Ahmed Tarek ElBohy

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India, Pakistan reject call to give up nuclear weapons

India, backed by the United States, opposed a U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) resolution calling on New Delhi to voluntarily abandon its nuclear …

Inside Islamic State’s oil empire: how captured oilfields fuel Isis insurgency

Coalition air strikes have not stopped the militant group from earning millions of dollars a week from its Iraqi oil operations<p>Islamic State has consolidated its grip on oil supplies in Iraq and now presides over a sophisticated smuggling empire with illegal exports going to Turkey, Jordan and …

Why Can't the Pentagon Kill the Islamic State's Top Commanders?

The United States and its coalition partners have conducted close to 800 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria, hitting …

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen has announced that he has started his own consultancy company following the end of his term as NATO’s secretary-general this …

Islamic State crisis: US hits IS oil targets in Syria

<b>The US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) has targeted 12 oil refineries in Syria on a third night of air strikes against the militants.</b><p>Raids carried out by US, Saudi and UAE aircraft killed 14 of the group's fighters and five civilians in eastern Syria, activists said.<p>According to the …

Middle East

China says Turkey will decide in its 'own interests' on missile system

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday that Turkey would decide in its “own interests” after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the country was in talks with France on buying a missile defense system following disagreements with Beijing.<p>Turkey's new President Tayyip Erdogan attends a swearing …

North Africa

Boko Haram closes in on its dream of an African caliphate – and Isis gives its blessing, and advice on strategy

The Boko Haram gunmen who swept into the township of Gulak brought with them a new message. Rather than sowing afresh the terror they have brought to …

Hagel Tests Turkish Willingness for Bigger Role in Fight Against Islamic State

U.S. Defence Secretary Tries to Allay Concerns About Repercussions<p>ANKARA, Turkey—The challenges faced by U.S. officials in building a global alliance to battle Islamic State extremists became clearer on Monday as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel worked to allay concerns of Turkish leaders worried …

Middle East

France: Restrain Security Council veto power for mass atrocities

Human rights chief calls Syria a ‘slaughterhouse,’says ‘impunity’ in Israeli-Palestinian conflict must end<p>Zaatari refugee camp with Syria in the …

Heavy fighting in Libya's Benghazi city; airport hit | Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Heavy clashes broke out between the forces of a renegade general and Islamist fighters in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and showering the airport with rockets, medical and military sources said.<p>Libya is being racked by …

Obama under fire for admitting no 'strategy yet' for ISIS in Syria

President Obama is facing intense criticism for admitting Thursday "we don't have a strategy yet" for dealing with Islamic State militants in Syria, despite warnings from top military advisers and others that the group must be confronted on that side of the border.<p>The president made the comment …

Islamic State militants in Syria: A formidable fighting force

BEIRUT -- As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing …

Chinese reportedly working on submarine that would ‘fly’ in an ‘air bubble’

In the annals of vehicular locomotion, the submarine is the equivalent of the Walkman. It dazzled the masses when it hit, flexing nuclear-tipped missiles that completed the “nuclear triad” of deterrence.<p>But other technologies soon surpassed it in terms of speed and agility. Now, years later, the …

U.S. Lays Groundwork for Syria Strike

Pentagon Seeks to Gather Intelligence on Islamic State Targets With Surveillance Flights<p>The Pentagon is preparing to send surveillance aircraft, including drones, into Syrian airspace to gather intelligence on Islamist targets, laying the groundwork for a possible expansion of the limited U.S. …

Middle East

Egypt and UAE strike Islamist militias in Libya

The United Arab Emirates and Egypt have carried out a series of airstrikes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, U.S. officials said Monday, marking an escalation in the chaotic war among Libya’s rival militias that has driven American and other diplomats from the country.<p>The Obama administration did not …

U.S. officials: No change in procedure for arming Israel

(JTA) — U.S. officials denied reports of a change in the procedure through which their government supplies arms to Israel.<p>Speaking to reporters on …

UN resolution imposes sanctions on militants in Iraq and Syria

With reports that Islamist insurgents have massacred 80 Yazidis, the UN Security Council has responded to the crisis in Iraq.<p>They unanimously adopted a resolution imposing sanctions on six men for recruiting and financing jihadist fighters in northern Iraq and Syria.<p>“Today’s resolution, which the …

U.S.-German Relations Fray Over Espionage Allegations

Berlin Instructs Top American Intelligence Official at Berlin Embassy to Leave Country<p>BERLIN—Germany publicly told the top U.S. spy official here to leave, a rare and forceful act illustrating deep anger over revelations of American espionage that are disrupting one of Washington's chief …

National Security

Iraq’s Terrorists Are Becoming a Full-Blown Army

The group so extreme it got booted from al Qaeda controls huge swaths of territory. And now ISIS has got the heavy weaponry to back it up.<p>With the …

'Friendly fire from the air' kills 5 U.S. service members in Afghanistan

Five American service members were killed in southern Afghanistan when a coalition jet, called in to help ward off a Taliban attack, mistakenly bombed them, an Afghan official said Tuesday.<p>The five were killed Monday night along with an Afghan soldier in Zabul province, said Ghulam Sakhi …

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Iran's President Rohani seeks to improve relations and trade during landmark visit to Turkey

President Hassan Rohani has been welcomed by Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan making him the first Iranian leader to visit Turkey for 18 years.<p>He is in the country for trade talks but also to improve bilateral ties which have become strained over the Syria conflict.<p>Tehran is an ally of Syria’s …

U.S. pledges $1B to boost military presence in E. Europe, urges NATO allies to boost funding

WARSAW — President Obama pledged his ironclad commitment Tuesday to the defense of Europe and proposed as much as $1 billion in additional spending to bolster the U.S. military presence in Poland and neighboring countries, part of a strategy to reassure nervous allies and check Russia’s …

Ukraine's empty seat at table darkens party for Putin's new ex-Soviet bloc | Reuters

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed Kazakhstan and Belarus on Thursday into a new Eurasian Economic Union built to rival the United States, EU and China - but the absence of Ukraine undermined his dream of restoring Soviet glory days.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), …

Xi says China won't stir trouble in South China Sea | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed not to stir up trouble in the South China Sea but said China would react “in the necessary way” to provocations by other countries, the official Xinhua news agency reported.<p>China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech to the media during …