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Heavy shelling resumes in Libyan capital Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy shelling resumed in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Sunday after three days of relative calm following more than a month of street fighting between rival armed factions battling for control of the city’s airport.<p>The North African OPEC oil producer is facing the worst …

Palestinians fear 'no place is safe' in Gaza

<b>Gaza City -</b> Khader Khader had less than one minute to evacuate his home.<p>At 7am on Friday, the 55-year-old was sleeping under the staircase with his five children, when he heard his neighbour scream, "Dr Khader, evacuate! They are going to bomb my house!"<p>At that moment, Khader's seven-year-old son, …

Gaza campaign enters seventh day as rocket fire continues

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1092000/1092705_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522687984_e2b3bc38f67c5f92eb5a077d4691649d<p><b>Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire on Israel have continued, on the seventh day of Israel's operation against Palestinian …

Israel

Israel warns Gaza of future air strikes

As rockets from Palestinian militants in Gaza continue to fly into Israel and Israel continues to strike hard at Gaza, the options for each side are hardening. Both sides are employing brinksmanship, carrying out their biggest raids yet this weekend and threatening much more to come.<p>Israel's …

Boko Haram kill Christian worshippers and burn churches in latest Nigeria attack

Suspected Islamist militants launch simultaneous attacks on villages close to town from which more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, killing at least 30<p>Suspected Boko Haram militants have mounted two deadly attacks just a few miles from the Nigerian village where they abducted more than …

Isis rebels declare 'caliphate' in Iraq and Syria

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Islam

Russia supplies Iraqi air force with SU-25 jet fighters

Iraqi army stalls in bid to retake Tikrit

The Iraqi military's push to retake the flash-point city of Tikrit faltered Sunday in a sign of the difficulties facing government forces as they attempt to wrest control of key areas of the country back from a determined Sunni Muslim insurgency.<p>A day earlier, Iraqi officials claimed to have …

Isis declares its captive territories an 'Islamic Caliphate'

Jihadist group Isis demands all Muslims declare obedience to its leader as it lays claim to the mantle of the great Muslim empires of the past<p>Fresh from their victories over the Iraqi army and on the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, the jihadist group Isis has declared its captive …

The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.<p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al …

Al-Qaeda

Iraqi army claims gains against rebels

The Iraqi army is claiming to have slowed down the lightning advance of Sunni fighters by regaining some territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on the Shia-led government in Baghdad.<p>The gains by the Iraqi military came on a day when Iran pledged its support to the Iraqi government for …

Iraqi Militants Seize More Towns, Reportedly Execute Civilians

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>ISIS militants, who have seized control of the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit, captured two …

Iraq crisis: al-Qaeda inspired forces battle Kurdish fighters on the frontline of a new war

Dispatch: Islamist militants are battling Peshmerga fighters for control of oil fields and the key city of Kirkuk in Northern Iraq<p>Standing in freshly dug trenches, the Kurdish fighters trained their guns on the scrubland horizon, where a plume of black smoke rose into the blue sky.<p>To their right, …

Bergdahl Explains in Prison Letters Why He Vanished

In a pair of letters, the captured U.S. soldier asks his government to reserve judgment about his disappearance—and complains about the officers …

Obama: Iraq needs U.S., international help as ISIS threatens to seize more cities

As radical Islamist militants surged through Iraq -- and threatened its capital -- U.S. President Barack Obama conceded the turbulent situation demanded significant assistance immediately and over the long-term for the Baghdad-based central government.<p>"It's going to need more help from us, and it's …

Iraq crisis: Isis gains strength near Baghdad as Kurdish forces seize Kirkuk

Summary<p>We're wrapping our coverage for the day, with key events below.<p><b>• Isis' army, estimated to be some 6,000 strong, has advanced near Baghdad,</b> where residents are preparing for the worst. Ba'athists and various militia groups have joined Isis' fight against the government, and Isis reportedly …

Recording: ISIS promises more fighting in more Iraqi cities

An audio recording purportedly from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria promises more fighting in more Iraqi cities, including Baghdad.<p>"Continue your march as the battle is not yet raging," a voice said to be that of ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani says on the message posted early Thursday …

Nominee for US ambassador to Iraq hopeful about country's security

The outgoing and incoming US ambassadors to Iraq painted a hopeful picture of the security situation in the country on Wednesday, saying that the Baghdad government was summoning a coalition of forces to oppose an aggressive military incursion by the most radical group to have emerged in the Syrian …

Iraq crisis: the West now faces a world beyond known extremes

As a psychotic Sunni jihadist state establishes itself on the border of Turkey, it is clear America is losing control of the Middle East<p>Events in northern <b>Iraq</b> are a fearsome demonstration of what has become ever clearer over the last three years: America is losing control of the Middle East.<p>A …

Middle East

Turkey promises revenge if militants harm hostages in Iraq

Turkey has warned it will retaliate if any of its 80 nationals kidnapped by insurgents in northern Iraq are harmed.<p>The group of people seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an al-Qaeda offshoot group, includes special forces soldiers, diplomats and family members.<p>NATO has held …

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah escapes bomb attack

Afghanistan's presidential front-runner, Abdullah Abdullah, escaped an assassination attempt Friday when twin bombs exploded as his motorcade was traveling through Kabul. At least six people were killed, including one of Abdullah's bodyguards, and 17 others injured, officials said.<p>The country's …