US, world powers ready to arm Libya in fight against Islamic State

US, world powers ready to arm Libya in fight against Islamic State

Middle East : Major powers, including the United States, have agreed to arm war-torn Libya’s fledgling unity Government to fight the Islamic State threat. US Secretary of State John Kerry said a 25-member group had agreed to exempt the Government of National Accord (GNA) from the UN arms embargo imposed to halt the Libyan conflict. Along with Italy’s Foreign Minister

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Turkish army kills 55 Islamic State members in Syria: Reports

Turkish army kills 55 Islamic State members in Syria: Reports

Istanbul : Turkish forces launched a salvo of artillery strikes on northern Syria that killed 55 members of the Islamic State militant group, Turkish news agencies reported on Sunday. Artillery units stationed near the border struck IS group targets near Aleppo on Saturday evening, destroying three missile launchers and three vehicles according to the state-run Anatolia news agency and the

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Islamic State plotting to use drones for nuclear attack on West

Isil plotting to use drones for nuclear attack on West

Washington : Islamic state (Isil) terrorists are planning to use drones to spray nuclear material over Western cities in a horrific “dirty bomb” attack, David Cameron has warned. World leaders are concerned that jihadists want to buy basic drones that are widely available online to transport radioactive material into the heart of major cities in a strike that could kill

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Islamic State ‘Minister of war’ commander Omar Shishani targeted in US strike in Syria

Abu Omar al-Shishani was the target of a strike on Friday

Middle East : The US military says it targeted a top commander of so-called Islamic State in an air strike in Syria last week. An initial assessment suggested Tarkhan Batirashvili, a Georgian known as Omar Shishani, was likely killed along with 12 other militants, officials said. The strike took place on Friday near the north-eastern town of Shaddadi, where Shishani

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War with ISIS ‘difficult’ but US will destroy them: Barack Obama

War with ISIS 'difficult' but US will destroy them: Barack Obama

Washington : Conceding that the fight against Islamic State remains “difficult”, President Barack Obama today said the US will “destroy” the barbaric terror group and asserted that ending the Syrian conflict would be the key in this endeavour. “This fight against ISIL will remain difficult. But we’ll continue to draw on all elements of our national power, including the strength

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