US Conducting Drone Flights From Turkey

The US last weekend conducted its first drone strike missions out of Turkey, the Pentagon said Monday, and plans to conduct manned aircraft flights from Incirlik Air Base. No airstrikes have been conducted yet, the Associated Press reported. The base will service to also conduct search and rescue operations along with military operations, Capt. Jeff … Continue reading US Conducting Drone Flights From Turkey

Cameroon Pays High Price For Joining Boko Haram Fight

By Monde Kingsley Nfor A month ago, the main market in the Cameroonian town of Maroua was bustling with traders and buyers. Now it is a place of fear and suspicion, bordering on paranoia. Five suicide bombings in just 13 days in the Far North Region, all blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, have … Continue reading Cameroon Pays High Price For Joining Boko Haram Fight

Israel Seals Off Al-Aqsa Compound Amid Mounting Tensions

Israeli police on Sunday sealed the gates of occupied East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound amid calls by Jewish extremist groups to storm the holy site. “Israeli police have stepped up security in the area, deploying hundreds of troops and setting up roadblocks at the mosque’s entrances,” mosque director Omar al-Qiswani told Anadolu Agency. “Only women … Continue reading Israel Seals Off Al-Aqsa Compound Amid Mounting Tensions

NE Australia Shaken By Earthquake

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake, equal to the most damaging in country’s history, has hit near the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, senior seismologist from Geoscience Australia Dan Jaksa said. “This is equivalent to the earthquake that occurred in 1989 in Newcastle, which of course is the most damaging earthquake in Australia’s history,” Jaksa said Saturday, … Continue reading NE Australia Shaken By Earthquake

Yemen Pro-Government Fighters Receive New Weapons

Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials said Sunday. Military and port officials in Aden said new heavy and medium weapons and ammunition arrived in Aden in late July by sea to support pro-government army divisions and militias against … Continue reading Yemen Pro-Government Fighters Receive New Weapons