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November 4, 2016 7:42 PM US authorities warn of election terror threat as states beef up cyber security

Federal authorities in the United States have warned three US states about possible attacks by the Al Qaeda militant group around election day, putting law enforcement on alert the weekend ahead of Tuesday's vote. The FBI informed New York, Texas and Virginia authorities about the possible threat. A US Government source in Washington said some federal 28 1

November 4, 2016 1:57 PM Al Qaeda terror plot 'targets US election day'

It is believed New York, New Jersey and Virginia are all possible targets, although there have been no specific locations mentioned. Authorities in the US said the threat is being taken seriously, even though its credibility hasn't been confirmed. New York officials said they have been made aware of a potential threat. Authority spokesman Steve Coleman 20

November 2, 2016 11:24 PM Mosul battle: Militiamen 'torture' IS suspects on city outskirts

Militias involved in driving so-called Islamic State (IS) out of Mosul have been carrying out revenge attacks on men and boys in nearby villages, Amnesty International says. The group says people suspected of having ties to IS have been publicly humiliated, tortured and beaten. Iraq's special forces paused in their advance on eastern districts of Mosul 27

October 29, 2016 6:50 AM Shiite militias launch operation against IS in town west of Mosul

State-sanctioned Shiite militias have launched an assault on the Islamic State group west of the Iraqi city of Mosul but reiterated that they would not enter the Sunni majority city. Jaafar Husseini, a spokesman for the Hezbollah Brigades, said they launched an offensive on Saturday along with other large militias towards the town of Tel Afar, which 31

October 25, 2016 6:57 PM Mosul Today: Iraq battles IS far from Mosul front lines

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town far from the Mosul offensive, but the U.S.-led coalition said the militants have not succeeded in diverting resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second largest city. Children use a piece of plastic to slide down a slope at the Baharka 20

October 25, 2016 1:09 PM Islamic State seems to be employing diversion tactics to save Mosul against Iraqi and US-led coalition forces

How Mosul Could Impact the U.S. Election 1:43 IRAQI forces backed by US-led coalition air strikes battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometres to the south of the operation to retake the northern city of Mosul, US and Iraqi officials said. The clashes underway in Rutba, in Iraq’s western 24

October 24, 2016 11:01 PM Iraqis press toward Mosul as questions surround suspected airstrike

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation into last week’s purported airstrike in northern Iraq that hit the women’s section of a Shiite mosque in Daquq. BARTELLA, IRAQ—U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way inside two villages Monday as they crept closer to Mosul a week into an offensive to retake the Daesh-held city, but they also faced questions 32

October 23, 2016 4:37 PM Kurds Claim Capture of ISIS-Held Town Outside Mosul

Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. Masoud Barzani, president of the Iraqi Kurdish region, told U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter that the Kurds had succeeded in liberating 29

October 22, 2016 8:33 AM WHERE THEY STAND: Clinton, Trump on the issues

Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in some way by the next president and could be shaped profoundly if the election winner manages to tip the balance of the Supreme Court. FILE - In this June 26, 2015, file photo 55

October 22, 2016 12:06 AM Islamic State attacks Kirkuk, diverts attention from Mosul battle

The Islamic State (IS) group launched a diversionary attack on Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Friday, as an air strike also killed 15 women at a shrine near the city. "Fifteen women were killed and another 50 wounded in a raid that targeted a Shia place of worship at Dakuk," local council chief Amir Huda Karam told AFP. The toll was confirmed by Dr Abbas 28