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'They deserve no mercy': Iraq deals briskly with accused 'women of Isis'
So did her fellow accused – all from central Asia or Turkey ... from 110 countries are estimated to have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the jihadist group. Of those, around 1,900 are believed to have been French citizens, and around 800 were ... read more
Putin to Central Asia: Let Daddy Save You From the Islamic State
Since Russian border guards left Tajikistan’s 800-mile southern border with Afghanistan in 2005, where they had been posted to secure the porous frontier, Moscow defense officials have ... you?” Nonetheless, the presence of the Islamic State in Central ... read more
Donald Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush
“I’m honored to get this award,” he told the audience. “I’d really like to dedicate it to the generosity of the American people and ask you to ... Bush left Iraq on a positive trajectory. As the years have passed “people have been able to ... read more
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‘Be damned with them’: Summary justice for women accused of joining Isis
So did her fellow accused – all from central Asia or Turkey ... from 110 countries are estimated to have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the jihadist group. Of those, around 1,900 are believed to have been French citizens, and about 800 were British. read more
Is China a Colonial Power?
In a lesser-known novel, “Claudius Bombarnac,” Jules Verne describes the adventures of the titular foreign correspondent as he rides the “Grand Transasiatic Railway” from the “European frontier” to “the capital of the Celestial Empire.” read more
Terrorism on our doorstep: Takes a region to counter extremism
While women and children have long been an integral part ... Foreign fighters returning to south-east Asia are of high concern for Canberra. Indonesian police claim that there are more than 500 returnees from Syria or Iraq to the country, a relatively ... read more
Trump vs. the “Deep State”
(Her brother, a Navy doctor, served in Iraq ... departures have been liberating, a purge of obstructionists. “The President now has people around him who aren’t trying to subvert him,” Michael Caputo, a senior campaign adviser, told me. read more
Iraq crisis: Rutba latest western town to fall to Isis
A spokesman for the Military Councils, one of the main Sunni groups fighting alongside Isis, told the BBC the rebels' strategic goal was the capital itself ... say. Are you in Iraq or do you have family there? Have you been affected by recent events? read more
A warrior goes to China: Did Erik Prince cross a line?
The school is overseen by Frontier Services Group, a Hong Kong-based company founded by Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL who created Blackwater, a security firm that played a major and controversial role in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In November ... read more
Donald Trump says US will no longer abide by Iran deal – as it happened
Here’s where things are at now: Syrian air defences downed two Israeli missiles near Damascus, state media reported, after explosions were heard at a military base south of the capital ... frontier with Syria. “Additionally, defence systems have been ... read more