Kurdish-Arab forces launched a major assault against the Islamic State group in Syria’s Raqa province Tuesday and Iraqi forces advanced on it in Fallujah, piling pressure on the jihadists in two strongholds.
Iran’s Supreme Leader has welcomed expansion of ties with India saying grounds for mutual cooperation were ‘very vast’.Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei said this during a meeting with the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A Senate panel has approved a legislation which blocks $300 million US military aid to Pakistan unless the defence secretary certifies to the Congress that Islamabad is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani terror network.
The United States carried out an air strike on the leader of the Afghan Taliban, probably killing him in a remote area just inside the Pakistan border in an operation likely to sink any immediate prospect for peace talks.
Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi asked to be given “enough space” to address the plight of her country’s Rohingya Muslim population, as visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the Nobel laureate to promote respect for human rights.
Israel reportedly mulls legalizing execution of the Palestinians that the regime in Tel Aviv finds guilty of attacking Israelis.According to a report by Israel’s Channel 10, Israeli Prime Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman.