Germany out of World Cup despite 4-2 win over Costa Rica

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) – Back-to-back early exits at the World Cup the German national coach Hansi Flick wants to go back to basics. The four-time champions were again knocked out in the group stage, four years after their embarrassing performance as defending champions in Russia. Something has to change, Flick said after a 4-2 … Read more

ISIL announces death of its leader | ISIL/ISIS News

A spokesman for the armed group said its leader, Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, had been killed “in combat”. The armed group ISIL (ISIS) has announced that its leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has been killed in battle. A spokesperson for the group said on Wednesday that Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, an Iraqi, died “in combat,” … Read more

ISIL armed group announces death of its leader | ISIL/ISIS News

A spokesperson for the group said its leader, Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, had been killed “in combat.” ISIL (ISIS) leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has been killed, the armed group’s spokesman said in an audio message. Abu Omar al-Muhajer did not elaborate on the date or circumstances of al-Qurashi’s death, other than saying on Wednesday … Read more

Cocaine ‘super cartel’ dismantled in Dubai, Europe: Europol | Drug News

Police arrested at least 49 people in several countries in the massive international operation and seized 30 tons of drugs. Police have dismantled a massive drug “supercartel” that controlled a third of Europe’s cocaine trade and arrested 49 people in several countries, including six prime suspects in Dubai, according to Europol. The massive international operation … Read more

Iran files protest with FIFA over US football flag post | Qatar World Cup 2022 News

Iranian football federation denounces ‘unprofessional act’ when US football organization uses custom flag in social media posts. Iran’s football federation says it has filed a complaint with FIFA over the removal of the word “Allah” from the flag of the Islamic Republic on social media posts by its counterpart in the United States ahead of … Read more

Syrian Kurds say they have halted operations against IS

BEIRUT (AP) — The commander of the main U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force in Syria said on Saturday they have halted operations against the Islamic State group over Turkish attacks on northern Syria over the past week. Mazloum Abdi of the Syrian Democratic Forces told reporters that after nearly a week of Turkish air strikes on northern … Read more

Lionel Messi helps keep Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive with a magical moment against Mexico

CNN — Yet another moment of Lionel Messi magic helped save Argentina’s 2022 World Cup hopes in Qatar La Albiceleste secured a much-needed victory over Mexico. The 2-0 win certainly wasn’t pretty as Argentina struggled to create many clear chances against a stubborn team from Mexico who themselves presented little threat going forward. Messi came … Read more

Iran Supreme Leader praises paramilitaries for crackdown on ‘rioters’

CNN — Iran’s Supreme Leader has praised the country’s Basij paramilitary force for its role in the deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters. Meeting with Basij personnel in Tehran on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei described the popular protest movement as “rioters” and “thugs” backed by foreign troops, and praised “innocent” Basij fighters for protecting the nation. … Read more

USA earn respect at World Cup, but wins remain elusive

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Respect achieved. Profits await. American players wanted more than a 0-0 draw with England on Friday night, probably the most watched game of their lives. The US shut out a European opponent at the World Cup for the first time since 1950, but left the tent-like stadium in the Arabian … Read more

US military reports missile attacks on its patrol base in Syria | Syrian war news

Attacks on the US patrol base come as tensions escalate on the Syrian-Turkish border following a bombing raid in Istanbul. The US military has reported two rocket attacks on its patrol base in northeastern Syria, but said there were no injuries to its troops. In a statement, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the attacks … Read more