IS threatens attack on Washington, other countries

 CAIRO: Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack on Washington. The video, which appeared on a site used by Islamic State to...

Two Palestinians killed in clash with Israeli troops

 RAMALLAH: Israeli troops killed two Palestinians during a clash in the occupied West Bank on Monday that was sparked by an army incursion to demolish a jailed militant's family home, Palestinian medical sources and residents said. At least three other Palestinians in Qalandia refugee...

French police raid homes, arrest 23, recover rocket launchers

 PARIS: French police raided homes of suspected terrorists across France overnight following the Paris attacks, and a source close to the investigation said a Belgian national in Syria was suspected of orchestrating Friday's mayhem. Prosecutors said one of the killers had been stopped and...

Bahrain jails 12 convicted bombers for life, revokes citizenship

DUBAI: A Bahraini criminal court sentenced 12 people for life and revoked their citizenship after finding them guilty of carrying out bomb attacks on police, a senior judicial official said in a statement late on Sunday. Evidence showed that the defendants, tried at the...

France hits back, striking IS in Syria after Paris carnage

PARIS: French warplanes pounded the Islamic State group s de facto capital in Syria on Sunday, in the first such strikes since a wave of coordinated attacks claimed by the jihadists left 129 people dead in Paris. As the nation prepared to mourn the...

Turkey cancels $3.4 bln missile deal with China

ANTALYA: Turkey has cancelled a multi-billion-dollar deal with China to build its first anti-missile system that had alarmed Ankara’s allies in NATO, a Turkish official said on Sunday. "The deal was cancelled," the official from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu´s office told a foreign news...

France names first attacker as carnage reignites refugee row

PARIS: French police questioned on Sunday relatives of one of the suicide attackers who brought carnage to Paris as a row over Europe's refugee crisis re-ignited, with conservatives demanding an end to “the days of uncontrolled immigration”. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters that...

Obama vows to ‘redouble’ efforts in fight against IS after Paris carnage

ANTALYA: President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to redouble US efforts to eliminate the self-styled Islamic State group and end the Syrian civil war that has fueled its rise, denouncing the extremist group's horrifying terror spree in Paris as “an attack on the civilised world.”...

First attacker identified from Paris carnage

PARIS: French police have identified the first of seven gunmen who killed at least 129 people in a wave of carnage claimed by the Islamic State group, as international investigators stepped up their probes into Paris s worst ever attacks. French authorities Saturday named...

Clinton urges war on Islamic State, not Muslims

DES MOINES, United States: White House hopeful Hillary Clinton called for global unity to crush the Islamic State group, as the carnage in Paris took center stage at Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate. The three candidates began their debate with a moment of silence for...

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