ISIS Launches Offensive in Northern Syria

After a series of reverses, ISIS has struck back at the cities of Kobani and Hassakeh BEIRUT — Islamic State militants in Syria stormed government-held neighborhoods in the predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Hassakeh on Thursday morning, capturing several areas of the city, officials and state media said. The attack came after the Islamic State group suffered several setbacks in […]

Continue reading »

Egypt Asks US to Stop Israel’s Gaza Offensive

Egypt asked the United States to push Israel to stop its offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence could “escalate out of control,” the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton late the night before, asking for “immediate U.S. intervention to stop the Israeli […]

Continue reading »