All posts tagged "ISIS"

  • (Yonhap)
    S. Korean schools to start anti-ISIS lessons

    By Kim Rahn The South Korean government is preparing a curriculum on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for elementary, middle and high school students to prevent Korean teenagers from joining the organization. The program...

    • Posted February 12, 2015
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  • (Yonhap)
    S. Korean gov’t bans access to 29 ISIS-related online postings

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s communications watchdog said Thursday it banned local access to 29 online postings related to the Islamic State (IS), the latest result of government monitoring of potential contacts with terrorist groups. The Korea...

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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  • This Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, which monitors events in territory controlled by Islamic State militants with the permission of the extremist group, shows militants with a captured pilot, Mu'ath Al-Kaseasbeh, wearing a white shirt, in Raqqa, Syria.  The 26-year old Jordanian pilot is the first foreign military pilot to fall into the Islamic State group's hands since an international coalition began its aerial campaign against the group in September. He was carrying out air strikes against the militants when his F-16 went down near the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa on Dec. 24. His captors have not made any public demands for his release. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center, File)
    Missing Korean teen talked about hating feminists and wanting to join ISIS on Twitter

    (Yonhap) — The Twitter account has been confirmed by Seoul police to be that of a South Korean teenager who went missing recently on the Turkey-Syria border. Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s international criminal investigative team confirmed the...

    • Posted January 20, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, answers a report's question as U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a joint news conference following their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Hong-Ji, Pool)
    Is Obama pressing S. Korea to fight IS?

    By Jun Ji-hye Is the United States calling for a more active role by South Korea in its fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria? Some experts believe so, citing U.S. President Obama’s recent statement....

    • Posted October 9, 2014
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  • This June 13, 2013 photo provided by the Emirates News Agency, WAM, shows Mariam al-Mansouri, the first Emirati female fighter jet pilot gives the thumbs up as she sits in the cockpit of an aircraft, in United Arab Emirates. A senior United Arab Emirates diplomat says the Gulf federation’s first female air force pilot helped carry out airstrikes against Islamic State militants earlier this week. The Emirati embassy in Washington said on its official Twitter feed Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 that Ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba confirmed the F-16 pilot’s role. Rumors had swirled on social media that Maj. Mariam al-Mansouri was involved in the strikes, but Emirati officials had not previously confirmed that was the case.(AP Photo/Emirates News Agency, WAM)
    UAE’s 1st female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first female air force pilot in the United Arab Emirates led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week, the federation’s ambassador to Washington said on Thursday as...

    • Posted September 25, 2014
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  • Civilians inspect a burned house after a bombing in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo)
    U.S. airstrikes ISIS near Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said the United States took the first step in the planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants Monday, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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  • This undated image shows a frame from a video released by Islamic State militants Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo)
    Are there Korean ISIS fighters? Government launches investigation

    By Yi Whan-woo The Korean government is investigating whether South Korean nationals are among foreign jihadists fighting for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday. “We’re working closely to find out...

    • Posted September 15, 2014
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