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Saturday, June 21, 2014
rful truck bomb exploded on Friday in a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least 34 civilians and wounding more than 50, the state-run news agency SANA said.
An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced to death the top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails, along with 13 other members and supporters over violence last summer.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Back to Iraq: Obama sending military advisers
President Barack Obama is dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell its rising insurgency, inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind. He also challenged Iraq's embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.
Top U.S. officials warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against “sectarian” policies as U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday weighed calls for air strikes on Sunni insurgents bearing down on Baghdad.
India said Thursday it knows the location of its 40 construction workers abducted in violence-torn Iraq, as several of their families said they have spoken with the captured men.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Republican leader: Obama may act on own in Iraq
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and congressional aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers.
Saudi Arabia warned Wednesday of the risks of a civil war in Iraq with unpredictable consequences for the region, after Sunni militants seized large areas from Shiite-led government forces.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran, Foreign Secretary William Hague announced Tuesday, as the West steps up its engagement with Tehran amid rapid jihadist advances in neighboring Iraq.
US forces move into Iraq on anti-insurgent security mission
Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as U.S. President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sunni militants captured a strategic city along the highway to Syria on Monday, moving closer to their goal of linking areas under their control on both sides of the border.
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