Sep 7, 2014

Iran arrests suspected nuclear plant saboteur

Iranian authorities have arrested a Ukrainian national suspected of sabotage at the country’s sole nuclear power plant, an Iranian newspaper reported Sunday. The report in the Hamshahri daily said the “Ukrainian expert” was affiliated with a Russian contractor that works in Iran’s Bushehr nuclear ...

Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

Sep 6, 2014

Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

The Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt’s most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation. Confirmation that the Islamic Sate, currently the most successful of the region’s jihadi groups, is extending ...

NATO allies agree to action against the Islamic State

Sep 6, 2014

NATO allies agree to action against the Islamic State

The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with military might. With the militants spreading ...

Sep 5, 2014

World powers, Iran to meet in N.Y. in September

Six world powers and Iran will hold new talks in New York on Sept. 18, EU and U.S. officials said Thursday, as efforts intensify toward clinching a nuclear deal by a November deadline. The talks will involve the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France ...

Sep 4, 2014

U.N.'s Iran nuclear probe stalls again

A new and seemingly promising U.N probe of allegations that Iran worked on atomic arms has stalled, diplomats say, leaving investigators not much further than where they started a decade ago and dampening U.S. hopes of reaching an overarching deal with Tehran by a ...

Pentagon says Iraq operations have cost U.S. $560 million so far

Aug 30, 2014

Pentagon says Iraq operations have cost U.S. $560 million so far

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a ...