Category: International Politics

Chemical Weapons Plans ISIS Detainee Tells U.S.

ISIS official captured by U.S. Special Operations Forces is a chemical weapons specialist and a “key operator” in terrorist and military operations. Defense officials identify the detainee as Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, an expert in chemical and biological weapons who formerly worked for Saddam Hussein’s regime. Under interrogation by the U.S. military, al-Afari has reportedly provided […]

France Announces Airstrikes, Major Bombardment of Islamic State Group Targets in Syria

French military planes bombed a series of ISIS sites in Raqqa, Syria, on Sunday in what officials described as a major bombardment. The targets included a command center, a recruitment center, an ammunition storage base and a training camp for the terror group, said Mickael Soria, press adviser for France’s defense minister. ISIS claims Raqqa […]

Obama Arrives In Iraq

President Obama arrived in Baghdad on his unannounced visit. He hopes to meet  in person with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Bad weather will prevent that and they plan to take place by telephone. This is President Obabmas first visit to Iraq since taking office. He did visit on a couple […]

Fatal Crash Was Deliberate

Zimbabwe’s prime minister believes the truck driver that struck his car, killing his wife, deliberately drove toward them. Morgan Tsvangirai left hospital Saturday, a day after his wife, Susan, was killed in the accident, officials said. The couple, who were married in 1978, have six children. The crash, on a two-lane highway between Tsvangirai’s hometown […]