Airstrikes on central Syrian city kill nearly 50

Activists say that Syrian government air strikes have killed nearly 50 people in a rebel-held city this week.

Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

France will join the US-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with the French president on Friday.

US strikes on jihadists in Syria crude violation of law: Russia

Russia today said that unilateral US airstrikes on jihadists in Syria would be a crude violation of international law.

US strikes on jihadists in Syria crude violation of law: Russia

Russia today said that unilateral US airstrikes on jihadists in Syria would be a crude violation of international law.

Germany, Britain say won't take part in anti-IS air strikes in Syria

The foreign ministers of Germany and Britain said on Thursday they would not be taking part in air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State militant group.

France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed.

Ten militants killed in fresh airstrikes in northwest Pakistan

At least 10 militants were killed and explosives destroyed in fresh airstrikes by Pakistan's security forces as part of a major military offensive against the Taliban in the restive North Waziristan Agency on Monday.

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.