Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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.
The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Iraqi forces, aided by US air strikes, have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli where thousands have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water supplies.
Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. airstrikes against the Sunni militants' positions, officials said.