The apparently unstoppable progress of the IS terrorist group now seems to have come to an end on the Syrian-Turkish border. Kurdish fighters, opposition forces and coalition air strikes have thwarted the Caliph's designs on the town of Kobani.
US state and local officials should reconsider racial discrimination and police abuse, which triggered public outrage and demonstrations internationally, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015, which monitors the situation in over 90 nations.
Amman has allowed Saudi Arabia and the West to use Jordan as a training ground for military activities related to Syria, so it is natural that it is currently facing blowback, political analyst Sharmine Narwani told RT.
Thirty members of the highly-fractured Syrian opposition are in Moscow for talks among themselves, as well as with Assad government representatives. The negotiations come almost a year after the last attempt to find a political solution to the crisis.
Retired military personnel told senators that the lack of White House strategy makes US combat efforts in the Middle East unwinnable. One general added that “failed” policy has allowed Al-Qaeda to grow “fourfold” since President Barack Obama’s election.
Israeli jets struck several targets in Syria in response to Hezbollah rocket fire into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the IDF said. The exchange came as Iran warned Tel Aviv of crossing a “red line” with the murder of an Iranian general in Syria.
A Swedish officer on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan wants to see more government consideration for his fellow veterans upon his return home than what is being planned for former Islamic State fighters.
The Islamic State has released a video with a threat to kill a second Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot in the next 24 hours if the Japanese authorities fail to persuade Jordan to release failed suicide bomber Sajida al-Rishawi from prison.
A group of prominent UK celebrities have written a strongly-worded open letter to PM David Cameron denouncing Britain’s resettlement program for Syrian refugees, suggesting it lacks compassion and humanity.