ISIS makes millions playing foreign markets with stolen cash, analysts say
The Islamic State terror group is raking in up to $20 million a month by playing foreign currency markets under the noses of unsuspecting officials – all with cash that was looted from banks, financial analysts told British lawmakers Wednesday.
ISIS double bombing of Baghdad market kills at least 73
BAGHDAD – In Iraq, the death toll from devastating back-to-back market bombings carried out by ISIS the previous day in eastern Baghdad climbed to 73 on Monday, officials said.
ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video
ISIS has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies’ effort to take down terror-affiliated accounts, according to a published report.
Missing radioactive material in Iraq prompts nationwide search, ISIS fears
A desperate hunt for “highly dangerous” radioactive material is on in Iraq, where officials fear it could have fallen into the hands of ISIS, according to a government official in Baghdad.
Workers clear out of inter-Korean factory park after North orders military takeover
North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."
Passenger sucked out of cabin after explosion on Somali plane, officials say
An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner over Somalia late Tuesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing after a passenger apparently was sucked out of the cabin, officials and witnesses said.
At least 86 killed in Boko Haram attack, including children burned alive
A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death, among 86 people officials say died in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists.
US, China spar over North Korea, South China Sea
BEIJING – The United States and China sparred Wednesday on how to deal with North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test and ease rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
After meeting for more than four hours in Beijing in what they both termed "constructive" and "candid" discussions, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi nonetheless presented sharply opposing positions on the two issues at a news conference.
Bombs found, suspected attackers killed in Egypt 5 years after Mubarak ousted
Egypt on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak but failed to bring about the goals of democracy and freedom the young activists who spearheaded the "revolution" had espoused.
ISIS destroys Iraq's oldest Christian monastery, satellite photos confirm
ERBIL, Iraq – Satellite photos obtained by The Associated Press confirm what church leaders and Middle East preservationists had feared: The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of the Islamic State group's relentless destruction of heritage sites it considers heretical.
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