Tag archive for ‘Islamic State group’
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Iraq forces sweep Ramadi after landmark victory

RAMADI: Iraqi forces swept the devastated streets of Ramadi for bombs Monday, after recapturing the city they lost in May and clinching a major victory against the Islamic State group.  More...

US President Barack Obama speaks during an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, December 6, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEB / AFP / POOL / SAUL LOEB
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Barack Obama admits ‘challenge’ of stopping Islamic State

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama admitted that “lone wolf” jihadist attacks present a vexing new security challenge Friday, even as he assured Americans the Islamic State group can be defeated.  More...

By Syed Ammar Alavi On Thursday, December 17th, 2015

UN moves to tighten net around IS finances

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council holds its first-ever meeting of finance ministers Thursday to adopt a wide-ranging draft resolution aimed at ramping up sanctions against the Islamic State group and cutting More...

By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Barack Obama calls on Turkey, Russia to focus on ‘common enemy’ IS

PARIS: US President Barack Obama called on Russia and Turkey to move beyond a furious row over the downing of a fighter jet and focus on the Islamic State group, after meeting his Turkish counterpart in Paris on More...

By Syed Ammar Alavi On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

IS claims deadly Sinai bombing as experts probe Russian crash

CAIRO: A bombing claimed by the Islamic State group Wednesday killed at least four policemen in Egypt’s Sinai, as investigators pursued their probe of a mysterious Russian airliner crash in the peninsula. In More...