Freelance miners working for Minero SA of Colombia knew of the dangers of working in El Comal, a gold mining area in northern Nicaragua, the Associated Press reported. However, the miners, 26 of whom became trapped in the mine Thursday morning after a landslide blocked their exit, said they could make slightly better money there.
EU leaders elected Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as president of the European Council and Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the head of foreign policy at their meeting in Brussels Saturday.
Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan has written a letter, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State. Hasan is on death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas that left 13 people dead and 30 wounded. Hasan was paralyzed in the incident.
Islamic State Beheading: New Video Purportedly Shows Militants Behead Lebanese Soldier Ali Al-SayyedTrading 31 août 2014 Commentaire »
Ali al-Sayyed, a Lebanese soldier and Sunni Muslim, was beheaded by Islamic State militants, a video released Saturday by the terrorist group purportedly shows. The video depicts Al-Sayyed blindfolded with his hands bound behind his back, Reuters reported. Interior Minister Nouhad Al-Mashnouq said the Lebanese Army is investigating the video.
The Pentagon late Saturday said it had conducted more airstrikes against Islamic State militants and dropped aid packaged to besieged Turkmen in Amerli, Iraq. The city has been cut off from food, water and medical supplies for two months by the Sunni jihadists, formerly known as ISIS, the Pentagon said.
After two days spent trapped in the Golan Heights by Islamist militants, 32 U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines were rescued on Saturday, while still 40 others remained under siege on the plateau between Israel and Syria.
A 2016 presidential bid from Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly likely, as the Tea-Party favorite told an influential conservative gathering that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."
The Texas Republican told the Dallas crowd: “each of you are here because we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country" and added: "We are building an army."