- U.S.-Turkey dispute on Syria to persist after Erdogan setback
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s loss of his parliamentary majority is unlikely to end disagreements between Washington and Ankara, particularly over the conflict in Turkey’s southern neighbor Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday.
- U.S. reports 21 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and its allies conducted 21 air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria during a 24-hour period ending on Monday, a U.S. military statement said.
- Israel isn’t on UN list of parties that kill or injure kids
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s latest list of parties that kill or injure children in armed conflict does not include Israel — as some U.N. officials had recommended — but the U.N. chief strongly criticized Israel for the “unprecedented and unacceptable” scale of its violence against young people.
- Obama: Stepped up strategy against IS ‘not yet’ ready
ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Pentagon is still working on a plan to accelerate the fight against Islamic State fighters in Iraq.
- G7 summit: 125 extra UK military trainers to be sent to Iraq
The UK is to send an extra 125 military trainers to Iraq to help in the battle against Islamic State, the PM has said.
- Iraq’s security for Shiites causes controversy
BAGHDAD — Over the last 10 years, traveling merchant Hussein Alwan and his seven-member family never missed celebrating any Shiite religious occasion.
- With Scud launch, Yemen’s Saleh shows his hand ahead of talks
By launching a scud missile at Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has sent a signal that he needs to be a factor at upcoming peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending two months of war.
- Islamic state seizes power plant near Libyan city of Sirte
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Islamic State militants have seized a power plant west of the Libyan city of Sirte which supplies central and western parts of the country with electricity, the group and a military source said on Tuesday.
- State Dep’t spokesman: Saving Iraq could take 3-5 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration official says it could take at least three to five years for Iraq to overcome the Islamic State onslaught.
- Saudi summons Iran ambassador over mass poisoning
Riyadh (AFP) – Saudi Arabia has summoned Iran’s ambassador over a mass poisoning which killed four children and left 28 other Saudi pilgrims sick, official media said on Tuesday.