Kobane: Kurdish forces started a major assault on ISIS
2014-12-15 02:54:05 UTC
Kobane (Kurdistan) – Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Kobane captured seven important locations from the Islamic State (IS) in a joint major assault, a Peshmerga official told Rudaw.
Meanwhile, YPG forces kil...
Six men released from Guantanamo arrive in Uruguay
2014-12-08 09:07:45 UTC
The Pentagon identified the released detainees as Abu Wael Dhiab, Ali Husain Shaaban, Ahmed Adnan Ajuri, and Abdelahdi Faraj, from Syria; Mohammed Abdullah Taha Mattan, Palestinian; Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi, from Tunisia.
A lawyer for 43-ye...
Mexico missing student identified among charred remains
2014-12-07 08:31:05 UTC
A family member of one of the students, Alexander Mora, confirmed that the remains identified were his.
The relative said the family had received the information from a team of forensic experts.
The students were allegedly seized by local po...
Kurdish forces stop ISIS attack on three fronts in Kobane
2014-12-07 08:25:02 UTC
KOBANE — Islamist militants attacked the Kurdish forces in Kobane on three fronts Friday morning, a commander told Rudaw - a Kurdish media network-, and the Kurds responded with heavy fire, stopping the attack and killing several militants.
Mexico gang members 'admits student deaths'
2014-11-08 10:53:03 UTC
Mexico City - Suspects in the disappearance of 43 students have described a macabre and complicated mass murder and incineration of the victims carried out over an entire day and ending with their ashen remains being dumped into a river.
Obama Wrote a Letter to Khamenei
2014-11-07 16:28:42 UTC
During his regularly scheduled press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the report that President Obama wrote a letter to Iran's supreme religious leader Khamenei this past October. He responded that he was "not in ...
Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG -
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...
Pro-Western blocs 'win Ukraine poll'
2014-10-27 02:50:16 UTC
Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine's parliament after the first elections to the body since February's revolution, exit polls suggest.
As votes are counted, President Petro Poroshenko's bloc looks set to win the most, with PM Arseny Yats...
KOBANE: U.S. planes drop weapon to Kurdish Peshmerga
2014-10-20 07:19:40 UTC
U.S. military aircraft dropped weapons and supplies to Kurdish peshmerga defending the Syrian city of Kobane against the 'Islamic State' IS, despite its ally Turkey’s declarations opposing such a move.
The airdrops on Sunday were the first of t...
Kurdish fighters in Kobani call for heavy weapons
2014-10-11 17:21:20 UTC
A group that monitors the Syrian civil war said the Kurdish forces faced inevitable defeat in Kobani if Turkey did not open its border to let through arms - something Ankara has so far appeared reluctant to do.
ISIS 'Islamic State' is getting s...
Australian Major General says ISIS will be defeated in Iraq
2014-10-10 16:58:49 UTC
Australian Major General Craig Orme says the Coalition is supremely better and maintaining connection to Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerger ground forces than ISIS is at supplying its own fighters.
“These are problems all military forces face. They’ve ...
Turkey: Syrian town about to fall to jihadists
2014-10-07 17:24:25 UTC
MURSITPINAR, Turkey ( AP ) — The Islamic State group is about to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, Turkey's president said Tuesday, as outgunned Kurdish forces struggled to repel the extremists with limited aid from U.S.-led coalition airs...
Hong Kong Protesters Stage Massive, Defiant Ralley
2014-10-04 16:22:45 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Pro-democracy protesters were defiant in the face of attacks by opponents and warnings by the Hong Kong government to clear the streets, staging a massive rally Saturday evening in the downtown business district they've occupied f...
British hostage beheaded by terror group ISIS
2014-10-04 05:56:52 UTC
CAIRO (AP) -- An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.
The video mi...
German government approved arms exports to Arab States
2014-10-03 20:05:32 UTC
A key component of ISIS’s support came from wealthy individuals in the Arab Gulf States of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
World Bulletin/News Desk - Germany's national security council has approved the export of arms to Saudi Arabia, Qatar a...
Hong Kong Protesters Shelve Talks With Government
2014-10-03 18:40:24 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on electoral reforms Friday after mobs of people tried to drive them from streets they had occupied in one of the city's main shopping areas.
Turkish government has its own plan for Syria
2014-10-01 06:52:47 UTC
By Orion Pegman
DIAAL NEWS - Syrian refugees are still escaping from ISIS to Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like to set up a protection zone for them in northern Syria and solve several problems at once --push the ISIS b...
UN pledge action to curb climate change
2014-09-24 15:57:07 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
DIAAL NEWS - Last sunday people protested against global warming. 675,000 protesters in 161 countries, according to the organizers.
There were upper east side strollers, wild costumes, drums, celebrities, well weathered p...
Final Outcome for Scotland – 55% Say“NO”
2014-09-19 18:30:17 UTC
Scotland has clearly decided against secession and thus remains part of the United Kingdom. Now Prime Minister must keep his promise of autonomy to Scotland.
After counting all the voting districts in Scotland the final result of the referendum...
UN Peacekeepers Pulling Out of Golan Heights
2014-09-17 01:44:38 UTC
Diaal News - The situation for the UN peacekeeping force in Syria has became exceedingly dangerous.
Their mission to keep peace has been undermined by the escalating clashes in Syria. Hundreds of UN peacekeepers have fled fighting in Syria.