Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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.
A suicide bomber struck a meeting of Sunni tribal fighters and Iraqi security troops on Monday, killing 16, just hours ahead of a key parliament meeting that is expected to vote on a new government.
Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery it was announced Monday, in an unprecedented public statement about his health, which has long been the subject of speculation.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.
An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era.
Hundreds protested in Istanbul Sunday a day after 10 workers were killed when an elevator crashed to the ground from the 32nd story of a building.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
A freed French hostage has said the suspected gunman behind the deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May was among his Islamic extremist captors in Syria.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
US President Barack Obama outlined plans on Friday for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies.