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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
US and Arab allies strike IS jihadists in Syria
The United States and its Arab allies unleashed deadly bomb and missile strikes on jihadists in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Israel downed a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday in the first such incident in three decades and warned it would respond “forcefully” if its security is threatened.
In a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set up checkpoints across the capital, Sanaa, after sweeping across the city as the general and his allies fled and went into hiding.
Sizzling Dubai property prices cool down
Dubai property prices are cooling to “healthy” levels after a two-year rally during which real estate rebounded from a slump when the global financial crisis hit in 2009.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites
Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.
Fighting raged in the Yemeni capital on Sunday despite an announcement by the U.N. envoy that pro-government forces and Shiite rebels were poised to sign a deal.
Indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians on consolidating the Gaza truce are set to resume in Cairo Wednesday, two days after new reconciliation negotiations between Fatah and Hamas, officials said.
100,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State flood into Turkey
More than 100,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing advancing Islamic State jihadists have poured across the border into Turkey since Ankara opened up its southern frontier on Friday, the country's deputy prime minister said.
  
  
  
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