By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 29 – Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Up to 200,000 people still live behind Daesh lines in Mosul’s
LONDON, May 29 – Britain’s MI5 is to hold an inquiry into how it dealt with public warnings that the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi posed a potential threat, the BBC reported on Monday. MI5 was alerted to Abedi’s extremist views at least three times, the BBC said. It is highly unusual for British authorities
A video has been surfacing online showing the exact moment when the Manchester bombing happened. The footage appears to have been taken inside the concert hall, and shows increasing panic as attendees attempt to escape the massive concert hall. On Monday, 22 people were killed in a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
A British man by the name of Aarron Lambo has stood up for Muslims following the Manchester attack. Lambo, a bodybuilder who owns a gym called Alpha Training, posted a video on his Facebook page after the Manchester bombing, voicing his support and concern for Muslims who will “wake up today to abuse and bullying.”
LONDON, May 24 – The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and wounded 59 after a pop concert in Manchester was known to the security services and likely did not act alone, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday. Rudd also said it was “irritating” that information about the investigation into the bombing had been
By Jenna Le Bras Alexandria usually seems clear and sunny, but for a couple of days after the tragic event, the seaside town was put under a bell. The sun stayed low and the hectic sea raged as the Egyptian flags were at half-mast. In mid April, coordinated suicide attacks on St. Mark’s Church, Egypt’s
By Jenna Le Bras “Two years ago, attacks were concentrated in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. Now, they also happen in Al Arish,” notes Ashraf Al Sharif, specialist of terrorist movements in Egypt, underlining the geographical progression of the group towards the west of the country. This area, (Al Arish, Sheikh Zuweid, Rafah), called “the triangle”
By Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, May 18 – Turkey said on Thursday the U.S. special envoy in the battle against Islamic State should be removed because he supported Kurdish militants, and warned that Ankara would act unilaterally if it faced attack from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. The comments, which followed a White
VIENNA, May 11 – An Austrian court jailed a Syrian asylum seeker for life for murdering 20 wounded soldiers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army while fighting alongside an anti-Assad militia near the city of Homs, a court spokesman said. An interpreter had told the court the 27-year-old man recounted the episode to him in
KABUL, May 8 – The head of Daesh in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27 conducted jointly by Afghan and U.S. Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, U.S. and Afghan officials said on Sunday. Hasib, appointed last year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a U.S.