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U.S. Carried Out 88.4% of Airstrikes Against ISIS
U.S. warplanes have carried out almost 90% of airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) while Arab and European countries all together carried out the remaining 10%, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan Join Strikes Against ISIS
The Royal Saudi Air Force participated in US-led bombing strikes against Islamic State (ISIS) insurgents in Syria, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said on Wednesday.
Arab League Vows All Needed Measures Against ISIS
Arab League Foreign Ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and cooperate with all international, regional and national efforts to combat militant groups, Reuters
Japan to Test First Home Made Stealth Fighter in January
A group of major Japanese firms are planning a test flight next year for the nation's first homegrown stealth fighter jet, a report
US, European Allies Deplore Growing Violence in Libya
The United States in a joint statement with France, Germany, Italy and Britain has condemned the escalation of combat actions and violence in Libya and called for a democratic transition in the conflict-torn country, Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Australia Allocates $60 Million to Counter ISIS Threat
The Australian government on Tuesday announced an Aus$64 million (US$60 million) package to help prevent youngsters from being radicalized and joining extremist groups in the Middle
Libya Names New Chief-of-Staff to Tackle Armed Militias
The Libyan Parliament has named a new Chief-of-Staff to tackle armed militias that have claimed control of vast areas of the country.
Syria Ready to Cooperate With the World to Fight Terrorism
Syria is ready to work with the international community, including the United States, to combat “terrorism” within the framework of a U.N. resolution on extremists, Syria's Foreign Minister said
U.S. Ready to “Take Action” Against ISIS in Syria
The White House said it was ready to “take action” against any threat to America as it indicated serious consideration of U.S. military strikes against Islamic militants in Syria.
Ten Lebanese Soldiers Killed in Al-Nusra Fighting
At least 10 Lebanese soldiers were killed in ongoing clashes with Islamist gunmen in and around the eastern border town of Arsal, Lebanon’s Army Chief said on Sunday, in violence that has forced dozens of families to flee their homes for safety.
Gaza Civilian Toll Triggers International Alarm
Israel pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it was days from achieving its core goal of destroying all cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.
Russia Starts Delivering Weapons to Iraq
Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighter jets to Iraq, a report said, as Iraq’s defense minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive.
Hagel: “Iraq Militants Pose Imminent Threat”
Islamist militants that have swept across Iraq pose a clear and “imminent” danger to the Middle East, Europe and the United States, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said
Report : «Iran Sending Drones and Weapons to Iraq»
Iran is secretly flying surveillance drones over Iraq and sending military equipment there to help Baghdad in its fight against Sunni insurgents, The New York Times
GCC Summit Addresses Common Policy on Iran
Gulf Foreign Ministers meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Monday said the Gulf Cooperation Council’s relationship with Iran should be based on mutual respect and
Kuwait’s Emir Concludes Landmark Visit to Iran
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah started on Sunday his first visit to Iran since his inauguration as Kuwait’s ruler in
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