The Russian attack in an unbreached part of eastern Ukraine is causing panic and retreat in a wide swath of territory. The NYT reports.» Read More
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.
JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israel launched attacks in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and recalled its negotiators from truce talks in Cairo after saying three Palestinian rockets had hit southern Israel, hours before a ceasefire was due to expire. A Reuters correspondent saw an Israeli plane fire a missile east of Gaza City.
JERUSALEM, Aug 19- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday ordered the military to attack in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the enclave into Israel, a government source said, hours before a truce between the sides was set to expire.
The Pope has said he is willing to visit scenes of the conflict in Iraq as he criticized the "unjust aggression" of Islamic extremists. The FT reports.
Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to drive Islamic State militants out of Tikrit.
TOKYO, Aug 19- U.S. crude oil futures rose on Tuesday to recoup some losses from the previous day when prices dropped as investor concerns over conflict in Iraq and Ukraine eased. *Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed as they fled fighting in eastern Ukraine on Monday when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fire, military spokesmen said.