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Turkey: Court Jails Editor For Insulting President

A Turkish court has handed down a 21-month suspended jail sentence to an editor of a leading English-language Turkish daily newspaper after convicting him of insulting the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Ankara penal court said Bulent Kenes, editor-in-chief, Today’s Zaman, was guilty of insulting Erdoğan in a tweet implying his late mother would have

Belgium Court Jails Islamist Group Members

A Belgium court has sentenced, to prison terms, the leader of a group that sent Jihadists to Syria, in what was described as the biggest trial of its kind in the country. The court found a total of 45 members of the Sharia4Belgium group guilty of terror-related offences. The leader of the terrorist organization, Fouad

Aid Crisis Grips UNHCR

A shortfall of $58.45 million funding, coupled with this year’s recent growth in the number of internally displaced persons, may leave about 1 million Syrian and Iraqi refugees without proper help. This is coming just as winter approaches, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR has said. Despite the fact that about $154 million

US hits IS oil targets in Syria

The US-led coalition has targeted oil refineries in Syria during a third night of air strikes against Islamic State, IS, militants. The raids, carried out by US, Saudi and UAE aircraft, killed 14 IS fighters and five civilians in eastern Syria, activists said. The US military said the refineries generated as much as $2 million

US Airstrikes Against ISIS Expand Into Syria

The United States and its allied Arab nations have carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS, in Syria. The strikes were aimed at key targets of the ISIS, including its base of operations in Raqqa, Syria, as well as a secretive al-Qaeda branch known as the Khorasan Group. The Pentagon

Dozens Killed in Syria Car Explosion

At least 34 persons were killed and over 50 injured after a car bomb exploded in a government-controlled village in Central Hama Province, Syria. According to Sana, Syria’s state-run news agency, the car exploded in Horrah village, in the countryside near the central city of Hama early today. Sana said rebels who have been fighting

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