Battle of Mosul
Iraq’s announcement of the start of the offensive to retake Mosul from ISIS is a pivotal moment in defeating ISIS, which has made the city its de facto capital in Iraq since seizing it in mid-2014. 1,207 more words
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will holds talks in Moscow on Friday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss Syria and Iraq, the RIA news agency reported on Wednesday, citing the foreign ministry. 46 more words
By Jonathan Saul
LONDON (Reuters) – Unknown assailants attacked a gas tanker off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab al-Mandab waterway in the latest flare up in an area through which much of the world’s oil passes, shipping and security officials said on Wednesday. 479 more words
After labeling Lebanon-based Shi’a Islamist militant group a “terrorist organization” in March, Saudi Arabia renewed its attacks on the group during speeches on Monday.
During a Saudi Cabinet meeting on Monday, a group of ministers presided by King Salman renewed their classification of Hezbollah as a “terrorist” group. 565 more words
During a news conference on Tuesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned that Russian warships headed currently en route for Syria could be used to target civilians in Aleppo. 693 more words