Iraqi jets drop leaflets over Mosul promising to recapture city

  • Iraqi jets dropped leaflets over Mosul telling residents that Islamic State fighters would soon be driven from the northern city, saying details of the operation would be broadcast on a new radio station. The city has been under Islamic State control since the Islamist militants took over in June…

    Reuters
  • Tunisia’s president declares state of emergency after hotel attack

    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday to give his government more powers following an Islamic militant attack on a beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed. Tunisia’s emergency law temporarily…

    Reuters
  • Egypt says 25 militants killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops

    Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there. The sources said the air strikes hit militant targets near the town of Sheikh Zuweid, destroying weapons…

    Reuters59 mins ago
  • James Webb: War hero, former US senator, presidential longshot

    Of all the 2016 presidential candidates who’ve entered the fray so far, James Webb may be the hardest to pin down. A Democrat who held high positions in the Reagan administration, he won a US Senate seat in Virginia, beating a Republican incumbent being talked about as presidential material, then…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Can Team USA keep win streak alive against rival Japan?

    Team USA will play a rematch of sorts against Japan in the World Cup final in Vancouver. US lost to Japan in the World Cup final in 2011, in a match that was decided on penalty kicks. Recommended: What do you know about the Women’s World Cup?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Obama looks like he’s actually having fun being president

    President Obama sang in public – again. Much has been made of the president’s “best week ever” – now extending into a second week, or, in the eyes of some, an entire month – but an added bonus for Obama is that he actually seems to be having fun. Recommended: Barack Obama: How well do you know…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Bernie Sanders raises $15 million. Chump change or a lot?

    Bernie Sanders has raised $15 million since joining the presidential race in April. Look at it this way: That’s fairly close to the $18 million that moneybags Mitt Romney raised for his general account in the first three months of his declared presidential run in the 2012 election cycle. Plus,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Senior Honduran lawmaker ordered under house arrest

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran judge says one of the country’s leading lawmakers will be held under house arrest while facing charges of defrauding the public health system.

    Associated Press11 mins ago

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