Russia threatens U.S. Fighter in Syria as Tensions Rise

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 — A Russian Su-27 fighter jet ‘buzzed’ around a U.S. air force aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, Fox News reports. U.S. officials stated the jet “approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet ‘rapidly,’ coming within five feet of the American aircraft.” More confusion is circulating in the Middle East now that the United States is taken extreme measures to not only … Continue reading Russia threatens U.S. Fighter in Syria as Tensions Rise

Russia Gives Ultimatum After U.S. Downs Syrian Jet

Russia, Syria’s greatest ally in the Middle East, has sent warning signals to the United States after a led-coalition jet downed a Syrian warplane in Raqqa on Sunday. Russia states that it is now target U.S. led-coalition planes and has also cut communicational ties between the two superpowers. This instance threatens to draw the U.S. into deeper conflicts in Syria and pitting the free world … Continue reading Russia Gives Ultimatum After U.S. Downs Syrian Jet

Iraqi Ethnic Groups Threatened By Islamic State

  Iraq has historically been a multi-religious and multi-ethnic society, having been the home base of the Assyrian, Babylonian and Akkadian empires in ancient times. Iraq has also been a province of two other empires, the Persians and the Ottomans. The nation has had a complex history of immigration, annexation and conquest that has led to a number of ethnic groups coming to call it … Continue reading Iraqi Ethnic Groups Threatened By Islamic State

Qatar to Take Measures Following Arab World Severed Ties

Food imports from Qatar have declined rapidly following a decision made by the Arab world leading powers with reports that Qataris are now stockpiling supplies, sources say. On Monday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Yemen all cut ties with the wealthy nation over their support for Islamists and Iran. Qatar is largely dependent on imports of food supplies such as white sugar, estimated at … Continue reading Qatar to Take Measures Following Arab World Severed Ties

Supporters of radical cleric al-Sadr storm Green Zone

Al-Sadr supporters turned protesters stormed Iraq’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and later stormed into parliament. Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations and sit-ins for months to demand an overhaul of Iraq’s corrupt and ineffective political system, but Saturday was the first time they broke into the Green Zone, home to most government ministries and foreign embassies. Iraq has been mired … Continue reading Supporters of radical cleric al-Sadr storm Green Zone

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Delta Force team captures ISIS operative in Iraq

BAGHDAD, March 1, 2016 – Just days after Delta Force teams launched operations against ISIS in Iraq, U.S. Special Operations captured their firs ISIS operative in Northern Iraq. U.S. forces have begun interrogating the detainee and is expected to be turned over to Iraqi officials in the next few days. The mission was carried out by the Pentagon’s expeditionary targeting force. Defense Secretary Ash Carter … Continue reading Delta Force team captures ISIS operative in Iraq

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ISIS kills seven in Baghdad mall shooting

Four gunmen charged into a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad on Monday after a car bomb exploded outside, killing at least seven people, two police sources said. State television said security forces were surrounding the site of “a terrorist attack” in Baghdad Jadida, citing an interior ministry spokesman. Officials estimated that 50-75 people were trapped in the mall. A hospital official confirmed the death toll … Continue reading ISIS kills seven in Baghdad mall shooting