Syrian Kurds victory over ISIL could stir up problems
Kurds deal with corruption from both sides.
by Lucy Kafanov
ISIS urges followers to escalate attacks during Ramadan
“Be keen to conquer in this holy month and to become exposed to martyrdom.”
by Reuters

Majority Around the World Say U.S. Torture Methods 'Not Justified'
Techniques included waterboarding, mock executions, prolonged sleep deprivation, threat of sexual abuse and threats against family members.
by Sputnik
State Dept. Warns: Same Shi'ite Militias Fighting ISIS 'May Present Threat to U.S. Citizens'
Destabilization rampant as US funds both sides.
by Patrick Goodenough

Egypt security forces kill 22 suspected militants in North Sinai: sources
Militants planted two bombs in two adjacent houses, both inhabited by police, the sources said.
by Reuters
America's Drone Policy is All Exceptions and No Rules
The drone strikes in Yemen are a reminder that the ‘rules’ are virtually meaningless. That sets a terrifying precedent for the next president.
by Trevor Timm

White House Won’t Back FBI Chief on Charleston ‘Terror’
The head of the FBI became of the object of anger and ridicule when he said the Charleston massacre wasn’t political terror. The White House isn’t exactly coming to his defense.
by Shane Harris
FBI Director Says Charleston Shooting Not Terrorism
Comey said agency currently investigating whether or not Roof committed hate crime, not terrorism.
by Andrew Husband


Al-Qaida's No. 2 Leader Killed in US Strike in Yemen
Latest in a series of senior figures from al-Qaida’s powerful Yemeni branch eliminated by drones.
by Associated Press
Kerry ‘certain’ Assad waged chemical attacks
Obama admin still attempting to blame Assad for chemical attacks carried out by rebels.
by Daily Star

Rebel shelling kills dozens in Syria's Aleppo
At least 43 people killed,190 others injured by opposition rocket fire in city of Aleppo, monitoring group says.
by Diana Al Rifai
Boko Haram crisis: US to fund Nigeria-led force
Nigeria-led force of around 7,500 troops.
by BBC

How do you verify a militant's death?
Constant issues with verification.
by BBC
In Public Challenge to Obama, Family of Drone Victim Asks: 'What is the Value of an Innocent Life?'
In wake of strike, family awaited an official apology.
by Lauren McCauley

US Air Force Chief Confirms Libya Raid, Awaiting Results
“We watched, we waited … and precision weapons were used.”
by ABC News
Gunmen abduct Tunisian consulate staff in Libya
Group kidnaps 10 Tunisian consulate employee in Tripoli, which is controlled by government not recognised by UN.
by Al Jazeera