Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Asadi speaks to ...
Feb 8th, 2012
(Reuters) - Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Asadi speaks to Reuters during an interview in Baghdad February 8, 2012. Iraq's government intends to impose tough restrictions on private security companies to rein in what amounts to a "giant army" threatening the country's stability, a senior security official said. To match Interview IRAQ-SECURITY/ REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS) -
Fighters linked to Al-Qaeda have kidnapped and executed an Iraqi freelance cameraman working in northern Syria, a press freedom watchdog told AFP on Thursday. "Yasser Faysal al-Joumaili's execution was the first of a foreign journalist in Syria's so-called liberated areas," said Soazig Dollet, head of Reporters Without Borders... [Full Article]
The French army has killed the second-in-command of wanted Algerian jihadist leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar in an operation in northern Mali, security sources told AFP on Wednesday. Hacene Ould Khalil, who went by the nom de guerre Jouleibib, was killed last week in the Tessalit region, said a regional security source who told AFP the Mauritanian nation... [Full Article]
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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist Hamas group, long shunned by the West and increasingly isolated in the Middle East, has appointed its first spokeswoman, a 23-year-old who used to live in Britain and speaks with a Yorkshire accent. Isra Al-Modallal's job is to convey the views of the Hamas government that controls Gaza to the... [Full Article]