Israel strikes kill 9 in Gaza as Egypt readies talks

Israel kept up the pressure on Hamas in Gaza Saturday, with scores of air strikes killing nine Palestinians, mostly women and children, as Egypt urged a truce and new talks.

Airstrikes in Libya`s capital kill 15: Militia

Two airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya`s capital on Saturday killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 others, a senior Islamist militia leader and a militia spokesman said.

US considering taking fight against Islamic State into Syria

Edgartown: The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militants into Syria after days of airstrikes against the group in Iraq and the beheading of an American journalist, the White House signaled on Friday.

Obama informs Congress of airstrikes to retake Mosul dam

US President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Sunday that he had authorized "limited" airstrikes in Iraq to help security forces, which retook the country`s largest dam earlier from militants.

Air raids kill 31 jihadists in Syria`s Raqa: NGO

At least 31 Islamic State militants were killed in Syrian air force raids today in the northern province of Raqa, a stronghold of the jihadist fighters, a monitoring group said.

US military conducts airstrikes near Mosul Dam, Irbil

The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq`s largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists.

Israeli airstrikes kill three in Gaza

Fresh Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Sunday killed three Palestinians and wounded 20 others, according to medics and eyewitnesses.

Bloodbath in Gaza continues, peace process in tatters

Bloodbath in Gaza continued unabated on Sunday with Israeli jets pounding the coastal strip, as talks to end the conflict that has killed over 2,000 people virtually collapsed after Palestinians threatened to quit.

Israeli jets pound targets in Gaza as hostilities escalate

Israeli jets today pounded Gaza with 40 air strikes that killed five Palestinians, as Hamas fired several rockets into Israel, vowing to continue its resistance in the month-long conflict that has claimed about 2,000 lives.

Iraq army chief expects `huge changes` after US strikes

Iraq`s army chief of staff said he expects federal troops and Kurdish peshmerga forces to reclaim large swathes of land after the US began air strikes today against jihadist positions.

US allies pledge support for Iraq, but no military action

Barack Obama ordered his warplanes back to Iraq to prevent a potential genocide, Western allies appeared more reticent, limiting their contribution to promises of humanitarian aid and expressions of diplomatic outrage.

Syrian air strike kills 20 rebels on Lebanese border: Sources

A Syrian Air Force strike on the border with Lebanon killed around 20 Syrian rebel fighters on Friday, security sources said, in the latest spillover of violence into the area.

Israel shell fire brings Gaza deaths above 800: Medics

Israeli shell fire on a house in Gaza killed one person Friday, bringing the total death toll to more than 800 Palestinians after one of the bloodiest days of the conflict.

Gaza toll hits 100 as heavy bombing continues

Israeli warplanes and naval artillery heavily bombed the Gaza Strip Friday, as the Palestinian death toll rose to 100 since Israel earlier this week launched Operation Preventive Edge to stop rocket attacks from the Strip.

20 jihadis killed in Syria airstrikes

As many as 20 fighters from the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria, were killed Wednesday morning in Syrian airstrikes on the northern city of al-Raqqa, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Pakistan airstrikes kill 13 militants in tribal area: Military

Pakistani jets bombed insurgent hideouts in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan and killed at least 13 militants on Tuesday, the military said.

Fresh Pak airstrikes kill scores of militants

Pakistani air force jets today pounded the restive North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, killing scores of militants, mostly Uzbeks, as part of the massive military offensive against the Taliban.

Iraqi airstrikes target Sunni militants

A spokesman for Iraqi counter terrorism forces says government airstrikes have targeted a group of Sunni militants trying to overrun the country`s largest oil refinery, and claims as many as 30 insurgents were killed.

Syria may have launched airstrikes in Iraq: US

A US official says there are indications Syria launched airstrikes into western Iraq to slow the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency fighting both the Syrian and Iraqi governments.

Pakistani forces kill 47 militants in airstrikes

Pakistani fighter jets Tuesday bombed hideouts of militants in two tribal regions killing 47 terrorists, the military said.