Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Donations to Islamic State (IS) jihadists have dramatically declined in the wake of brutal executions by the group that have shocked public opinion in the Middle East, the chief of U.S. intelligence said Monday.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group, a major step in a campaign to reclaim territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants.
An Indian television preacher who has called the 9/11 attacks an “inside job” received one of Saudi Arabia's most prestigious prizes on Sunday, for “service to Islam.”
Monday, March 2, 2015
An Egyptian court declared Hamas a “terrorist organization” on Saturday, further isolating the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip once openly welcomed by the country's toppled Islamist-dominated government.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington on Sunday to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to the U.S. Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security.
Egypt's electoral commission said Sunday it was preparing a new timetable for parliamentary polls, delaying the March 21 vote after a court ruled parts of the election law unconstitutional.
Iran could allow Internet giants such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its “cultural” rules, Fars news agency said Sunday quoting a senior official.
The U.N. children's agency said on Saturday that hundreds of children were abducted two weeks ago by an armed group in South Sudan that is suspected to have ties with the country's military.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Syrian government expelled two key U.N. humanitarian staffers because of their contact with armed opposition groups while trying to arrange aid deliveries — a decision that could harm a new effort to secure a six-week truce in the country's largest city, the U.N. humanitarian chief says.