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Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops | Reuters

Feb 10, 2016

Kuwait backs alliances against Islamic State, but no troops | Reuters

DUBAI Kuwait backs international efforts against hardline Islamist groups in Iraq and Syria although the Gulf Arab state's constitution prevents it from fighting in anything but defensive wars, a senior Kuwaiti official said. Kuwait, a U.S. ally and neighbour of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in December aimed at countering Islamic State and al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan #India #Business #Islam #Technology #Iran #United Kingdom #Iraq
Indonesia cracks down on extremists, sentences seven men to jail for supporting Islamic State

Feb 09, 2016

Indonesia cracks down on extremists, sentences seven men to jail for supporting Islamic State

A court in Indonesia sentenced seven men to between three and five years in jail for supporting the Islamic State group. #Syria #NewsTracker #Indonesia #Iraq #islamic-state #ISIL #IS #Daesh #Jakarta attacks
Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American - U.S. Justice Dept | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Widow of Islamic State leader charged in death of American - U.S. Justice Dept | Reuters

WASHINGTON The wife of a deceased Islamic State leader was charged on Monday in federal court in Virginia with conspiracy in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller who was killed a year ago while being held hostage in Syria by the militant group, the U.S. Justice Department said. #Middle East #markets #Crime #Iraq #chinese #article
Iraq begins preparations to take back Mosul, deploys thousands of troops to nearby military base

Feb 08, 2016

Iraq begins preparations to take back Mosul, deploys thousands of troops to nearby military base

The initial aim is to completely sever IS supply lines between Mosul and areas farther south including Hawijah in Kirkuk province and areas near Baiji in Salaheddin, the officer said. #NewsTracker #Iraq #Baghdad: #Airstrikes #Iraqi Army #Kurds #Mosul #islamic-state #Makhmur
Islamic State losing fighters to rival militant groups due to financial problems: Report

Feb 08, 2016

Islamic State losing fighters to rival militant groups due to financial problems: Report

The Islamic State's recent defeats signify its worsening money problems, desertions and a dwindling pool of fighters. #World #Terrorism #Syria #NewsTracker #Iraq #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #media report
Iraqi PM rejects idea of building security wall around Baghdad | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Iraqi PM rejects idea of building security wall around Baghdad | Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of all Iraqis," he said in a statement #India #Islam #Middle East #Argentina #Iraq
Iraqi PM rejects idea of building security wall around Baghdad | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Iraqi PM rejects idea of building security wall around Baghdad | Reuters

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday dismissed plans announced by the military this week to build a concrete wall around Baghdad in a bid to prevent attacks by Islamic State militants. "Baghdad is the capital of all Iraqis," he said in a statement #India #Islam #Middle East #Argentina #Iraq #opinion
Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Pentagon releases photos tied to Afghan, Iraq detainee abuse | Reuters

WASHINGTON The Pentagon on Friday released 198 photographs linked to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them showing close-ups of cuts and bruises to arms and legs of prisoners held in U.S. facilities. The Pentagon said the photos came from criminal investigations into 56 allegations of misconduct by U.S. #India #Technology #Russia #Latin America #Iraq #opinion #article
Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan kills 17, including foreigners | Reuters

Feb 06, 2016

Hotel fire in Iraqi Kurdistan kills 17, including foreigners | Reuters

ERBIL, Iraq A fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region killed 17 people on Friday, the governor of Erbil told a local media network, and the hotel manager said they included foreigners. #India #Technology #markets #Fire #United Kingdom #Latin America #Iraq
Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Thousands flee as Russian-backed offensive threatens to besiege Aleppo | Reuters

BEIRUT Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the major city could soon fall under a full government siege. Iran reported one of its generals had been killed on the front line, giving direct confirmation of the role Tehran is playing along with Moscow in what appears to be one of the most determined offensives in five years of civil war. The government assault around Aleppo, and advances in the south and northwest, helped to torpedo Geneva peace talks this week #India #Europe #Iran #Qatar #Turkey #Iraq #Jordan