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Iran, Russia Boost Nuclear Ties
The heads of Iran and Russia's state-run nuclear agencies discussed the construction of new nuclear plants in Iran during a meeting held on Friday around the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, also sat down for a chat about Tehran’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with the West, according to regional reports.
Islamic State Using U.S. Arms Supplied by Saudi Arabia
Islamic State fighters appear to be using captured US military issue arms and weapons supplied to moderate rebels in Syria by Saudi Arabia.
Russian Bombers Practice Cruise Missile Strikes on U.S.
Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.
U.S. Expands Air Strikes Against Islamic State Around Haditha Dam
The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.
Obama: U.S. Will Not Lead Fight Against Islamic State
President Obama said that while the Islamic State can't be defeated without boots on the ground, those boots will not be members of the American military.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Proposes 'UN for Religions' to Vatican
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres emerged from a Vatican City audience with Pope Francis Thursday after proposing a kind of United Nations for religions.
Gen. McInerney: "We Helped Build ISIS" (Video)
General Thomas McInerney acknowledged that the United States “helped build ISIS” as a result of the group obtaining weapons from the Benghazi consulate in Libya which was attacked by jihadists in September 2012 in an interview with Fox News.
Missing Libyan Jetliners Raise Fears of Suicide Airliner Attacks
Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.
Tripoli Under Control of Islamic Militia, Including US Embassy Compound
Libya's toothless outgoing government admitted it has in effect lost control of Tripoli to armed militias.
Saudis Consider Plans to Move Tomb of Muhammad
One of Islam's most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad – could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world.
Battle of Syria Spurs Civil War in Global Jihadist Movement
Syria's bloody civil war has spawned a separate rift with ramifications well beyond the region known as the Levant -- a battle for the very soul of the global jihad movement.
Russian Military Captures Key Towns in Ukraine
Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery began rolling into southeastern Ukraine in earnest Thursday, the Ukrainian government said, as well-armed detachments captured key towns, burned buildings and sent the underequipped Ukrainian forces into full retreat -- a show of military force that the United States now considers an invasion in all but name.
Iran Provided Weapons to Kurds; Bombs Explode in Baghdad
Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said on Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region.
NATO Plans East European Bases to Counter Russia
NATO is to deploy its forces at new bases in eastern Europe for the first time, in response to the Ukraine crisis and in an attempt to deter Vladimir Putin from causing trouble in the former Soviet Baltic republics.
Ukraine Says It Has Captured Russian Soldiers
Ukrainian security services on Monday released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine.
Islamic State Has Taken 'Full Control' of Key Syrian Province
After the Islamic State has seized control of the Syrian Air Force base at Tabqa, the Raqqa province is the first to full fall out of government hands as it seeks to establish a capital for its caliphate.
Libyan Jihadists Targeted by Egypt and UAE
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been accused of launching air strikes on Islamist militias in Libya.
Islamic State Building Caliphate Through Brutality
The Islamic State terrorist army's brutality and threats against America on Aug. 19 are signs it's focusing on entrenching its so-called Muslim caliphate -- without interference.
Islamic State Seizes Control of Key Syrian Air Base
Fighters from Islamic State (IS) have taken control of a key Syrian government airbase, activists say.
U.S. Steps Up Military Action Against the Islamic State
President Obama, reacting to the brutal execution of an American journalist by Islamic State terrorists, called for a "common effort" across the Middle East to "extract this cancer so it does not spread" as U.S. fighter jets and drones stepped up attacks against IS. Meanwhile, IS threatened to awaken sleeper cells in the West and promised America to "drown all of you in blood." Along the U.S.-Mexico border, concern is being raised as Mexican drug cartels are in negotiations with the terrorist organization, according to a U.S. Congressman.
Iran Stalls With West As Its Nuclear Program Develops
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the visiting head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Tehran's long-range missile program will not be discussed as part of talks aimed at resolving a decade-long nuclear dispute. Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister did not believe a final-status agreement would be made with the West by the time the next deadline comes in four months.
Islamic State Continues to Massacre Scores in Iraq and Syria, Loses Control of Mosul Dam
The Islamic State continued to massacre scores of 'infidels' in its 'caliphate' over the weekend as U.S. lawmakers called on President Obama to expand military operations against the jihadist organization. Over the weekend, President Obama informed Congress that he authorized U.S. airstrikes in Iraq to help retake control of the Mosul Dam. On Sunday Kurdish forces, with the aid of over two dozen U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, were able to retake control of Iraq's largest dam from IS jihadists, who captured the dam less than two weeks ago.
Ukraine Crisis: Separatists Trained in Russia
One of the top rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine claims that his forces have recently received 1,200 fighters who had undergone training in Russia. The claim came during a speech to leading rebels, apparently recorded on Friday and posted to YouTube by a pro-separatist media outlet. His language suggested the men had already crossed the border.
Ebola Threatens West Africa, Airlines Halt Flights
As Ebola continues to threaten West Africa, officials claim it will take up to six months to contain the outbreak. Liberian authorities have now quarantined entire villages it claims is the 'epicenter' of the virus and expanded its Ebola treatment centers throughout its capital of Monrovia. Meanwhile, two more airlines halted flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organization admitted the official death toll of 1,145 in the region "vastly underestimates the magnitude of the outbreak."
Islamic State Changes Tactics, Closing in on Aleppo
The Islamic State continues to capture towns on its way to Aleppo, Syria's largest city, which now stands less than 50 kilometers away. Meanwhile, limited U.S. airstrikes have caused jihadists of the Islamic State to change their military tactics, instead of operating as an army with conventional formations, they are now acting like insurgents and mixing in with civilians to disguise their maneuvers making it harder to strike them.
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