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CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria

CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria

CCTV pictures have emerged showing three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew from London to Istanbul on 17 February. The images show them waiting at Bayrampasa bus station later...

2 Bangla speaking girls among 3 teens ‘on way to join IS’

2 Bangla speaking girls among 3 teens ‘on way to join IS’

Fears are growing for the safety of three east London schoolgirls who police believe are trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border to join Islamic State (IS) extremists. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16 and their unnamed 15-year-old friend flew from Gatwick to Turkey on Tuesday. Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in finding...

Turkey protests over murder of woman for ‘resisting rape’

Turkey protests over murder of woman for ‘resisting rape’

Thousands of women in Turkey have protested at the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted an attempt by a bus driver to rape her. Police discovered the burnt body of Ozgecan Aslan, 20, in a riverbed in the city of Mersin, on Friday. They have arrested three men in connection with her death...

First US troops head to Middle East to train Syrian opposition

First US troops head to Middle East to train Syrian opposition

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the first group of about 100 US troops to head to the Middle East in the next few days to establish training sites for Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said on Friday. Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the troops, mostly special...

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

PM inaugurates Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told businessmen to increase productivity to survive in the competitive world of today while opening the Dhaka International Trade Fair. She urged them to make more quality, standard and attractive products. She formally inaugurated the month-long annual mega-event Dhaka International Trade Fair-2015 this morning, which is aimed to showcase Bangladeshi products...

US sailors victims of videotaped attack in Istanbul

US sailors victims of videotaped attack in Istanbul

Three US sailors were assaulted on Wednesday by about 20 people on the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, and the assault was videotaped and then posted on the internet, the Navy said. The American embassy said the videotaped assault on the sailors was "appalling," reports ABC News. (1/4)The video showing an assault on three visiting American...

IS suffering setbacks in Syria, Iraq

IS suffering setbacks in Syria, Iraq

For a force that has built its reputation on an aura of momentum and invincibility, the Islamic State group is now dealing with a series of military setbacks in Iraq and a prolonged stalemate in the small Syrian border town of Kobani. Gone are the days when IS was able to seize territory in...

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

At least 24 people have been killed and scores are missing after a boat said to be carrying migrants sank off the north coast of Istanbul, officials say. The accident took place at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. A large rescue operation is now reported to be under way. The nationality of...

US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

US military aircraft have dropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane. US Central Command said C-130 transport aircraft had made "multiple" drops of supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. Hêjmarek mezin ji Çek û teqemenî gihişt KOBANÊ... وصلت كمية كبيرة...

US airstrikes against IS have hurt moderate rebels

US airstrikes against IS have hurt moderate rebels

As the US-led airstrikes target Islamic State (IS) strongholds in eastern Syria, reports emerged that Syria’s air force has intensified its airstrikes on rebel positions in the west. Opponents of the US strikes argue that they have given an indirect boost to Syrian regime forces, helping them focus their attacks on rebel positions outside...

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