Isis has declared that it is changing its name to just 'The Islamic State', claiming a new caliphate across occupied territories in Iraq and Syria

Isis changes name and declares its territories a new Islamic state with ‘restoration of caliphate’ in Middle East

Jun 30, 2014, the Independent The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) has reportedly declared the areas it occupies in Iraq and Syria as a new Islamic state, removing Iraq and the Levant from its name and ushering in “a new era of international jihad”. The announcement will see Isis now simply refer…

US army manual details plan to co-opt NGOs

Jun 28, 2014, al Akhbar In the never-ending era of the Global War on Terrorism, with its insurgencies and counter-insurgencies, the thin line between military and humanitarian objectives has exceedingly been blurred – both sectors have found themselves aligned, at times uncomfortably so for humanitarian workers. Last month, the release of an updated US army…