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Aug 21, 2014

Obama’s duty to act

Americans can only pray that President Obama was as serious as a drone strike when he vowed the United States would “see that justice is done” for the beheading of American journalist James Foley...

Aug 10, 2014

U.S. drone strike kills 3 suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected Al Qaeda militants, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the aircraft struck the house in the Obeida Valley in Marib province, where Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsul... #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Aug 16, 2014

US confirms Iraq air strikes on Isis fighters near key Mosul dam

Planes and drones carry out nine strikes Reports of massacre of dozens of Yazidi men Iraqi anger at US failure to defend Baghdad The Iraq that we knew no longer exists Continue reading..... #Iraq #Baghdad #United States #Mosul

Aug 19, 2014

US hails recapture of Mosul dam as symbol of united battle against Isis

Iraqi and Kurdish co-operation with Pentagon allows site to be retaken and shows how to defeat extremists, says Obama US aircraft and drones continued to fly over the recaptured Mosul dam on Tuesday, after the Pentagon revealed just how much the bomb... #Iraq #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #Mosul #United States

Aug 16, 2014

US confirms Iraq air strikes on Isis fighters near key Mosul dam

Planes and drones carry out nine strikes Reports of massacre of dozens of Yazidi men Iraqi anger at US failure to defend Baghdad The Iraq that we knew no longer exists Continue reading..... #Iraq #Baghdad #United States #Mosul

Aug 14, 2014

Iraq crisis: US says it has broken Isis siege of Mount Sinjar  live updates

Rescue of Yazidis on hold after US assessment Cameron says UK needs assets in place in Iraq Holland and Germany cannot rule out sending arms Air strikes continue with drone strikes west of Sinjar SAS soldiers gathering intelligence in northern Iraq R... #Iraq #Special Air Service #David Cameron #United States #Iran #Nouri al-Maliki #Syria

Jul 23, 2014

Young Islamic radicals eclipsing al Qaeda’s militant prestige

In hiding, targeted by drone strikes and unable to land a blow in the West, al Qaeda’s ageing leaders are losing a power struggle with ultra-radical young militants in Iraq..... #Iraq #Al-Qaeda

Jul 31, 2014

CIA director John Brennan lied to you and to the Senate. Fire him

Private apologies are not enough for a defender of torture, the architect of Americas drone program and the most talented liar in Washington. The nations top spy needs to go Plus: CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers As reports emerged Thursday th... #Central Intelligence Agency #Pakistan #Dianne Feinstein #U.S. Senate #John Brennan #NBC News #United States

Jul 23, 2014

Afghanistan criticizes Pakistan; policeman killed

(AP) -- The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan. Spokesman Hasib Sediqi of the National Directorate for Security charged that recent att... #Afghanistan #Pakistan #NATO #Al-Qaeda #Taliban #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah #Inter-Services Intelligence

Jul 23, 2014

Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses ahead with top-gear efforts to end... #Israel #Ramallah #West Bank #United Nations #John Kerry #Jerusalem #Hamas #Federal Aviation Administration #Palestinian Authority #Gaza Strip #Tel Aviv