European police attack the online presence of the Islamic State

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – European police forces have destroyed several Internet servers used by the Islamic State, bringing a blow to the armed group's ability to propagate online propaganda, announced…

Brothers of blood: the rich family behind the suicide bombings in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Fathima Fazla, a Sri Lankan housewife, thought her wealthy neighbors in the big three-story house on the other side of the street were the rich celebrities of…

Taliban rejects offer of peace talks in Afghanistan

KABUL / PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – The Taliban have rejected the offer of talks in Kabul next month in Saudi Arabia, where militants fighting to restore strict Islamic law in…

US sanctions Hezbollah networks in Iraq, son of group leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on four people linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah, who are coordinating the activities of the Iran-backed group in Iraq and have…

"Life goes on": Thousands of armistices mark the First World War in Australia, not attacked after an attack

MELBOURNE / SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people attended commemorative ceremonies held in Melbourne to mark the centenary of the Armistice ending the First World War. They ignored the security…

Melbourne police see the inspiration of an Islamic state behind a stabbing knife

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Aussie who burned a truck loaded with gas cylinders in central Melbourne and stabbed a person was inspired by the Islamic State but had no direct…

US stops supplying support for war in Yemen as pressure builds in Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON / CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to stop refueling planes of the Saudi coalition fighting Houthi insurgents in Yemen, ending an element of…

Syrian government forces and clashes between rebels in the north-west of the country: Observatory, SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian government forces clashed with rebels in Hama province on Friday in the most violent fighting in northwest China, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on…