Islamic State influence spreads to African jihadists
Its main battlegrounds are far away and its true influence hard to judge, but the Islamic State's black banner is attracting the attention of jihadists in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's so-called caliphate is based in Syria and Iraq and draws most of its recruits from the Middle East, North Africa and Europe's immigrant communities. Outside observers see the ...
Critics Of Al Sharpton Seize On Killings Of Two NYPD Officers, Point Fingers At The Reverend
Critics of the Rev. Al Sharpton seized on the killings of two New York City Police officers Saturday, blaming the civil rights leader for provoking an anti-police mentality in the wake of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Sharpton immediately denounced Saturday's apparent execution-style shootings and denied any link to the cases of Brown and Garner, two black men who were separately ...
Two held in Makkah over ?black magic?
One Sudanese woman and a Saudi man were arrested for reportedly practicing black magic and sorcery in two separate cases, Sabq online paper reported on Sunday.
After U.S. torture report, Poland asks what its leaders knew
By Christian Lowe and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW (Reuters) - The disclosure of details about the CIA's brutal interrogation program could provide new leads for Polish prosecutors investigating how much Poland's leaders at the time knew about a secret jail the agency was running in a Polish forest. Prompted by a U.S. Senate report on the CIA's "black sites" for interrogating al Qaeda suspects, former ...
Project 21 Members Hatin? on Sharpton?s Wknd March in Washington
*Washington, DC - Members of the Project 21, the conservative black leadership network, are criticizing Rev . Al Sharpton?s planned weekend protest in Washington, D.C. They say that the protest will do nothing but stir up tensions while the root causes of high crime and low hope in black communities go un-addressed. On December 13, Sharpton plans to bring thousands of [?]
SPIN 2014 Exit Interviews: 'Weird Al' Yankovic
It's safe to say that you probably underestimate "Weird Al" Yankovic, or maybe at least you did to some degree before 2014. Once derided as " Mad for the ears," he's now three decades into the most lucrative career to combine music and comedy since the days of black-and-white film...
Thailand Says It Was Unaware Of CIA 'Black Site' On Its Soil
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says the U.S. never told Thai officials of the existence of a safe house where top al-Qaida operatives were allegedly subjected to torture.
Al-Jazeera Egypt channel shuts down
The Doha-based Al-Jazeera satellite station has shut down its Egypt channel, which has been at the center of tensions between Egypt and Qatar.
AL senator to Charles Barkley: Remarks on slavery 'very, very bad'
Former Auburn basketball player and NBA great Charles Barkley is back in the spotlight for his recent remarks on slavery.
Lebanese Sunnis who fought in Syria?s war are returning home radicalized
Young Sunnis travel to Syria to support the rebels and return home radicalized.