Sub Categories:/» Homepage/» WORLD/» MIDEAST
Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Forces such as Apache helicopters, U.S. Marine artillery and special operation troops were part of a U.S.-led coalition operation to air drop Syrian militia into an area near the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) stronghold Raqqa, a U.S. official said on March 22.
U.N.-backed Syria peace talks resumed in Geneva on March 23, with little hope of a breakthrough as no concessions were unlikely.
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has said it is concerned by the recent decision of the governor of Kirkuk to raise the flag of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG) over the city of Kirkuk
Israel has criticized recent comparisons of the current German government to the Nazi regime, implicitly referring to recent comments from Turkish government officials.
Rebels and jihadists launched a fresh assault on east Damascus on March 21, just two days before another round of U.N.-backed peace talks were set to get underway in Switzerland
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
Afghanistan wants the United States to send more forces to help meet shortfalls in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the nation’s top diplomat said on March 21.
Groups of angry nationalist Bulgarians blocked roads from two border gates to Turkey on March 21 in a bid to prevent voters who hold passports of both countries on the eve of a general election over the weekend.
The U.S.-led coalition has airlifted Syrian rebel forces to an operation near the Syrian town of Tabqa in Raqqa province while providing them with fire support, U.S. defense officials said on March 22.
The Russian Foreign Ministry on March 20 said it had summoned Israel’s ambassador to the country over air strikes close to Moscow’s forces near the historic Syrian city of Palmyra
Turkey and Kuwait inked a total of six agreements on March 21 during the Kuwaiti Emir’s official visit to Ankara, with one of the deals concerning cooperation on religious affairs between the two states.
Syria’s army staged a counterattack in northeastern Damascus on March 20, one day after rebels in the city staged a surprise attack, but there were conflicting accounts of how much ground the government regained after the rebel assault