Sunday, September 14, 2014
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.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama will steel Americans for a prolonged battle against the Islamic State (IS) Wednesday, despite devoting much of his presidency to avoiding sapping new entanglements in the Middle East.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Iraq's new leaders Wednesday on their role in a long-awaited strategy against Islamic State (IS) jihadists to be unveiled by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East Tuesday bidding for a broad coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists, buoyed by the “milestone” of a new Iraqi government.
The United States Monday urged Afghanistan's presidential contenders to respect a vote audit after Abdullah Abdullah insisted that he had won the country's disputed election, dimming hopes of a power-sharing deal.
Britain is to ship heavy machine guns and ammunition to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Iraq, British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced Tuesday.1 Comment
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Iraqi MPs approved a new cabinet on Monday but key security posts remained unfilled, as America's top diplomat prepared to visit the region to build a coalition against jihadists.
The international community has threatened to boycott the Palestinian leadership if it pays the salaries of former Hamas employees in Gaza, prime minister Rami Hamdallah told AFP on Sunday.