Police capture gunman in Washington state shooting that killed 5
Sunday, September 25
Los Angeles (AFP) - Authorities said they have arrested the suspect
behind a shooting that left five people dead at a shopping mall in the
US state of Washington, about 24 hours after the killings. Read More
Syria at UN says confident of military victory
told the United Nations on Saturday that its belief in a military
victory was "even greater" because the army was making "great strides"
on the ground, with help from Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem took the podium at the General
Assembly as air strikes pounded Aleppo and diplomatic efforts to end the
five-year war were deadlocked. "Our belief in victory is even greater
now that the Syrian Arab Army is making great strides in its war against
terrorism, with the support of the true friends of the Syrian people,
notably the Russian Federation, Iran and the Lebanese national
resistance," Muallem said.
How ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi came to be
article, written by Assistant Editor Alicia Kort, and other articles
about America's assault on its greatest terrorist threat, is featured in
Newsweek's new Special Edition, Killing ISIS. In the span of a few
years, the Islamic State transformed itself from one of the war-torn
Middle East’s many terrorist groups into an organization that controls
not only an amount of territory larger than West Virginia, but the
imagination and fears of the world. With the exception of a few public
appearances, most notably declaring himself caliph in the Iraqi city of
Mosul on June 29, 2014, al-Baghdadi seems content to live under the
radar, even as the organization he leads and inspires continues to
command the world’s attention.