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Saturday, September 27, 2014
A major Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan over the past week has left up to 100 civilians and security personnel dead, 12 of them beheaded, officials said Friday, as violence worsens with the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops.
An analysis of Twitter messages from the Arab-speaking world reveals strong anti-American sentiment, suggesting that social media posts may offer insights opinion polls cannot.
Denmark will send seven F-16 fighter jets to help combat Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Friday.
Friday, September 26, 2014
France launches fresh strikes on Iraq as country mourns dead hostage
France launched a fresh round of air strikes in Iraq Thursday and pledged more support for Syrian opposition forces as it upped its fight against Islamic State (IS) jihadists after the beheading of hostage Herve Gourdel.
Confronted by the growing threat of Middle Eastern militants, U.S. President Barack Obama implored world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday to rally behind his expanding military campaign to stamp out the violent Islamic State (IS) group and its “network of death.”
Female Emirati jet pilot 'leads strikes' on Syrian jihadists
A female pilot has led United Arab Emirates (UAE) airstrike that targeted Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria as part of the U.S.-led campaign against extremists.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Facing a world in turmoil from multiple crises ranging from wars in the Middle East and Africa to the deadly scourge of Ebola and growing Islamic radicalism, leaders from more than 140 countries open their annual meeting at the United Nations on Wednesday with few solutions.
Coalition strikes IS near besieged Syria town
Japan said Wednesday that it has stepped up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine to be in line with other Group of Seven (G-7)nations before their upcoming meeting in New York.
Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Tuesday he has asked for US$3.8 billion in urgent aid to help rebuild Gaza following its devastating 50-day war with Israel this summer.
Jordan's central bank said Tuesday it still supports Jordan-based Arab Bank, found liable in a U.S. court of supporting terrorism, saying it had been unable to defend itself adequately.
  
  
  
  
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