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China finds itself pulled deeper into Syria crisis

THE LEVANT NEWS — As its global business interests grow, China is cautiously revising the noninterventionist policy espoused in 1955 by then-Premier Zhou Enlai. The killing of a Chinese hostage by the Islamic State group and Chinese businessmen in Friday’s attack in Mali could change that. The violence swirling out …

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Turkey violated the Syria flight safety memorandum: Lavrov

THE LEVANT NEWS –Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Wednesday’s phone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, pointed to a gross violation of the Russian-US memorandum of ensuring safety of flights of combat aircraft in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported Wednesday. “The situation around an unprovoked attack …

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Turkey Shoots Down Russian Plane Near Syrian Border

The pilots managed to eject but their fate was unknown, Russia’s ministry of defense has said   By Jacob Steinblatt and Vladi Vovcuk for REUTERS — Turkey shot down a Russian military plane near the country’s Syrian border, reports said early Tuesday. Turkey said the jet violated airspace—a claim that Russia denied. Before …

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ISIS supporters ‘release a target list of addresses and names of people they claim work for the FBI and CIA’

THE LEVANT NEWS — Accounts affiliated with terrorist organization Islamic State reportedly released a target list of US officials ‘wanted to be killed’, including supposed employees of the FBI and CIA. Vocativ reported Sunday that an ISIS-affiliated Twitter account sent out the names and addresses of people it claims work …

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How ISIS has plundered oil fields, antiquities and stolen a fortune of $2BILLION to spread its war from the Middle East into Europe

THE LEVANT NEWS — By COREY CHARLTON  for Mailonline — The vast wealth generated by oil fields, power plants, extortion, taxes, and the pillaging of antiquities has rendered ISIS the most well-funded terrorist group in history, experts have warned. With an estimated £1.3billion fortune, the group can afford not only …

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A Muslim woman went on Fox News in an American flag hijab

THE LEVANT NEWS — Saba Ahmed, founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition (which is “pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-traditional family values, pro-defence, pro-trade, pro-business”), appeared on Megyn Kelly’s show ‘The Kelly File’ on Tuesday night. Her task was to respond to Donald Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson, who tried to defend her boss’s …

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Hillary Clinton to lay out plan to fight ISIS

THE LEVANT NEWS — Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton on Thursday will lay out a plan for defeating Islamic State and continuing the global struggle against radical jihadism. Clinton will detail a three-pronged approach, according to an aide, that includes defeating ISIS, or Islamic State, in Syria, Iraq, and across …

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ISIS and Palestine: a connection?

THE LEVANT NEWS — By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz: West Palm Beach– Currently, the liberation of Palestine is not being exploited as a recruiting tool for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS. The Palestinian struggle is antithetical to the ideology of ISIS. This fifty-year struggle is national, secular and …

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Anonymous hackers declare war on ISIS

THE LEVANT NEWS — The Anonymous hacking network has declared war on the Islamic State in a YouTube video, sparking a combative response from the jihadist group’s affiliates, a security expert said. The “hacktivist” collective vowed vengeance for attacks in Paris on Friday, claimed by IS, that left 129 dead …

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ISIS- The Hour Has Struck

THE LEVANT NEWS — by Graham E. Fuller– ISIS, with its horrific attack on purely civilian targets in Paris, has established new realities about its nature, capabilities and intentions. The need for its elimination can now no longer be in doubt. It is not that Parisian lives are more important …

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Beirut attack increases will to fight ISIS: Nasrallah

THE LEVANT NEWS–BEIRUT: The double suicide attack that targeted a southern Beirut suburb earlier this week only increases Hezbollah’s determination to fight ISIS in Syria, party chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Saturday. “If they (ISIS) assume that killing our men and women and children and burning our markets could weaken …

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Attacks

PARIS – ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks that killed at least 129 people in Paris, saying it sent fighters with suicide bombing belts and machine guns into the heart of the French capital. President Francoise Hollande declared the attacks “an act of war” as the city mourned its mounting dead.

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