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Monday, September 1, 2014
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.
Saudi king warns of terrorist threat from IS to Europe, US
The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.
Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat the Islamic State jihadist group and their “genocidal agenda.”
Rebuilding Gaza housing stock will take 20 years, group says
An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Freed Pakistani academic taught the children of Taliban captors
A Pakistani academic freed after four years in Taliban captivity on Friday told how he taught the militants' children math and English and met their feared former leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved a new cabinet stacked with loyal allies just a day after he moved from premier to head of state, with former Europe minister Mevlut Cavusoglu promoted to foreign minister.
Hamas chief Mashaal rules out disarmament
Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal on Thursday rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel, saying the group's weapons were “sacred.”
Friday, August 29, 2014
UN: Islamic State group threatens Syria aid access
The Islamic State group is taking violence against civilians in Syria "to a new level," threatening the cross-border humanitarian aid operations recently approved by the Security Council, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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