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French teacher attacked with box cutter by man claiming Islamic State hyperlink

Posted December 14, 2015 21:52:05 Photo: A police officer in front of the Jean-Perrin nursery school in Aubervilliers, exactly where the teacher was attacked. (AFP: Jacques Demarthon) A teacher has been attacked in a Paris suburb by a man wielding a box cutter and scissors who cited the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, sources in…


Tasmanian Upper Residence MP alleges proof of foxes in state fabricated

Posted December 10, 2015 20:33:12 An Upper House MP is set to make a complaint to Tasmania’s police commissioner alleging evidence of foxes in the state has been fabricated. Ivan Dean is claiming fox carcasses and other physical proof was planted, and tens-of-millions of dollars was wasted on the fox eradication system. “It is up…


Canada to withdraw jets fighting Islamic State ‘within weeks’

Posted December 08, 2015 11:40:59 Canada’s new Liberal government will act inside weeks to fulfil a campaign promise to withdraw six fighter jets that have been attacking Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq and Syria, the foreign ministry says. The Liberals, who took energy final month, say Canada can contribute more efficiently to the US-led…


Yemen’s Aden governor killed in auto bombing claimed by Islamic State

Posted December 07, 2015 01:44:42 Photo: Governor Jaafar Mohammed Saad was killed when a suicide bomber rammed his auto into the governor’s convoy. (Reuters: Nasser Awad) The governor of Aden has been killed by a car bomb in Yemen’s southern port city, in an attack that Islamic State claimed responsibility for. A regional official and…


Anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball’s family members prepare for his return

By Lexy Hamilton-Smith and Emma Blackwood Updated December 06, 2015 20:23:36 The family of Australian anti-Islamic State fighter Ashley Dyball are flying to Melbourne to welcome him home this evening, where he will face the threat of prosecution for his activities in the Middle East. His father, Scott Dyball — who felt hopeful that his…


French Muslim stares down Islamic State to declare jihad

Updated December 03, 2015 01:55:54 A French Muslim who designed headlines when he went on national tv in France to declare jihad on Islamic State (IS) extremists says he is not deterred by the death threats he has received considering that. In the wake of the Paris attacks, Mohammed Chirani, a specialist in religious radicalisation,…


US to deploy unique force to expand fight against Islamic State

Posted December 02, 2015 05:53:09 The United States says it will deploy a new force of specific operations troops to Iraq that will be capable to conduct raids, free of charge hostages, capture Islamic State leaders and carry out “unilateral operations” in Syria. Key points US defence secretary announces plan to deploy new expeditionary group…


Germany to join military campaign against Islamic State group in Syria

Posted December 02, 2015 00:02:45 Germany’s cabinet has authorized plans for the nation to join the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria, a large step for the nation which has extended resisted a direct part in the conflict. Essential points Germany will join military campaign against Islamic State group in Syria,…


Is Turkey acquiring oil smuggled by Islamic State?

Posted December 01, 2015 19:29:01 Photo: Aerial footage appearing to show rows of trucks near the Turkish-Syrian border becoming blown up surfaced in November. (AFP/Russian Defence Ministry) A war of words has broken out amongst Russia and Turkey more than accusations that Turkey is buying oil smuggled by Islamic State (IS). Essential points: US Treasury…


Men should remain in Syria, Iraq to fight Islamic State: Liberal backbencher

Posted December 01, 2015 14:01:31 A former Abbott government frontbencher has criticised male asylum seekers who seek refuge overseas instead of fighting for their homeland. Liberal backbencher Bob Baldwin told Parliament last evening that it was “a bit wealthy” to expect coalition soldiers to fight in nations such as Syria and Iraq when appropriately aged…