Donald Trump has campaigned at times to dismantle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba and has also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups.
Amnesty International said up to six people, suspected of having ties to ISIS, were found dead last month in the Shura and Qayyara sub-districts.
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ISIS fighters abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near the militant stronghold of Mosul and also forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from Hammam al Alil town.
The jihadists have lost control of seven eastern districts of Mosul to Iraqi special forces who broke through their lines and are facing attacks on a new front by US-backed rebels for Raqqa.
One of two men aboard the motorcycle was wounded and detained and the second was apprehended by police after a pursuit. No policeman or civilian was hurt.
Lieutenant-General Raed Shakir Jawdat said security forces were in control of the centre of Hammam al-Alil, although he did not say whether the militants had been pushed out completely.
Special forces took over the neighbourhoods of Malayeen, Samah, Khadra, Karkukli, Quds and Karama, inflicting heavy losses on the ISIS fighters and raising the Iraqi flag over buildings.
The British High Commission confirmed that Yasin Mohammad Abdus Samad Talukder was detained in July, shortly after the Bangladeshi police accused him of having links to Islamic militants, but authorities have denied any involvement in his detention.
History suggests the militants will respond to any discontent with brutality, especially after losing control of the cities of Falluja and Ramadi this year.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi expressed confidence in victory in his first message after US-backed Iraqi forces started an offensive to take back Mosul.
The failed coup in Turkey is costing opposing voices, including Kurdish ones, and is setting it years back on in finding a solution to the conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.
Iraqi troops, security forces, Shi’ite militias and Kurdish peshmerga have been advancing on several fronts towards Mosul, backed by US-led troops and air forces.
In the three and half months since a failed military coup, Turkey has sacked or suspended more than 110,000 people, launched a military incursion into Syria, and repeatedly threatened to do the same in Iraq.
Troops of the Iraqi army’s Counter-Terrorism Service moved forward on Gogjali, an industrial zone on the eastern outskirts.
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed is under pressure from international lenders to deliver more reforms and spending cuts as people continue to protest and demand jobs.
Gun trucks and humvees streamed north heading to Mosul, flying the banners of Shi’ite militias along with Iraqi flags while blaring religious songs.
After a mere eight years in which diplomacy narrowly edged out militarism, the foreign policy elite rallying around Clinton has forgotten the lessons of the George W. Bush era.
Eight Rohingya women, all from U Shey Kya village in Rakhine State, described in detail how soldiers last week raided their homes, looted property and raped them at gun point.
Syrian writer and activist Yassin al-Haj Saleh voices his criticism of an international consensus that has come to see the Syrian conflict in Bashar al-Assad’s terms – as a fight against terrorism.
Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar were among thousands of Yazidi women and girls abducted, tortured and sexually abused by ISIS fighters.
Mosul, a city of 1.5 million people, and the smaller Syrian city of Raqqa are the two pillars of ISIS’s self-declared caliphate, and recapturing them would be a pivotal defeat for the ultra-hardline Sunni jihadists.
ISIS fighters have tried to divert the attention of forces from Mosul by launching attacks on other cities.
Trump also rapped on the negotiation abilities of Clinton after her open criticism of Vladimir Putin and the deteriorating ties with Philippines.
A commander said the advance was pausing to allow other military units to make similar progress and consolidate the front before pushing further.
The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ was set up to avoid mass killings, but is limited because the member nations can only intervene when “a country is unable or unwilling to protect its own population”
The costly reconquest of the city will not significantly impact the group’s transnational strategy.
ISIS’s assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil-producing region, killed six members of the security forces and two Iranians
Iraqi government forces and allied Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are steadily recovering outlying territory before the main push into the city begins.
Three days into the assault on Mosul, US-backed and Kurdish forces are steadily recovering outlying territory before the big push into the city itself.
The ICC sentence against Al-Mahdi for destroying ancient artifacts at Timbuktu sends the right message that the international community will not tolerate the destruction of heritage sites.
The leader of ISIS was reported to be among thousands of hardline militants still in the city, suggesting the group would go to great lengths to repel the coalition.
Hundreds of thousands of Christians have fled Mosul and other cities in recent years in the face of intimidation, death threats and violence.
The Popular Mobilisation Forces says civilians in Hawija have nothing to fear.
A faction of the militant group released 21 of the girls on Thursday after the Red Cross and the Swiss government brokered a deal.
About 30,000 troops were expected to take part from the Iraqi army, Kurdish Peshmerga militia and Sunni tribal fighters, while estimates of ISIS forces in the city range from 4,000 to 8,000.
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For Moscow, Pakistan’s rising salience is driven by its fears about the spread of ISIS, and its perception that India has drawn too close to the United States.
The attacker, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd marking the Ashura hold day.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.