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China says it may have citizens fighting for ISIL in Iraq

Jul 28, 2014

China says it may have citizens fighting for ISIL in Iraq

China has repeatedly expressed concern about the upsurge in violence in Iraq and the march of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has seized much of the north of the country as Baghdad's forces there collapsed. #World #China #Terrorism #US #Syria #Jihad #UN #TheySaidIt #Iraq #Mosul #Uighur muslims #ethnic tensions #ISIL
ISIL's rapid rise puts Syrian army's strategy to test

Jul 25, 2014

ISIL's rapid rise puts Syrian army's strategy to test

The emergence of the al Qaeda offshoot, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has so far allowed President Bashar al-Assad to present himself to the world as a bulwark against Sunni Islamist radicals #World #Terrorism #United Nations #US #Syria #Jihad #ConnectTheDots #UN #Iraq #Mosul #ISIS
Experts say UN report on ISIL ordering female genital mutilation is 'fake'

Jul 25, 2014

Experts say UN report on ISIL ordering female genital mutilation is 'fake'

The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), took over large swathes of the country last month and has begun imposing its extreme Salafist interpretation of Islam. #ThatsJustWrong #World #Terrorism #United Nations #US #Syria #Jihad #UN #Iraq #Mosul #ISIS
First U.N. aid convoy enters Syria without government consent

Jul 25, 2014

First U.N. aid convoy enters Syria without government consent

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions of people in need as a tactic of war. The U.N. #facebook #China #Syria #Brazil #France #Middle East #Russia #Security #opinion
Lebanese soldier defects to al Qaeda in Syria - video

Jul 24, 2014

Lebanese soldier defects to al Qaeda in Syria - video

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Lebanese soldier has defected to an al Qaeda group in neighbouring Syria, in the first such incident, in protest at what he said was the injustice against Sunni Muslims in his country. #India #Japan #Syria #France #Arabic #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Mexico
From terrorism to tourism ISIL starts bus tour of 'caliphate'

Jul 23, 2014

From terrorism to tourism ISIL starts bus tour of 'caliphate'

IS proclaimed a "caliphate" last month straddling Iraq and Syria. According to a rebel from eastern Syria, the tours started operating immediately afterwards. #World #Terrorism #Syria #BeatThis #Tourism #USA #Iraq #kurdish #Militancy in Iraq #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #US withdrawal from Iraq #Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi #Caliphate #Tours
Days after MH17 tragedy, Malaysia Airlines flies jet over Syria

Jul 22, 2014

Days after MH17 tragedy, Malaysia Airlines flies jet over Syria

Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage Tuesday as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster #Business #Syria #Russia #BeatThis #Ukraine #Malaysia Airlines #MH17 #MH17 shot down #Flight path
Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

Jul 22, 2014

Malaysia Airlines flight over Syria reflects war zone challenge

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia Airlines ( MASM.KL ) rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe. After Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down Thursday by a ground-to-air missile in eastern Ukraine, airlines began to avoid the airspace above where the Ukrainian military has been fighting Russian-backed rebels. #facebook #United States #China #Syria #France #Russia #markets #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America
Persecution of Iraqi Christians by ISIS is a crime, says Ban Ki-moon

Jul 21, 2014

Persecution of Iraqi Christians by ISIS is a crime, says Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-moon has said that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul constitutes a crime against humanity. #Ban Ki-moon #Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Iraq crisis #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #Islamic State of Iraq and Levant #Iraqi Christians
Islamic State killed 270 in Syrian gas field battle - monitor

Jul 20, 2014

Islamic State killed 270 in Syrian gas field battle - monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clash yet between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday. #facebook #United States #Business #Japan #Syria #Technology #Middle East #Mexico #Ukraine #opinion