Saturday, August 23, 2014
The United States said Thursday that the Islamic State was “beyond anything” it has seen, as U.S. warplanes pressed on with airstrikes against it despite death threats against an American hostage.
The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Britain, France and Germany have launched a fresh bid at the UN to end six weeks of violence in Gaza, after Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing.
An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.
The mother of American journalist James Foley, apparently executed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, on Wednesday paid tribute to her son who she said had died trying to expose the suffering of the Syrian people.
Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza Wednesday as furious mourners buried the wife and child of Hamas' top military commander, braying for revenge as eight days of calm exploded into bloodshed.
Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times correspondent to leave the country after he wrote an article saying government ministers and officials were threatening to seize power to end a stand-off over election results.
Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign, AFP correspondents witnessed.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.