The Islamic State might be the best-funded radical Islamist group, perhaps in history, but the coalition air campaign that’s targeting its oil-refining operations and military assets has begun to damage its ability to earn.
Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.
The reports are like something out of a distant era of ancient conquests: entire villages emptied, with hundreds taken prisoner, others kept as slaves; the destruction of irreplaceable works of art; a tax on religious minorities, payable in gold.
The operation started just one day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi warned the restive Sunni tribes of central Iraq, many of which have sided with the proto-caliphate, that this was their last chance to rejoin the Iraqi central government.
Sierra Leone had seemed well on the way to zero new cases. Then in early February, sick fishermen came ashore to an area packed with medical aid workers who fanned out across the country to fight the virus. And Ebola jumped the quarantine lines.
Mohammed Emwazi was 6 when his parents moved to West London from his birthplace in Kuwait, and he seems to have lived a normal life, studying hard and graduating in computer sciences from the University of Westminster in 2009.
Mohammed Emwazi, identified Thursday as the Islamic State fighter known as “Jihadi John,” came to the attention of the British intelligence services in May 2009 in Tanzania, where British officials thought he and his friends were headed to Somalia to fight with the terrorist group al-Shabab. They allegedly tried to recruit him as an informant before shipping him back home.
The slain gunman suspected in the deadly Copenhagen attacks was a 22-year-old with a history of violence and may have been inspired by Islamic terrorists – and possibly the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, Danish authorities said Sunday.
One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.
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