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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.