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U.S.Government is investigating how ISIS got Toyota Vehicles

The U.S. Treasury is seeking information from Toyota about how ISIS has gotten hold of the automaker’s trucks, which have been shown in the terror group’s propaganda videos. In a statement, Toyota said it is part of a broader U.S. Treasury inquiry looking more closely at how international supply chains and capital flow into the Middle East. The request of ...

Idaho City of Immigrants Debates Taking in Middle Eastern Refugees

For the last three decades, this small, politically conservative Western city has mostly welcomed refugees from around the world displaced by war, oppression and terror. A nonprofit refugee center, operated by the College of Southern Idaho with federal funds and charitable donations, brought in waves of often desperate and grateful families as trouble spots around the world flared and ebbed. ...

Vladimir Putin Plunges Into a Caldron in Syria: Saving Assad

After two days of attacks directed exclusively against insurgents opposed to the Syrian government, there is little question that Russia is determined to re-establish President Bashar al-Assad as Syria’s leader. “Russia’s goal is to defend Assad; whoever is against him is a destabilizing factor,” said Aleksei Makarkin, the deputy head of the Center for Political Technologies, in Moscow. “Russia wants ...

Number of Iranians Killed in Hajj Stampede Grows to 464 people

The number of Iranian pilgrims who died last week in a human crush near Mecca in Saudi Arabia has nearly doubled to 464, Iran reported on Thursday, increasing tensions between the two countries and adding to doubts that the Saudi government had provided a full accounting of the disaster. The deaths occurred on Sept. 24, when large crowds of pilgrims ...

Palestinian Gunmen Kill Israeli Parents of 4 in West Bank

An Israeli couple was shot to death Thursday in the West Bank by Palestinians while driving in their car with their four young children, according to the Israeli military and emergency services. The children — ages 9, 7, 4 and 4 months — were in the back seat and were unharmed, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said. The victims ...

Obama Condemns Russia’s Role in Bombing Syria

President Obama forcefully denounced Russia on Friday for its new bombing campaign in Syria and said the United States would not cooperate, declaring that Moscow’s actions will lead it into a “quagmire” and make the crisis in the Middle East worse not better. Even as the Kremlin widened its bombings in Syria, striking Islamic State territory for the first time, ...

Oregon (U.S.A) Shooting At Umpqua College Kills 10 People

A 26-year-old man opened fire on a community college campus here in a rampage that left 10 people dead and seven wounded and turned this rural stretch of southern Oregon into the latest American locale ravaged by a mass shooting. Students described scenes of carnage concentrated in a public speaking class that was underway in a college humanities building, and ...

Gazan rocket downed by Iron Dome over Ashdod

Air raid sirens ring out in port city for first time in over a year; video shows interception; Salafist group claims responsibility. A rocket shot out of the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system Tuesday night. Air raid sirens rang out in the southern city of Ashdod and the surrounding area, the Israeli army said in ...

French authorities launched a criminal probe against Assad

French authorities have launched a criminal probe against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad for alleged war crimes committed between 2011 and 2013, sources told AFP. Paris prosecutors opened a preliminary war crimes inquiry on September 15, a source close to the case and a diplomatic source said. The investigation is drawing in particular on evidence provided by a ...

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels gave gear to al-Qaeda group

  U.S.-trained rebels in Syria handed over American-supplied vehicles and ammunition to an al-Qaeda linked group, the Pentagon said Friday in the latest blow to a program plagued by problems since its inception. The rebels surrendered six pickups and ammunition to an “intermediary” for the al-Qaeda affiliated Nusra Front in Syria, the Pentagon said in a statement. The equipment was about a ...