Category: ABDULLAH GÜL
'The state of world affairs over the past decade has been characterized by complexities that defy easy analysis and prognostication,' former Turkish President Gül writes
US Vice President Biden reassured Iraq's government of US support in the fight against ISIL, telephoning Iraqi PM Al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment.
Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi May 26 and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city
Iraq and Iran pushed back May 25 against US Defense Secretary Ash Carter's criticisms over the fall of Ramadi to ISIL, with an Iranian general going as far as saying America had "no will" to fight the extremists.
The United States has done "nothing" to help Iraq's army battle jihadists in Ramadi, according to a senior Iranian general involved in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group’s takeover of the Iraqi city of Ramadi shows that Iraqi forces do not have the “will to fight,” the U.S. defense secretary says, which is the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official about Iraqi fighters
ISIL militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, Ramadi, a tribal leader said May 22.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosives vest during May 22 weekly prayers at a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, killing and wounding several people, officials said.
ISIL fighters overran most of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on May 20, in a blow to efforts to repel the advancing jihadists after the fall of Iraq's Ramadi.
US President Barack Obama is poised to quicken the pace of weapons supplies and training to Iraqi tribes, while eyeing a rapid offensive to recapture Ramadi from ISIL
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The fall of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), indicates that the jihadi group is far from being a spent force yet
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group has made several high-profile advances in recent days, despite a US-led air campaign against the movement in Syria and Iraq
A spokesman for the governor of Iraq's Anbar province said May 17 that about 500 people - both civilians and Iraqi soldiers - are estimated to have been killed over the past few days as the city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Shiite militias converged on Ramadi May 18 in a bid to recapture it from jihadists who dealt the Iraqi government a stinging blow by overrunning the city in a deadly three-day blitz.
A UN envoy called for an extension of a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen due to expire on May 17 as the Huthi Shiite rebels boycotted political talks in Riyadh
The United States and its Gulf allies on May 14 agreed to deepen their military partnership and jointly counter external threats, in the face of Iran's growing role in the region
Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired warning shots May 14 at a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Gulf that had collided recently with an Iranian oil rig, US officials said May 14.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) issued an audio recording on May 14 that it said was by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, calling on supporters around the world to join the fight in Syria and Iraq or to take up arms wherever they live
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters seized the government compound in the city of Ramadi on May 15 and edged closer to what would be their biggest victory in Iraq this year, officials said
With cargo ships poised to launch a desperately needed aid operation in embattled Yemen, a five-day humanitarian ceasefire began May 12 night, just hours after Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck against Shiite rebels and their allies.
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