Aug 19, 2014

Renegade Libyan general claims airstrikes on Tripoli

Renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s air force was responsible for strikes on Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli on Monday, one of his commanders said, after weeks of fighting for the capital in Libya’s worst violence since Moammar Gadhafi was toppled in 2011. Fighters from Misrata — ...

Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike

Aug 17, 2014

Ukraine rebels gearing up for eastern counterstrike

Pro-Russian separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine are receiving new armored vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, and plan to launch a major counteroffensive against government forces, a rebel leader said in a video released on Saturday. The four-month conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached ...

Aug 12, 2014

U.K. rules out Iraq airstrikes, plans more refugee aid

The U.K. ruled out joining U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq as it stepped up efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to refugees. A recall of Parliament, which would be needed to sanction the use of military force, “is not on the cards,” ...

Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

Aug 5, 2014

Obama signs funding package for Israel's Iron Dome

President Barack Obama signed a bill Monday granting an additional $225 million in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. The defense system has been highly effective in the current round of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza ...

Aug 4, 2014

Outbreak of WWI marked in Belgian city

Government leaders and royalty were to gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914. ...

U.S. OKs millions for Iron Dome

Aug 2, 2014

U.S. OKs millions for Iron Dome

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break. The money will go to restocking Israel’s Iron Dome, which has been credited ...