As Kerry lands in Nigeria, air force says top Boko Haram fighters killed – Reuters

SOKOTO, Nigeria Nigeria’s air force said it had killed a number of senior Boko Haram fighters and possibly their overall leader, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks on tackling the militants. Government planes had attacked the Islamist group inside the Sambisa forest in its northeast heartland on Friday, the air force […]

Vladimir Putin: Will He Use Iran’s Air Base Again? – Newsweek

Vladimir Putin: Will He Use Iran’s Air Base Again? – Newsweek

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Russian military said on Monday its aircraft operating from an Iranian air base to conduct strikes in Syria had completed their tasks, but left open the possibility of using the Hamadan base again if circumstances warranted. Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Russia had stopped using the base for strikes in Syria, bringing […]

Philippines war on drugs: ‘1900 killed’ amid crackdown – BBC News

Philippines war on drugs: ‘1900 killed’ amid crackdown – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption The inquiry will also hear from the relatives of those killed The head of the Philippines police has said more than 1,900 people have been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs in the past seven weeks. Ronald dela Rosa was speaking at a senate hearing into the sharp rise […]

Turkey Blames IS for Wedding Attack That Killed 50 – New York Times

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Syria’s war: Calls for truce to get aid into Aleppo – Aljazeera.com

The UN special envoy to Syria has called for a truce again around the city of Aleppo as activists report more deaths in fighting around the country. Activists said 33 people were killed in fighting in Aleppo on Saturday when air strikes targeted the city’s southern edges and intense battles raged, the AFP news […]

London Mayor Khan Backs Corbyn Challenger for Labour Leadership – Bloomberg

London Mayor Khan Backs Corbyn Challenger for Labour Leadership – Bloomberg

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on members of the U.K. opposition Labour Party to oust Jeremy Corbyn as their leader in a vote that starts Monday, saying Corbyn is “extremely unlikely” to lead Labour back to power. Khan, who is the most powerful Labour politician to hold elected office, called on Labour members to support […]

Islamic State defector brings ‘goldmine’ of details on 22000 supporters – Reuters

LONDON A disillusioned former member of Islamic State has passed a stolen memory stick of documents identifying 22,000 supporters in over 50 countries to a British journalist, a leak that could help the West target Islamist fighters planning attacks. Leaks of such detailed information about Islamic State are rare and give Britain’s spies a potential […]