US sanctions Chinese logistics firm for working with Iranian Airline

The United States introduced sanctions against a Chinese logistics company for providing services to Iran's Mahan Air, the Treasury Department announced in a statement on Tuesday. "Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is designating China-based Shanghai Saint Logistics Limited for acting as a general sales agent (GSA) for … Continue reading US sanctions Chinese logistics firm for working with Iranian Airline

Pensacola base shooter closely linked to al-Qaida

The gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Florida last year repeatedly communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months leading up to the attack, U.S. officials said Monday, as they lashed out at Apple for failing to help them open the shooter's phones so they could access … Continue reading Pensacola base shooter closely linked to al-Qaida

Taliban ready to swap 20 Afghan prisoners for 100 fighters

On Wednesday, the Taliban's spokesman revealed that the militant group had discussed the details of the release of its prisoners by the Afghan government, identifying a list of 5,000 jailed members it wanted to free. The Taliban will release 20 Afghan security member in exchange for its 100 jailed militants, Reuters reported, citing a senior … Continue reading Taliban ready to swap 20 Afghan prisoners for 100 fighters

Gunman who killed dozens in New Zealand mosques pleads guilty to terrorism

The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges Thursday. The attacks targeting people praying at the mosques a year ago shocked the nation and prompted new laws banning the deadliest types of semi-automatic weapons. It also … Continue reading Gunman who killed dozens in New Zealand mosques pleads guilty to terrorism

Texas University shooter kills one, injures others

Two people were killed and a third was wounded on Monday in a shooting at a residence hall on the Texas A&M University campus in Commerce, the school said on social media. The wounded person was taken to a hospital, the school said. The person’s condition was not disclosed. Officials at the campus, part of … Continue reading Texas University shooter kills one, injures others

Terrorists kill dozens at a market in Burkina Faso

The bloodshed is part of a surge in violence in the West African country that has killed hundreds, forced nearly a million from their homes, and made much of the north ungovernable over the past two years. Thirty-six civilians were killed in Burkina Faso on Monday in what the government called a terrorist attack on … Continue reading Terrorists kill dozens at a market in Burkina Faso

Reasons behind the increasing number of deaths by Islamist militants in West Africa

France's president and his counterparts from the Sahel region are due to meet to discuss military operations against Islamist militants in West Africa. We look at the figures behind the conflict, which is slipping out of control. Attacks on army positions and civilians across the region are occurring with increasing regularity, despite the presence of … Continue reading Reasons behind the increasing number of deaths by Islamist militants in West Africa

Iran supreme leader prays for the soul of Late Gen. Qassem Soleimani

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei himself prayed over the caskets of late Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others slain in the US-led drone attack. Khamenei, who had a close relationship with Soleimani, wept at one point during the traditional Muslim prayers for the dead. The crowd wailed. Soleimani's successor, Esmail Ghaani stood … Continue reading Iran supreme leader prays for the soul of Late Gen. Qassem Soleimani

The possible consequences of Trump’s attack on Iran

Weeping amid wails from a crowd of hundreds of thousands of mourners, Iran's supreme leader on Monday prayed over the remains of a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad, an attack that's drastically raised tensions between Tehran and Washington. The targeted killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani already has … Continue reading The possible consequences of Trump’s attack on Iran

Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian sites in memory of 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days in 1979

President Donald Trump has vowed to increase drone strikes on Iran if Americans and their investments within or outside the United States are attacked. Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites "very hard" if Iran retaliates to honor the death of an Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader. … Continue reading Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian sites in memory of 52 Americans held hostage for 444 days in 1979