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Friday, August 22, 2014
Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 3 senior Hamas commanders
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.
Calm returned Thursday to a slum in the Liberian capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces, but now the tens of thousands of residents worried about getting food.
Obama demands world fight jihadist 'cancer'
U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the “cancer” of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free U.S. hostages in neighboring Syria.
Eric Holder says he understands mistrust of police
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sought to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
James Foley's parents laud their 'fearless' son
Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, with his parents praising their “fearless” son.
UK couple walled into French home by 'neighbors from hell'
A British couple's dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbors walled them into their home.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
Mother of slain US journalist Foley 'never prouder' of son
The mother of American journalist James Foley, apparently executed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, on Wednesday paid tribute to her son who she said had died trying to expose the suffering of the Syrian people.
Israel steps up raids, Gaza buries dead
Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas' top military commander, braying for revenge as eight days of calm exploded into bloodshed.
Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times correspondent to leave the country after he wrote an article saying government ministers and officials were threatening to seize power to end a stand-off over election results.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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