Friday, September 19, 2014
The Islamic State (IS) group poses a smaller global threat than al-Qaida despite its recent beheadings of three Westerners, although battle-hardened fighters returning home remain a concern, analysts said on Thursday.
A professor of Islam known for his liberal religious views was shot dead in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Thursday, officials said, two years after he was labeled an “apostate” in a text message campaign.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The United Nations has brokered an agreement to enable the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, giving a lead role to the Palestinian Authority while involving the private sector, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy said Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a NATO convoy in Kabul on Tuesday, triggering a massive blast that killed one Polish soldier and two other foreign troops as well as wounding at least 13 civilians.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Raghda Yaqub was just days away from marriage, but a bombing in east Baghdad meant the 24-year-old Iraqi was buried wearing her wedding dress instead.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Egypt on Saturday on the latest leg of a regional tour aimed at forging a coalition for a U.S.-led war on jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the CIA said Thursday, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The United States tripled its estimate for the number of Islamic State fighters as it geared up for a "more aggressive" air campaign and Arab nations rallied behind President Barack Obama's nascent coalition against the jihadists.