WASHINGTON: Support for Islamic State increased after US airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congr
BERLIN: Qatar’s emir said in Germany on Wednesday that his state does not back “terrorist organizations,” and Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had no reason to doubt him.
Yemen’s democratic transition is back on track, but the country faces “serious security challenges,” said Yemeni Foreign Minister Jamal Al-Sallal on Wednesday.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE: Florida: President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday the United States will not fight another ground war in Iraq, seeking to reassure Americans about the level of US involvement
CAIRO: Egypt’s most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said.
TRIPOLI: Fighters launched another offensive Wednesday on the airport in Libya’s Benghazi, the final redoubt in the eastern city of an ex-general who has been waging war on them.
WASHINGTON: The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them.
BEIRUT: An Al-Qaeda-linked militant group holding Lebanese soldiers and police released a video of the captive men on Sunday, as officials continue mediation to release the men.
ROME: Italy on Tuesday admitted paying ransoms to obtain the freedom of some hostages, saying it approached negotiations on a case-by-case basis.
JERUSALEM: Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank numbered 382,031 at the end of June, up from 374,469 six months earlier, the leading settler organization said on Tuesday.
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