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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced plans Sunday to run for re-election in May at the head of a new coalition separate from key rival and Dawa party co-member Nuri al-Maliki.Abadi said in a statement he set up the "Victory Alliance" coalition as a "cross-sectarian" list aimed at overcoming divisions and battling inequalities in the country.The coalition, the 65-year-old premier said, would strive to "protect the victory and the sacrifices" of the Iraqi people and to "fight against corruption... (and for) the unity of Iraq".Abadi declared victory in December in the three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the... [Read More]
Shin Bet says 26-year-old Taibe resident tried — and failed — to recruit others to join him during summer's Temple Mount crisis... [Read More]
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BAGHDAD: Iraq's prime minister says he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group.Haider al-Ab... [Read More]
An Israeli citizen from the Arab city of Taibe was arrested for planning to carry out a terror attack in the name of the Islamic State terrorist organization, Israel's Shin Bet security agency announced Sunday. [Read More]
Iraq's prime minister says he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi, who comes from Iraq's Shiite majority, assumed office in 2014, weeks after IS stormed across northern and central Iraq. Since then, Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition have gradually retaken all the territory once held by the Sunni extremists. In a statement late Saturday, al-Abadi said his Victory Alliance will "boost the country's integrity and national sovereignty, correct mistakes and achieve justice and equality for all Iraqis." He... [Read More]
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An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa's vast Sahel... [Read More]
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Iraq's prime minister says he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group. In a statement issued late…... [Read More]
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An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked... [Read More]
everything took damage," he... [Read More]
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An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops in October and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa's vast Sahel... [Read More]
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An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S. mi... [Read More]
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An Afghan defense official told VOA that the recent spike in violence in Afghanistan is not the work of the Islamic State terror group. Rather the Pakistan-based Haqqani network is behind the attacks, he said. General Mohammad Radmanesh, a spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry of Defense, told VOA the Haqqani network, a U.S.-designated terror group, has been carrying out attacks under the name of the IS terror group. "Based on our intelligence, they [IS] do not have the ability to carry out such attacks in the capital or its suburbs," Radmanesh said. "Unfortunately, regional intelligence... [Read More]
Missile warning panics Hawaiians For nearly 40 minutes, it seemed like the world was about to end in Hawaii, when a false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for the islands sparks a panic. Officials later apologize for the mistake. Bipartisan plan delays deportations A bipartisan agreement among a handful of senators to prevent the deportation of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants could take 12 years. The Associated Press got details of the deal that includes $1.6 billion for structures including a border wall. IS offshoot behind U.S. deaths, it says An offshoot of the Islamic... [Read More]
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DAKAR, Senegal: An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa's vast Sahel region. The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday that Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi with the self-professed IS affiliate claimed responsibility for the Oct. 4 ambush about 120 miles north of Niger's capital, Niamey. The news agency has carried messages from the affiliate before, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites. The U.S. Africa Command has been investigating the attack,... [Read More]
A group in northwestern Africa that is loyal to the Islamic State issued a statement on Friday claiming responsibility for the October attack in Niger that killed four American soldiers who were on patrol with Nigerien forces. [Read More]
An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops in October and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa's vast Sahel region. The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday that Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi with the self-professed affiliate claimed responsibility for the Oct. 4 ambush about 120 miles north of Niger's capital, Niamey. The news agency has carried messages from the affiliate before, according to the SITE... [Read More]
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An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops in October and sparked... [Read More]
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An Islamic State group offshoot is claiming it carried out the attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and four Nigerien troops in October and sparked questions about U.S. military involvement in West Africa's vast Sahel region. The Mauritanian Nouakchott News Agency reported Friday that Abu al-Walid al-Sahrawi with the self-professed... [Read More]
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As Iraq emerges from more than three years of war with the Islamic State group, battling an extremist "mentality" will be the key to peaceful coexistence among... [Read More]
A group in northwestern Africa that is loyal to the Islamic State issued a statement Friday claiming responsibility for the October attack in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers who were on patrol with Nigerien forces. [Read More]
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