Monday, March 16, 2015
Kurdish authorities in Iraq said Saturday they have evidence that the Islamic State group used chlorine gas as a chemical weapon against peshmerga fighters, the latest alleged atrocity carried out by the extremist organization now under attack in Tikrit.
More than 215,000 people have been killed in Syria in four years of conflict, a monitoring group said on Sunday as the brutal civil war entered its fifth year.
International Data Corp. (IDC), a global personal computer market advisory firm, has cut its forecast for global PC shipments for 2015 as a stronger U.S. dollar may take its toll on sales.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Iraqi forces on Saturday plotted ways of flushing out die-hard jihadists from central Tikrit, which one commander predicted would be liberated within three days.
Egypt said Saturday that the US$12 billion dollars pledged to it by three Arab states to help its economy shows their strong support for President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and his fight against jihadists.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Iraqi forces battled Islamic State jihadists making what looked increasingly like a last stand in Tikrit, but the group responded by vowing to expand its "caliphate".
Rescue teams searched Friday for survivors in the rubble after a factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing at least seven people and sparking fresh criticism over the country's appalling record on workplace safety.
Islamic State (IS) militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, a spokesman for the Islamic State movement said Thursday.
More than 10,000 people have now died from the Ebola virus, almost all of them in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.