Benjamin Gilbert

war and conflict

Russia and the US are arguing over who killed a top ISIS leader

The countries are both claiming responsibility for the airstrike in Syria that killed Mohamed al-Adnani, the Islamic State's chief spokesman.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.31.16
middle east

The US is pissing off everyone in northern Syria

America's NATO ally Turkey is fighting US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria in the wake of mixed messages sent by the US amid the fight against the Islamic State.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.30.16
ISIS

Three US allies are now fighting each other in northern Syria

The US is now facing a splintering of what was already a shaky coalition of forces who hold wildly varying priorities.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.29.16
healthcare

EpiPen maker tries to solve PR nightmare by offering discounts

After a 500 percent price hike, Mylan Pharmaceuticals is reducing the cost of the anti-allergy devices for some people. Not everybody is convinced.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.25.16
middle east

Turkey is attacking ISIS in northern Syria with help from US air power

The Turkish forces are part of a coalition that includes Syrian rebels and American aircraft aimed at pushing ISIS from the Syrian border town of Jarablus.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.24.16
war and conflict

Americans are fighting and dying again in southern Afghanistan

American troops just returned to southern Helmand province to help defeat a Taliban offensive that threatens the provincial capital, and one US service member has already been killed.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.23.16
war and conflict

ISIS is still holding nearly 2,000 Yazidi women as slaves

Since the Islamic State swept into Sinjar in August, 2014, the women have been treated as property of the group's fighters, who marry, trade, or sell them.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.20.16
2016 US election

Trump is getting his first top secret intelligence briefing

The Republican nominee will likely be briefed at FBI headquarters in New York by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.17.16
middle east

Another hospital bombed in Yemen by Saudi coalition, aid group says

Saudi-led coalition aircraft attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières-supported hospital in northern Hajja province in Yemen on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 13.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.15.16
The 2016 US Election

Hillary Clinton made $10 million last year and paid a third of that in taxes

Clinton released her 2015 tax returns on Friday, showing she and Bill Clinton earned most of their money from speaking fees and book deals.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.12.16
Politics

A foreign power could hack the US election, experts fear

Last month’s cyberattack on the Democratic National Committee has raised fears that a foreign government or independent operator could hack the US presidential election itself.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.11.16
middle east

This is how the Islamic State was founded

Barack Obama did not "found ISIS", as Donald Trump has said. Neither did Hillary Clinton. A Jordanian named Abu Musab al-Zarqawi did.
Benjamin Gilbert
8.11.16
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