Former Syrian parliamentarian Moustafa Mohamad has begun a hunger strike in Washington in a bid to pressure the United States to better support Kurdish fighters in the besieged north Syrian town of Kobani.
Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and Syria are tougher than both Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah and will not be defeated without a major ground offensive, political analyst Christopher Harmer, from the Institute for the Study of War, told RIA Novosti.
The multi-billion dollar efforts to rebuild Gaza after the 2014 summer war represent a boon to Israeli suppliers of cement and construction material, American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) organization director for the West Bank and Gaza Paul Butler said.
The United States can’t confirm the reports about the use of cluster bombs in Donetsk by the Ukrainian army, and calls on all parties to protect civilians, according to the spokesperson for the US Department of State.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the possible use of cluster bombs in the Ukrainian internal conflict and stressed the importance of refraining from using prohibited weapons, Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Tuesday.
There exists a clear and detailed evidence, indicating that Ukrainian government forces used cluster munitions during a recent attack in Donetsk, a senior researcher from Human Rights Watch (HRW) told RIA Novosti Tuesday.
A US hostage, held in North Korea was released on Tuesday and is currently being transported back to the United States by the Department of Defense, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed on Tuesday.
The US Department of State has added the terrorist, involved in the Karachi Naval base attack, Khan Said, and former doctor to Osama bin Laden Ramzi Mawafi to the Specially Designated Global Terrorist list on Tuesday.
Two more sightings of an alleged foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago have been made in recent days, bringing the total number of sightings to five, Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad of the Swedish Armed Forces said Tuesday.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven stated that fighter aircraft and submarines are the primary areas of defense the country needs to strengthen, adding that Sweden still needs see to what capacity this is needed.
The UK lauched its anti-Ebola campaign after the request made by the World Health Organization and Sierra Leone to assist in containing the outbreak earlier in September, with the overall number of UK's medical staff deployed in Sierra Leone to reach 750 people.