Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

The slick 52-second video entitled "Flames of War" shows militants blowing up tanks and images of wounded US soldiers.

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears
A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism
Top Saudi clerics issue edict against terrorism

The Saudi king earlier this year called on scholars to speak out more aggressively against terrorism.

Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies
Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

Several important tests loom for the U.S. administration's nascent coalition to "degrade and defeat" the ultra-hardline Islamic State.

Bangladesh apex court commutes JeI leader's death penalty

The Tribunal's ruling triggered the deadliest political violence in the country's history.

Imran Khan calls for 'Day of Deliverance' on Friday, Nawaz Sharif defiant

With Imran stepping up pressure on the government, Qadri also reiterated PAT's demand for Sharif's resignation.

Need to build a strong and broad coalition against ISIL: Barack Obama

The comprehensive approach to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL requires a wide range of efforts, said Obama.

A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

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A guide to Scotland as independence vote nears

Current Iranian uranium enrichment prog not acceptable: US

The next round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 nations begins in New York on Thursday.

ISIS or ISIL or Islamic State: Where the name makes a statement

While the rhetoric against the ISIS has been consistent across the globe, their name hasn't.

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

President Petro Poroshenko called the vote a "first but very decisive step'' toward bringing Ukraine fully into the European Union.

US bombs Islamic State near Baghdad for the first time

"The air strike southwest of Baghdad was the first strike taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people," said US.

UN says USD 1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

The death toll from the worst-ever Ebola epidemic rose to 2,461, out of 4,985 cases in the three west African countries.

Iran won't shake America’s 'dirty hands' in fight against the Islamic State

“I saw no point in cooperating with a country whose hands are dirty and intentions murky,” said Ayatollah.

Typhoon Kalmaegi lashes Hong Kong with strong winds, rain; approaches China's Hainan Island

There were 44 reports of fallen trees and some parts of the city were flooded, but no reports of landslides.

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

There are no exact numbers on how many people have left Europe to fight the Islamic State group.

Pakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwest

An army statement says Tuesday morning's "precise" air strikes also destroyed two ammunition depots of militants.

House Republicans back Syrian rebel training

The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes.

Huge explosion kills at least one in Afghan capital, Kabul

Taliban insurgents have been exploiting the uncertainty, launching bombings and attacks on government officials across the country.

500 feared dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

As many as 500 migrants could have died after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean.

America  

The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes.

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants.

Climate Change  

Over the past 6 years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead.

China's Xie Zhenhua said China should not be subject to the same rules for greenhouse gas emissions as the U S.

Europe  

Here is a guide to Scotland as the historic vote nears.

If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016.

Asia Pacific  

An army statement says Tuesday morning's "precise" air strikes also destroyed two ammunition depots of militants.

"The defect did not have any impact on the safety of the aircraft or passengers," the airline said.

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