*Berlin fears response from Putin if eastern rebels crushed. BERLIN/ KIEV, Aug 21- After months of ratcheting up pressure on Vladimir Putin, concern is mounting in Berlin and other European capitals that an emboldened Ukraine's military successes in the east are reducing the chances of a face-saving way out of the crisis for the Russian leader.» Read More
As booming shale pushes U.S. oil production to near 9 million barrels per day, some say U.S. strategic interests are being realigned.
U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending American more forces to Iraq.
CAIRO— Libya's largest export terminal begun loading a tanker Wednesday destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government, rebels and protesters, the country's oil corporation said. The National Oil Corp. said on its website the tanker has been loading 600,000 barrels since early Wednesday.
The Hamas military warned of further Hamas rocket attacks on Israel's strategic interests, including Ben Gurion airport east of Tel Aviv.
"No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day," Obama says of the terrorists who beheaded James Foley.
As Iraq's crises have deepened there are increasing reports of militias acting with more and more autonomy, GlobalPost reports.
KIEV, Aug 20- Ukraine's conflict with separatist rebels is draining the economy by the day and hampering efforts to implement reforms as required by an IMF bailout program, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday.
BEIRUT— The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.
ISIS militants claim to have executed American journalist James Wright Foley, reports NBC's Bill Neely.
Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, and Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discuss U.S. foreign policy in Iraq and Syria.
This is now the best armed terrorist group in the world, says Samuel Berger, Albright Stonebridge Group, sharing his thoughts about how to effectively deal with the brutality of Islamist militants.
EDGARTOWN, Mass.— Obama says US will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite threats to Americans.
The Islamic State (ISIS) claims to have beheaded American journalist James Foley and has threatened the life of another. NBC reports.
Firas Abi Ali, senior manager for Middle East and Africa at IHS Global Insight, says the U.S.'s actions in Iraq have a "limited objective".
A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip collapsed, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli air strikes that killed two people.
WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months.
Movie theaters, long a source of entertainment for Mogadishu residents, have been shuttered following a wave of terrorist attacks.
As the Kremlin announced plans for Vladimir Putin to meet with Ukrainian leaders, shells hit the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
The Islamic State (IS or ISIS) faces increasing rejection from within Iraq and Syria despite its continued expansion, Global Post reports.
Israel launched attacks in the Gaza Strip and recalled its negotiators from truce talks in Cairo after saying three Palestinian rockets hit Israel.