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Islamic State
Islamic State


ISIL Received $45 Million In Ransoms This Year

ISIL militants operating in Syria and Iraq have received as much as $45 million in ransoms in the past year, a UN expert says. Yotsna Lalji, a United Nations expert monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda, warned during a meeting of the UN Security Council’s counter-terrorism committee that kidnapping for ransom by ISIL and other terrorist groups […]

Location of Ferguson, Missouri within St. Louis County and St. Louis County within Missouri
Location of Ferguson, Missouri within St. Louis County and St. Louis County within Missouri.


Ferguson Remains On Edge After Violent Night

The Midwestern U.S. town of Ferguson, Missouri, and surrounding areas are bracing for more protests after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The decision, announced late Monday, sparked a night of violence that saw protesters loot businesses and set fire […]

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso


Burkina Faso Government Appointed

Four of 26 ministerial posts went to military officers in Burkina Faso’s new government appointed last night. Colonel Isaac Zida, appointed as Prime Minister, will also head Defence. The Interior ministry will be headed by Colonel Auguste Denise Barry. The interim President Michel Kafando, a career diplomat, was also assigned the Foreign ministry. The cabinet […]

Mosul, Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Michael Bracken, Wikipedia Commons.
Mosul, Iraq. Photo by Sgt. Michael Bracken, Wikipedia Commons.


ISIL Kidnaps Mosul Traders For Refusing To Pay ‘Royalties’

The “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) kidnapped six traders in Mosul after they refused to pay the group “royalties”, Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights said Monday (November 24th). ISIL detained six traders in Mosul “because they refused to pay royalties”, the ministry said in a statement. The group has threatened to behead […]