Saturday, September 6, 2014
US President Barack Obama outlined plans on Friday for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies.
Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that the United States would not be intimidated by the beheading of a second American reporter but acknowledged the fight against the jihadists would take time.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
"Islamic State" jihadists have murdered a second American reporter, releasing another video Tuesday showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive.1 Comment
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'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.
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.
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.