November 27th @ 12:27 AM GMT
Yahoo! Israeli forces killed four gunmen linked to the Islamic State group after they fired on soldiers Sunday, the military said, in the first such attack on the occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli soldiers were targeted with machinegun fire and mortars and they shot back, before the air force bombed the vehicle carrying the gunmen identified as members of ''Shuhada al-Yarmouk, an IS affiliate'', said spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner. The soldiers, from the Golani Brigade, were beyon... (Politics)
November 27th @ 7:03 PM GMT
Yahoo! Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group deep in eastern Mosul, edging deeper towards the Tigris river that divides the city. Since the October 17 start of a broad offensive to retake Mosul, Iraqi forces have recaptured several eastern neighbourhoods despite fierce jihadist resistance. Last week they were reported to be in control of 40 percent of eastern Mosul. (Politics)
November 27th @ 9:10 PM GMT
Yahoo! Francois Fillon won France's first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate (Top Stories)
November 28th @ 5:40 PM GMT
Yahoo! Among the Kurds of northern Iraq, the news of Donald Trumps election win has stirred hope and eager speculation about the role of the Kurdish people and the military, particularly in the fight against the Islamic State. Kurds have not been implicated in the recent series of terror attacks against the West and have been allied with the U.S. against ISIS. In areas of northern Iraq recently liberated from the Islamic State, Kurdish commanders are eager to demonstrate how they are protecting Ch... (Politics)
November 27th @ 8:05 AM GMT
Yahoo! Twenty-two pro-Ankara Syrian rebels were hit by a chemical gas attack from Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Syria, the Turkish army said on Sunday. ''After a rocket was fired by Daesh (IS), 22 opposition members were observed to have been exposed in their eyes and bodies to chemical gas,'' the general staff said in a statement, quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency. It said the attack happened in the area of the village of Khaliliya, east of Al Rai in northern Syria. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 2:21 PM GMT
Yahoo! Five men arrested in France for preparing an attack in the Paris area were directed from the Islamic State group's heartland, a prosecutor said on Friday. Police arrested seven men and seized weapons in raids in the cities of Strasbourg and Marseille last weekend. France has been under a state of emergency since January 2015 when Islamist extremists carried out the first of three large-scale attacks in the country that have left 238 people dead. (World)
November 28th @ 5:05 PM GMT
Yahoo! By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysian kindergarten teacher Indira Gandhi last saw her infant daughter in 2009 before her estranged husband snatched the 11-month-old away after an argument. Gandhi is one of several women whose husbands converted to Islam in Muslim-majority Malaysia, before secretly converting their children and then applying for custody of them in an Islamic court. As a Hindu, Gandhi is unable to challenge his bid in the Islamic court because sh... (World)
November 26th @ 3:47 PM GMT
Yahoo! Iraqi army pilot Hossam Jassim banked his helicopter sharply to the left as a Russian-made Mi-35 gunship flying alongside unleashed a missile at a suspected Islamic State group target. ''It was a pickup truck with a heavy machine gun,'' he said later as he emerged from the cockpit at Qayyarah base, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of jihadist bastion Mosul. Down on the ground Iraqi forces are battling to wrest back Mosul, tightening the noose in the surrounding desert and grinding ... (Politics)
November 26th @ 11:04 AM GMT
Yahoo! Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighborhoods already retaken by troops. (Top Stories)
November 26th @ 10:36 AM GMT
Yahoo! Turkish warplanes destroyed 12 Islamic State targets while one Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with militants during an offensive in northern Syria, Turkey's military said on Saturday. Turkey and Syrian rebels are carrying out an operation to push the jihadists from the border after an air strike on Thursday killed three Turkish soldiers. The Turkish military believes the strike was carried out by the Syrian air force. (World)
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