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Houthi rebels push into Yemeni capital Residents and officials say Shia fighters are advancing along Thalatheen Street, a major route into the city.
Al Jazeera | Sep 18, 2014 1:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 12:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Palestinian discord slows Gaza rebuilding Divisions in unity government hampering reconstruction process meant to be monitored by Palestinian Authority.
Al Jazeera | Sep 18, 2014 11:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Libyan parliament rejects new cabinet Abdullah al-Thinni, head of Tobruk-based government, had presented cabinet line-up with names of 16 ministers.
Al Jazeera | Sep 18, 2014 11:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
ISIS Militants Found To Have American-Made Weapons Audie Cornish talks to Shawn Harris of Conflict Arms Research about how the Islamic State militants acquire weapons. Harris embedded with Kurdish troops in order to trace weapons from the battlefield.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kerry Briefs Skeptic Senators On Coalition Plans Against ISIS President Obama says more than 40 countries are joining together to fight the Islamic State militants. Secretary of State John Kerry has returned from a trip to try to put together a coalition.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iranian Official Shares Little About Detained U.S. Reporter On July 22, Tehran-based Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was detained by Iranian authorities. Steve Inskeep talks to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the case.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 09:06 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Islamic State Planned Killing In Australia, PM Says After Raids Fifteen people were arrested across Sydney in the counterterrorism operation, which one official said was the largest in the country's history.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 02:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Obama Promises Again Not to Send Ground Troops to Fight Militants The White House sought to dispel growing confusion over exactly what role American soldiers are going to play on the battlefield in the unfolding operation.
New York Times | Sep 18, 2014 01:41 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend