Saturday, October 4, 2014
Newly inaugurated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday set a fresh tone in relations with NATO countries that have fought against Taliban insurgents, paying a fulsome tribute to foreign soldiers who died in battle.
Turkey's top court on Thursday overturned parts of a law that granted the country's telecoms authority more powers to monitor online users and block websites.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Turkey's parliament gave the government new powers Thursday to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq, and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.
The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence.1 Comment
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at the White House after Washington criticized Israeli plans to build thousands more settler homes in east Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on Thursday.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes were locked in a fierce battle on Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of jihadists.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some U.S. troops to stay in the country next year, signaling that newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Bangladesh police said Monday they had arrested a British citizen suspected of entering the country to recruit militants for jihadist groups overseas such as the Islamic State (IS) organization.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion toppled the Taliban.