Tag Archives: Iraq

'Unit 732', the French anti-IS volunteers in Iraq

Daquq (Iraq) (AFP) – The translator rushed towards the rudimentary trailer housing the French volunteers who came to Iraq to fight against the Islamic State jihadist group alongside Kurdish forces….

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British soldier who lost his leg in Iraq combats Islamophobia on Facebook

View gallery . Chris Herbert speaking at a reception to celebrate the endeavour challenges completed to date & outline future … Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from traveling to…

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Europeans circulate Syrian, Iraqi passport watchlist: diplomats

BEIRUT (Reuters) – European countries have been circulating a watch list of missing Syrian & Iraqi passports they fear could be filled with false data & used by people to…

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US keeps wraps on new commando force for Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commando force that President Barack Obama is dispatching to Iraq to conduct clandestine raids against the Islamic State group does not fit neatly into a picture…

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Greek police start to move migrants from Macedonia border

Athens (AFP) – Greek police launched an operation early Wednesday to remove a thousand migrants gathered at the border with Macedonia, after Skopje introduced a system of filtering those who…

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The Latest: Greek riot police remove protesters at border

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest in the influx of people into Europe. All times local: 11:55 a.m. Greek riot police have removed hundreds of protesting migrants from a border…

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House passes bill to tighten visa waiver program

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to tighten restrictions on travel to the United States by citizens of the 38 nations who…

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US House votes to tighten controls on visa-free travelers

Washington (AFP) – American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to impose restrictions making it more difficult for visitors to Iraq, Syria & countries listed as supporting terrorism to travel visa-free to…

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Jihadist veterans pose generational threat even if IS defeated: experts

Paris (AFP) – Even if the Islamic State group is one day defeated on its territory, the world could face an even greater threat from tens of thousands of battle-hardened…

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Foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria have doubled: report

Hong Kong (AFP) – The number of foreign fighters in Iraq & Syria has more than doubled since last year to at least 27,000, a report by an intelligence consultancy…

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