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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Iraqi forces press advance as parliament stormed
Iraqi forces made more progress Tuesday in their fightback against jihadists, but in Baghdad anger boiled over as hundreds stormed parliament over the fate of missing soldiers who surrendered in June.
Pakistan minister condemns protests as lawmakers back PM
Pakistan's interior minister Tuesday slammed violent anti-government protests as a “revolt against the state” as lawmakers backed beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
NATO will upgrade its military readiness at a summit this week to provide a more visible presence in eastern European member states spooked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.
Iraqis fight back after breaking jihadist siege
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by U.S. air strikes pressed a counter-offensive against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking the 11-week siege of a Shiite town.
Israeli children go back to school after tense summer
More than 2 million Israeli children went back to school on Monday after a summer spent by many in bomb shelters or far away from homes near the Gaza border.
The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Iraq breaks months-long jihadist siege
Iraqi forces, aided by US air strikes, have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli where thousands have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water supplies.
Filipino troops pull 'greatest escape' from Syria
Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers made a daring escape after being surrounded and under fire for seven hours by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, Philippine officials said Sunday, leaving 44 Fijian troops still in the hands of the al-Qaida-linked insurgents.
Iraqi security forces break militant siege of Shiite town
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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