US continues airstrikes in Iraq

2014-08-10 09:21:46

The U.S. military on Saturday continued to launch four airstrikes against forces of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq.

No US combat troops in Iraq, Obama reiterates

2014-08-10 07:24:31

In a speech delivered at the White House, Obama concedes that US troop presence wouldn't have helped Iraq avoid the current situation, but would have risked more lives.

4 Palestinians killed in fresh Israeli airstrike on Gaza

2014-08-09 18:51:47

Four Palestinians were killed and 10 others injured as the conflict between Israel and the Gaza militants continued on Saturday morning, the second day after a 72-hour ceasefire expired.

US starts air strikes against Iraqi Sunni extremist targets: media

2014-08-08 21:30:46

US military aircraft conducted an airstrike on Friday against Islamic State artillery used against Kurdish forces defending the city of Erbil.

Gaza rockets fired as Israel-Hamas truce expires

2014-08-08 17:01:29

Gaza militants renewed rocket fire on Israel, after a three-day cease-fire expired on Friday and negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock.

Gaza ceasefire ends without long-term truce deal

2014-08-08 14:15:05

A 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip ended on Friday without reaching an agreement between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza on a long-term truce.

Tens of thousands forced from homes in northwest Iraq

2014-08-08 11:13:50

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes and are in urgent need of life-saving assistance due to the violence in Sinjar in northwest Iraq.

Palestinians to boycott Israeli products

2014-08-08 11:04:45

The Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip has led to a growing support of resistance in the West Bank, but of a different kind. Increasing numbers of Palestinians in the West Bank have declared war on the Israeli goods.

UN chief urges help to displaced people in Iraq

2014-08-08 09:29:45

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon said on Thursday he was "appalled" by recent attacks on minority groups in northern Iraq, calling for international assistance to the affected population.

Lebanese free 7 soldiers held by Syria militants

2014-08-07 16:07:19

The Lebanese army early Thursday freed seven of its soldiers held by militants from Syria who overran a border town last week in the most serious spillover of fighting from the three-year-old war in the neighboring country.

Bombings kill 32 in Iraq's capital

2014-08-07 10:37:50

At least 32 people were killed and 108 others injured in a wave of bombing attacks on Wednesday in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad.

Israel-Palestinian talks on Gaza underway in Cairo

2014-08-07 09:53:35

Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway in Cairo on Wednesday, with both sides taking hard-line positions and much jockeying expected ahead.