An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.
Turkey's parliament Thursday authorised military action against the Islamic State jihadist group, whose fighters have battled their way to the doorstep of a key town across the border in Syria.
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