Saturday, December 20, 2014
Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces.
U.S. President Barack Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Thursday and expressed concern over mass trials and the continued detention of journalists and peaceful activists.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors.1 Comment
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday, while the Palestinians at the United Nations set a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from lands captured nearly 50 years ago by the end of 2017.
OPEC has no plans to intervene in the oil market to shore up sagging crude prices, the Kuwaiti oil minister said Tuesday, as Brent crude breached the US$60 mark.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, after a year when violence against the media took centre stage and 66 reporters were killed.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Nancy Hatch Dupree fell in love with Afghanistan on her first visit in 1962, and embarked on a lifelong mission to preserve the rich cultural heritage of an ancient land scarred by modern wars.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Turkish police on Sunday arrested the editor of the country's biggest selling newspaper and at least two dozen other media figures in a new crackdown on supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's exiled rival, Fethullah Gulen.
Saadi Abdul-Rahman was recently forced to pull his three children out of school in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where Islamic State militants have ruled with an iron fist since June.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Taliban insurgents killed at least 19 people in a series of gun and suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, underlining worsening security as U.S.-led NATO forces end their combat mission in the country.