Pakistani female scientist 'on ISIS's list of demands'
2014-08-22 06:25:17 UTC
• Latest developments following beheading of James Foley:
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ISIS reportedly called for the release of a female Pakistani scientist with ties to al-Qaeda in exchange for James Foley.
According to the New...
Pentagon: ISIS is 'beyond anything we've seen'
2014-08-22 06:32:33 UTC
Senior Pentagon officials described the Islamic State (Isis) militant group as an “apocalyptic” organisation that posed an “imminent threat” on Thursday, yet the highest ranking officer in the US military said that in the short term, it was suffic...
Former top general calls on Obama to wipe out ISIS
2014-08-21 18:46:18 UTC
An influential retired US general has called on Barack Obama to order the destruction the militant group responsible for murdering American journalist James Foley amid conflicting views in the administration on how to respond to the atrocity.
Elite US military forces 'tried to rescue James Foley'
2014-08-21 05:52:25 UTC
Elite US military forces secretly invaded Syria recently in a risky and ultimately unsuccessful attempt to free an American journalist, James Foley, before he was killed by militants with the Islamic State (Isis), the Pentagon announced on Wednesd...
Obama to James Foley's Family: 'Our hearts are broken'
2014-08-20 20:03:43 UTC
President Barack Obama denounced Islamic State (Isis) militants for murdering an American journalist in retaliation for US air strikes in Iraq, showing an anger he has rarely displayed in remarks about the Iraq conflict.
“No just god would stan...
Germany 'ready' to arm Kurdish peshmerga forces
2014-08-20 12:35:33 UTC
Germany has announced that it plans to supply northern Iraq with military equipment. The Iraqi Kurds are battling Islamic State -ISIS- fighters who have taken over a number of cities and displaced minority populations.
German Foreign Minister F...
ISIS Video Shows Execution of U.S. Journalist James Foley
2014-08-22 06:20:56 UTC
Militants from the Islamic State have released a video showing a jihadist speaking with a British accent beheading an American journalist in what it says is a revenge killing for the ongoing US air strikes in Iraq.
The chilling message in the v...
Obama calls for review of using military equipment by police
2014-08-18 22:33:25 UTC
Barack Obama distanced himself from a decision to deploy Missouri national guard troops to deal with continued unrest in Ferguson on Monday, dispatching attorney general Eric Holder to monitor events and saying he would be watching whether troops ...
Julian Assange: I am leaving the Ecuadorian embassy soon
2014-08-18 11:02:04 UTC
Julian Assange has rebuffed reports that he is planning to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in order to hand himself in to police, saying only that he will leave "soon".
Media reports had surfaced ahead of a press conference on Monday morning sugge...
Kurdish Peshmerga retake dam as Obama writes to Congress
2014-08-18 05:33:57 UTC
The US on Sunday launched two waves of air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) militants in northern Iraq, in the most extensive American military operations in the country since the withdrawal of ground troops in 2011.
The strikes helped Kurd...
Missouri governor blames Ferguson police chief for violence
2014-08-17 20:37:43 UTC
The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, on Sunday blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for renewed violence in the city, as the US department of justice stepped in to order an independent autopsy on the body of the teenager shot dead by a police...
Germany 'spied' on U.S. Government and NATO Member
2014-08-16 17:03:13 UTC
German intelligence services eavesdropped on calls made by US secretary of state John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, Der Spiegel has reported.
The German foreign intelligence agency, BND, tapped a satellite phone conversation Kerry ...
Ferguson police clash with Anti-racism protesters again overnight
2014-08-16 16:51:12 UTC
Police in riot gear clashed overnight with small groups of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri amid signs of renewed tensions over the shooting of an unarmed teenager by a local patrol officer.
The flareups, breaking a period of relative calm, cam...
German intelligence (BND) spied on Hillary Clinton
2014-08-15 20:53:56 UTC
German intelligence spied on Hillary Clinton on various occasions.
According to a report in the German news publication Süddeutsche Zeitung, German intelligence apparently spied on Hillary Clinton while she was in office and during various trip...
Five days after Michael Brown (18) killing: Vigils across US
2014-08-15 06:26:40 UTC
Moments of silence and protests were held in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Bay Area and elsewhere, five days after Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot.
After four nights of violence in Ferguson, Missouri, where he died, state police took charge o...
Obama to Missouri police: No excuse to use excessive force
2014-08-14 21:01:16 UTC
The governor of Missouri pledged changes to the tone of policing at demonstrations against the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old, as Barack Obama on Thursday added his voice to widespread criticism of a military-style crackdown.
Addressing the ...
US marines to organise escape route for Yazidis refugees
2014-08-13 20:22:43 UTC
More than 100 US marines and special forces landed on Mt Sinjar in Iraq on Wednesday to organise an escape route for 30,000 Yazidi civilians threatened by Islamic extremists and worn down by hunger and thirst.
The force flew in on V-22 Osprey ...
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2014-08-13 07:53:43 UTC
The US has sent 130 more military advisers to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says.
The marines and special operations forces will assess the humanitarian situation and will not be engaged in combat, a US defe...
Hillary Clinton criticises President Obama's foreign policy
2014-08-11 22:52:13 UTC
Distancing herself from President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said in an interview published on Sunday that the US decision not to intervene early in the Syrian civil war was a “failure”.
US begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces
2014-08-11 09:57:28 UTC
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the formation of an Iraqi government is critical for stability and urged Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki not to stoke political tensions.
Special forces loyal to al-Maliki deployed in strategic areas of B...
Maliki attacks president Masum: Iraqi court supports Maliki
2014-08-11 10:03:03 UTC
A top Iraqi court has ruled that PM Nouri Maliki's bloc is the largest in parliament, state TV says, in a boost to his bid to stay on for a third term.
The decision means that President Fuad Masum, who Mr Maliki criticised for not intervening a...
Barack Obama: "Iraq is going to be a long term project"
2014-08-10 00:31:32 UTC
US President Barack Obama has warned it is "going to take some time" to help Iraqis overcome the jihadist-led Sunni rebellion and stabilise their country.
It would be a "long-term project" to revamp and resupply the military and build support a...
US aircraft strike 'ISIS' artillery in Iraq
2014-08-08 18:32:01 UTC
US aircraft have struck targets of the 'Islamic State' militant group in Iraq. US President Barack Obama had earlier authorized airstrikes in northern Iraq following militants' rapid advances.
The Pentagon said on Friday that two F/A-18 aircraf...
President Barack Obama authorises air strikes in Iraq
2014-08-08 07:32:11 UTC
Barack Obama has authorised targeted air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, as the US military began an airborne operation to bring relief to thousands of minority Iraqis driven to a grim, mountain-top refuge.
Describing the threats aga...
U.S. Allies Saudi Arabia created a Frankenstein's monster: ISIS
2014-08-08 07:33:04 UTC
How far is Saudi Arabia complicit in the ISIS takeover of much of northern Iraq, and is it stoking an escalating Sunni-Shia conflict across the Islamic world? Some time before 9/11, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, once the powerful Saudi ambassador in W...