The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia became very uneasy when the Yemenese or Yemenite movement of the Houthi or Ansarallah (meaning the supporters of God in Arabic) gained control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa/Sana, in September 2014. The US-supported Yemenite President Abd-Rabbuh Manṣour Al-Hadi was humiliatingly forced to share power with the Houthis and the coalition of northern Yemenese tribes that had helped them enter Sana.
Defence secretary expected to announce reinforcements of troops and equipment after Argentina said to be buying long-range bombers from Russia
Britain is to “beef up” the defence of the Falkland Islands the government has confirmed, amid reports of an increased risk of invasion by Argentina.
The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon said today that 8400 million dollars are needed to meet the humanitarian needs in Syria.
During the Third International Donors Conference for this Arab country, held in Kuwait with the participation of 67 countries and numerous humanitarian organizations, Ban Ki-moon warned that "the Syrians are victims of the worst humanitarian crisis of our time".
Not exactly known for truthfulness, U.S. neocons have been trying to reassure the American people that sinking a negotiated deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program would be a painless proposition, but at least one prominent neocon, Joshua Muravchik, acknowledges that the alternative will be war – and he likes the idea.
A British woman who was expelled from Turkey for allegedly wanting to join jihadist ranks in Syria was arrested on Thursday on her return to London, police reported.
The woman of 21 years ''was arrested on entering the UK after a flight from Istanbul has landed,'' the police said in a statement.
She is suspected of 'preparing terrorist acts,' police said.
Turkey expelled the woman, who was arrested Monday at a bus station in Ankara.
The radical jihadist Islamic State (ISIS) destroyed five historic churches in northern Iraq and removed crucifixes from the cupolas, the priest Bashar Kalia said.
The extremists destroyed the tombs, the statues, drawings, engravings of Virgin Mary in the ancient monastery and the religious monument of Markurkas, in the district of Al Arabi, in Mosul.
They also raised terrorist group Black flags atop the church.
Violence in Libya has multiplied and, if its leaders will not act quickly, the risk that the country disintegrates is real and imminent, the special representative of the UN Bernardino León warned today.
In a videoconference report to the Security Council, Leon said that "unless Libyan leaders act quickly and decisively, risks to national unity and territorial integrity of the country are real and imminent".
That headline sounds crazy, right? It must be untrue, right? Well, read on, because you might be absolutely shocked by what you learn. As you will read about below, the Obama administration has used al-Qaeda fighters and other radical Islamic groups in the past to topple governments. And without a doubt, Barack Obama is absolutely determined to oust Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
The news that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency carried out a meticulously planned terrorist car bombing in Damascus, Syria, in February 2008 appeared on the front page of the Jan. 31, 2015, Washington Post. It was an outrageous action in the capital of a sovereign state. By all definitions, a state-sponsored car bombing in the capital city of another nation is defined as terrorism.
Seven Worst-Case Scenarios in the Battle with the Islamic State
You know the joke? You describe something obviously heading for disaster -- a friend crossing Death Valley with next to no gas in his car -- and then add, “What could possibly go wrong?”