Rebel attacks in Mozambique: Regional leaders to discuss security

Regional leaders in Southern Africa are meeting to discuss an increasing rebel insurgency in Mozambique. Since 2017, an armed group believed to have links to the ISIL (ISIS) group has carried out more than 350 attacks, killing over 600 people in Mozambique’s northern region of Cabo Delgado. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports on how a … Read more Rebel attacks in Mozambique: Regional leaders to discuss security

Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

In September 2016, nearly two months before the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s election, United States President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). “As I address this hall as president for the final time, let me recount the progress that we’ve made,” he said, “A quarter-century after the end of the Cold … Read more Samantha Power: ‘US is pulling away from its democratic allies’ | Talk to Al Jazeera

Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

From the cradle to the grave, it seems no one is safe from Afghanistan’s endless war. Newborn babies, mothers and nurses were among 24 people killed when gunmen opened fire inside a Kabul maternity hospital on Tuesday. While 21 mourners at a funeral in Nangahar province were killed by an ISIL suicide bomber. President Ashraf … Read more Will there ever be direct talks between Afghan government and Taliban? | Inside Story

ISIL attacks: 14 Popular Mobilisation Forces killed in Iraq

Over the weekend, the ISIL (ISIS) group conducted several coordinated attacks in Iraq’s Salahuddin province, killing at least 14 members of a paramilitary group known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces or Hashd al-Shaabi. The group’s commander says it is being neglected over sectarian issues. He also said the area was poorly reinforced as resources get … Read more ISIL attacks: 14 Popular Mobilisation Forces killed in Iraq

ISIL militants kill 10 military personnel in Iraq

Ten members of the Iraqi armed forces were killed in an attack by ISIL militant group. Security forces said the jihadists attacked members of Iraq’s People’s Mobilization Forces stationed outside a town about 180 kilometers north of Baghdad. It was the deadliest attack by the terrorist group in several months. #Iraq #ISIL Subscribe to us … Read more ISIL militants kill 10 military personnel in Iraq

Spanish police arrest ‘most wanted’ British Isil recruiter

Spanish police have caught one of the ‘most wanted’ Islamic State terrorists. The suspect is allegedly Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, he is a British former rapper from Maida Vale in West London Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on … Read more Spanish police arrest ‘most wanted’ British Isil recruiter

Polls close in Mali election held despite threats of violence

Turnout has been very low in Mali’s election with voters put off by the twin threat of the coronavirus and continuing violence from ISIL (ISIS) and al-Qaeda affiliates, who have called for a boycott of the vote. And those who took part in the second-round ballot say their country needs a functioning government in order … Read more Polls close in Mali election held despite threats of violence

On Working-Class Institutions and Video Games | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

In these two short excerpts from Studio B: Unscripted, award-winning illustrator and writer Molly Crabapple shares what she has learned through canvassing on behalf of the Bernie Sanders political campaign. And best-selling author and playwright Paul Mason describes why he is concerned about the dissemination of far-right messaging in video games. Crabapple has chronicled the … Read more On Working-Class Institutions and Video Games | Studio B: Unscripted (web extra)

UN Special Adviser: ISIL spared ‘nobody’ in its crimes | Talk to Al Jazeera

ISIL made headlines around the world in 2014, when its fighters pushed out Iraqi soldiers and took control of cities like Mosul and Sinjar. And in what became known as the Sinjar massacre, thousands of Yazidi men, women and children were killed. In response to ISIL’s rapid territorial gains, the United States and its allies … Read more UN Special Adviser: ISIL spared ‘nobody’ in its crimes | Talk to Al Jazeera

Deadly shooting attack at Kabul ceremony kills at least 32 people | ABC News

Gunmen opened fire on a gathering of dignitaries in the Afghan capital of Kabul, with ISIL claiming responsibility for the attack. Just days after the signing of an ambitious peace deal with the Taliban, the violence caps a week of bloodshed, with lasting peace in the region seeming increasingly distant. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-07/27-killed-in-kabul-ceremony-attack-attended-by-top-politicians/12035434 For … Read more Deadly shooting attack at Kabul ceremony kills at least 32 people | ABC News

Iraq: ISIL attacks return amid uncertain security situation

Reports are growing of attacks by ISIL (ISIS) fighters in northern Iraq as the group takes advantage of an uncertain security situation. In January, Iraq’s Parliament called for foreign troops to be expelled after Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US air raid. Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn met villagers in northern Iraq who … Read more Iraq: ISIL attacks return amid uncertain security situation

Iraq forces continue fight against ISIL without US air support

The recent crisis between Washington and Tehran could have a long-term impact on neighbouring Iraq, where efforts to root out remaining ISIL fighters are ongoing. Iraqi security forces are continuing the fight on their own, without valuable air support. Al Jazeera’s Simona Foltyn reports from Nineveh province, where she met with SWAT team members who … Read more Iraq forces continue fight against ISIL without US air support

Libya: Are Haftar’s forces harbouring ‘the new ISIL’?

Since Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar began his offensive to take the capital Tripoli, he has courted the West by saying he is trying to rid the country of, in his words, “terrorists”. But elements within Haftar’s forces have been accused of sharing an ideology similar to the al-Qaeda and the ISIL (ISIS) group. … Read more Libya: Are Haftar’s forces harbouring ‘the new ISIL’?

Libya: A rally for hope | Al Jazeera World

Mohamed Fezzani, a motor mechanic from the northern coastal town of Surman, is just one of the Libyan drivers and motorsport fans who are gathering for a rally in the desert in a still bitterly divided country. For Fezzani and the hundreds of drivers and fans, this is not just an escape from the endless … Read more Libya: A rally for hope | Al Jazeera World