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Monday, September 15, 2014
Gaza children return to school in wake of deadly conflict
Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Video shows slaying of British aid worker
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in Egypt on Saturday on the latest leg of a regional tour aimed at forging a coalition for a U.S.-led war on jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the CIA said Thursday, much higher than a previous estimate of 10,000.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Arab world rallies behind US against Islamic State
The United States tripled its estimate for the number of Islamic State fighters as it geared up for a "more aggressive" air campaign and Arab nations rallied behind President Barack Obama's nascent coalition against the jihadists.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama will steel Americans for a prolonged battle against the Islamic State (IS) Wednesday, despite devoting much of his presidency to avoiding sapping new entanglements in the Middle East.
Kerry holds Iraq talks on strategy against jihadists
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with Iraq's new leaders Wednesday on their role in a long-awaited strategy against Islamic State (IS) jihadists to be unveiled by U.S. President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
New Iraqi government buoys Kerry's hopes for anti-IS front
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East Tuesday bidding for a broad coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists, buoyed by the “milestone” of a new Iraqi government.
The United States Monday urged Afghanistan's presidential contenders to respect a vote audit after Abdullah Abdullah insisted that he had won the country's disputed election, dimming hopes of a power-sharing deal.
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.
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