November 1, 2019

5 million masks distributed as ‘toxic’ smog descends on Delhi during Diwali

beyhanyazar/iStock(DELHI, India) -- Five million masks are being distributed throughout schools in Delhi, India, as the chief minister described the city as a “gas chamber” because of the “toxic” air quality. Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, also announced that all schools would be closed in the city until Nov. 5. “Delhi has turned into a gas chamber,” Kejriwal posted on Twitter. “It is very imp that we protect ourselves from this toxic air. Through pvt & govt schools, we have start..
November 1, 2019

ISIS confirms death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, announces new leader

omersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- ISIS has confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Thursday, four days after President Donald Trump said the terror chief killed himself in a suicide explosion during a U.S. raid to capture or kill him on Saturday. But the terror group, which has lost territory the size of Britain to a global coalition led by the U.S., warns that its reach across the world will expand under a new leader, identified as Abu Ibrahim al Hashimi al Qurashi. The messa..
October 31, 2019

Syrian Kurdish leader says Turkish attacks continue, contradicting Trump administration claims

mersukrugoksu/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The leader of the Syrian Kurds' civilian government accused Turkey and its forces of continuing its offensive into northern Syria using armed drones and heavy artillery, and conducting ethnic cleansing against the Syrian Kurds, despite ceasefire agreements. The charge flies in the face of the Trump administration's characterization that its ceasefire with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has halted his operation and allowed U.S. and Syrian Kurdis..
October 31, 2019

US armored vehicles, infantry troops arrive in eastern Syria to guard oil facilities

US Department of Defense(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. armored vehicles and infantry troops have arrived in eastern Syria as part of a new deployment to defend oil facilities from falling into the hands of the Islamic State, according to the U.S. military, a move that reflects the Trump administration's back-and-forth Syria policy. As many as 500 American troops could be part of the new force announced just three weeks after President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of the 1,000 U.S. troops in no..