Germany's Angela Merkel
Germany's Angela Merkel


Merkel Defends Decision To Arm Iraqi Kurds With German Weapons

(EurActiv) — Speaking to the Bundestag on Monday (1 September), German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the government’s controversial decision to supply Kurds in northern Iraq with arms to aid their fight against the extremist Islamic State (IS). EurActiv Germany reports. “Now, we have the chance to help save lives and prevent any further mass murder […]

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif


Pakistani Political Party Leaders Support Sharif

(RFE/RL) — Pakistani lawmakers have given their support to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as thousands of protesters continue to demand his resignation. Leaders of several major political parties proclaimed their support for Sharif at a special parliamentary session on September 2, insisting he should not give in to pressure to quit. Sharif has resisted calls […]

Flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
Islamic State flag


Internet Video Purports To Show Sotloff Beheading

An internet video uploaded by Islamic State Tuesday, purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. White House spokesman Josh Earnest could not confirm the beheading but told reporters “our thoughts and prayers” are with Sotloff’s family. The latest Internet post follows the video release of the gruesome beheading of U.S. freelance journalist […]

Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.
Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.


ISIS Terrorists Kill US Journalist Steven Sotloff – Reports

A new video has been posted on the internet purported to show Islamic State militants beheading American journalist Steven Sotloff. The Associated Press and the SITE Intel Group, an organization that tracks the online activity of terrorist groups, both reported on Tuesday that the Islamic State has posted a video of the execution barely two […]

Barack Obama
Barack Obama. File photo.


Text Of Letter From President Obama: War Powers Resolution Regarding Iraq

TEXT OF A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE September 1, 2014 Dear Mr. Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:) As I reported on August 8 and 17, 2014, U.S. Armed Forces have conducted targeted airstrikes in Iraq for the limited purposes of […]

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