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Jul 30, 2014

West's Sanctions Playbook Faces Challenge in Russia

Recent history of U.S. and EU sanctions—including against Iran, North Korea and Syria—suggests that significantly stronger penalties could be needed to change the Kremlin's calculations on Ukraine... #Syria #Iran

Jul 31, 2014

Suicide Bomber From U.S. Came Home Before Attack

Moner Mohammad Abusalha, a Florida man who died in a suicide attack in Syria in May, traveled to the U.S. for several months after training with a group allied with Al Qaeda... #Syria #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Florida #Al-Qaeda

Aug 01, 2014

Ancient Haven for Refugees Sees Signs of Strain

Struggling to accommodate the thousands fleeing civil war in Syria, the Turkish government has quietly begun moving them to camps outside of the cities... #Syria #Turkey

Jul 31, 2014

Suicide Bomber From U.S. Came Home Before Attack

Moner Mohammad Abusalha, a Florida man who died in a suicide attack in Syria in May, traveled to the U.S. for several months after training with a group allied with Al Qaeda... #Syria #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Florida #Al-Qaeda

Jul 30, 2014

'Barrel bomb' use in Syria said to escalate despite U.N. ban

The Syrian government has escalated its use of "barrel bombs" against densely populated neighborhoods near Aleppo in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the indiscriminate and deadly explosives, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesda... #Syria #U N Security Council #Human Rights Watch #Aleppo, Syria

Jul 30, 2014

Countries don't own their Internet domains, ICANN says

The Internet domain name for a country doesn’t belong to that country—nor to anyone, according to ICANN. Plaintiffs who successfully sued Iran, Syria and North Korea as sponsors of terrorism want to seize the three countries’ ccTLDs (country code top... #Syria #Iran

Jul 30, 2014

VIDEO: American suicide bomber in Syria threatens U.S.

The 22-year-old believed to be the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria's civil war recorded a chilling video before he died in the May assault... #Syria #Iran

Jul 27, 2014

Al Qaeda-linked Syria fighters release video purporting to show American suicide bomber

An Al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven... #Syria #Al-Qaeda

Jul 31, 2014

Suicide Bomber From U.S. Came Home Before Attack

Moner Mohammad Abusalha, a Florida man who died in a suicide attack in Syria in May, traveled to the U.S. for several months after training with a group allied with Al Qaeda... #Syria #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Florida #Al-Qaeda

Jul 31, 2014

Recent History Suggests Tougher Russia Sanctions Are Needed

Past experience of U.S. and EU sanctions—including against Iran, North Korea and Syria—suggests that significantly stronger penalties could be needed to change the Kremlin's calculations on Ukraine... #Syria #Iran