March 23, 2019

Syrian Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

iStock/Thinkstock(BAGHOUZ, Syria) -- Syrian Kurdish forces declared victory over the Islamic State on Saturday, after a years-long fight to reclaim territory that once belonged to the terror group’s self-declared caliphate. "Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF press office, said on Twitter. "On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs whose efforts made the victory possible." At ..
March 22, 2019

‘Horrible attack’: Catholic priest stabbed during live-streamed church service in Canada as stunned parishioners look on

iStock/Mauro_Repossini(MONTREAL) -- A Catholic priest was stabbed while celebrating Mass in Montreal Friday morning as stunned parishioners looked on, according to officials and video footage. The horrifying incident, which authorities said was not terror-related, unfolded just before 9 a.m. at the historic St. Joseph's Oratory, leaving Father Claude Grou, 77, with lacerations to his upper body, according to Montreal police spokeswoman Caroline Chevrefils. He was rushed to a local hospital ..
March 22, 2019

ISIS 100 percent eliminated in Syria, White House claims

iStock/Diy13(WASHINGTON) -- The territorial ISIS caliphate in Syria has now been 100 percent eliminated, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced on Friday. President Donald Trump has, on numerous occasions before now, announced ISIS' defeat, but this time it would appeared the claim had the full backing of the White House and Pentagon. Sanders, speaking to the traveling press pool of reporters on Air Force One as the president headed to Florida, Sanders directed reporters to the..
March 22, 2019

Amid wait for Ethiopian Airlines crash data, carrier asks Boeing to cancel MAX 8 order

the_guitar_mann/iStock(NEW YORK) -- In the latest blow to the world's biggest commercial airline manufacturer, a flagship carrier in Indonesia is asking Boeing if it can cancel a nearly $5 billion order of 737 MAX 8 planes because of lack of consumer trust in the jetliner. Garuda Indonesia, the nation's government-backed airline, ordered nearly 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s in 2014, striking a deal with Boeing for $4.9 billion. Outright cancelling the deal would carry a high cost for Garuda bu..