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Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants...

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

El-ARISH, Egypt: Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaida-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai Peninsula. The officials say four leading members of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis were arrested during the operations, which were still underway early Tuesday. The... read more »

Islamic State video shows beheading of B...

Islamic State video shows beheading of British hostage Alan Henning

LONDON: British taxi driver Alan Henning, who skipped Christmas with his family to raise funds to purchase ambulances and medical equipment and join an aid convoy to Syria, has been beheaded by Islamic State militants. Henning (47) from Eccles, Greater Manchester had been held captive in Syria for... read more »

Israeli Army kills suspected murderers o...

Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens

Jerusalem: Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces in the West Bank early Tuesday, the Israeli military confirmed. Acting on intelligence information, soldiers and police... read more »

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fl...

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals 1,30,000, Turkey’s deputy prime minister said on Monday. Numan Kurtulmus said Turkey is prepared for “the worst case... read more »

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Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being charged with handing over national security documents to Qatar, the state prosecutor says. Relations between Egypt and Qatar have been... read more »

50 days of war leave Israelis and Palestinians only more entrenched

JERUSALEM: Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, and whether Hamas will... read more »

IS struggling to control its new-found oil riches: Experts

DUBAI: Though the dreaded Islamic State is earning over $3 million daily by producing about 80,000 barrels of oil in Iraq and Syria, experts say the group is finding it difficult to... read more »

The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighters now controls a territo...

ISIS now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000 militants, according to a leading expert. Matthew... read more »