Friday, September 26, 2014
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.”
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The United States and its Arab allies unleashed deadly bomb and missile strikes on jihadists in Syria on Tuesday, opening a new front in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Israel downed a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday in the first such incident in three decades and warned it would respond “forcefully” if its security is threatened.
In a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas.