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ISIS leader killed in Special Forces raid

ISIS leader killed in Special Forces raid

Nathan Johnson and Jake Vickers

November 18, 2019

For years ISIS has ravaged the Middle East, killing thousands while also destroying countless homes and priceless artifacts. But, on the night of Oct. 26, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. Special Forces. Soon after, Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was named the new l...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

September 7, 2018

U.S. Donald Trump’s second supreme court nomination pick Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearing began on Sept. 4 with calls from Democrats for him to withhold his own nomination until more details from his past are released. Capitol Police arrested at least 70 people who were protesting Kavanaugh’s no...

Moving past news headlines to provide a human face

Moving past news headlines to provide a human face

Abigail Bekele and Jacqueline Carr

October 26, 2016

Guilfordian Staff writers Jacqueline Carr and Evan Gorgen contributed to this story. New York Times journalist Scott Anderson shared his work and experiences from his most recent project,“Fractured Lands,” at Wake Forest University on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. The 42,000-word project took 18 ...

Turkey faces major difficulties after coup attempt

Turkey faces major difficulties after coup attempt

Abe Kenmore, Social Justice and Diversity Coordinator

September 29, 2016

Turkey made headlines this summer when a failed coup attempt was quickly put down. The coup has proved just one of many issues facing an increasingly polarized government this year. Much of the controversy in Turkey today revolves around President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who, well before the coup,...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

France ISIS claimed to be behind the attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 that killed 129 people. Though several of the bombers have been identified, there is still a lot of backlash is France against Muslim civilians and the rising population of Syrian refugees. Several Muslims in the area have already started...

Netanyahu’s speech elicits mixed reactions from Americans

Netanyahu’s speech elicits mixed reactions from Americans

Ben Achilles, Staff Writer

March 27, 2015

Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, cordially accepted John Boehner’s invitation to speak to the U.S. Congress on March 3. A number of Democrats did not attend, while many Republicans supported Netanyahu’s speech. Despite this mixed reception, the prime minister made a point of mentioning...

US and other countries unite to respond to ISIS

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

“If the Islamic State (is) to be characterized, it would be as a revolutionary (or radical) insurgent actor,” said Yale Professor of Political Science & Director, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence Stathis N. Kalyvas in an article for the Washington Post. “These groups project a goal of...

News in Brief October 24, 2014

Justyn Melrose, Editor in Chief

October 24, 2014

Mursitpinar, Turkey After repeatedly refusing to allow Iraqi Kurdish forces to cross the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey is now permitting the military to cross and combat ISIS in Kobani, Syria, according to The New York Times. Turkey approached the request with hesitation due to the ongoing war be...

Obama’s plan to deal with ISIL sounds nice in theory

Carlton Skinner, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, President Barack Obama gave a speech on his plans to eradicate the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president’s plan is a nice idea. For many Americans, it was probably comforting to hear the head of the country promise to keep American ground troops out...