Turkish Parliament authorises military action in Syria, Iraq

Turkey`s parliament on Thursday gave the government the green light to deploy Turkish armed forces to combat Islamist jihadists in Syria and Iraq.

Islamic State threat requires military action: NATO chief

Western nations must take military action against Islamic State militants because they pose a global threat, not just because of the murder of Western hostages, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

Cameron not ruling out Syria action: Official

British Prime Minister David Cameron is not ruling out military action against Islamic State militants in Syria, a spokesman said on Thursday, after Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said Britain would not join any US air strikes in Syria.

Military action ''possible'' against IS : French president

 French President Francois Hollande Wednesday said his country has been considering a military operation "if necessary" to quell the Islamic State (IS) militants and recalled the need to seek a diplomatic alternative to secure the stability in the region.

Turkey`s top court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkey`s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedoms, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back.

Russia`s Lavrov warns of "fratricidal war" in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the West of pushing Ukraine into a "fratricidal war" and repeated Moscow`s calls for an end to the interim Ukrainian government`s military action against pro-Russian separatists.

Boko Haram abductions: No military action planned for Nigeria, says US

The US has no plans yet to launch a military action in Nigeria, where Islamist extremist group Boko Haram recently abducted nearly 300 girls, and is only contemplating military assistance to help find them.

Russia assures US of no military action in eastern Ukraine

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu has promised his US counterpart Chuck Hagel that Moscow will not take any military action in eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon has said.

Imran Khan opposes military action in NW Pakistan

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday warned against any military operation in Pakistan?s North Waziristan region, saying it would exacerbate the problem of terrorism and militancy.

US set for military action if diplomacy fails on Syria: Obama

President Barack Obama said on Saturday he was willing to give a chance to diplomacy to help resolve the Syrian crisis, but warned the military option was still on the table.

No military action till UN`s Syria probe ends: Britain

Britain has suggested it may not take military action against Syria until the UN completes its investigations into the alleged use of chemical weapons.

Barack Obama skeptical on major military action in Syria

Obama implied he was wary of supplying more advanced weapons to the rebels and rejected arguments from some lawmakers and commentators that such a move would turn the tide of the war.

‘NATO members planning military action in Syria’

A US official said there was no evidence that either Assad forces or the opposition had used chemical weapons in an attack in northern Syria.

War with Iran cannot be ruled out: Britain

British Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted that military action in Iran cannot be ruled out.

Military action against Iran premature: Dempsey

The US and its allies are pressuring Iran to engage in talks over its nuclear program.

Russia warns West against military action in Syria

Syria`s powerful ally Russia said it would block any attempt by the West to secure UN support against the regime.

Military action in Karachi as violence continues

The army had earlier voiced concern over the ethnic and political violence in Karachi after 300 people were killed in July.

Military action won`t solve Libyan crisis: China

Britain, China sealed trade deals worth GBP 1.4 billion during the talks between senior ministers.

India `regrets` military action against Libya

The External Affairs Ministry said nothing should be done that aggravates the already worsening situation for the people of Libya.

Military action if Iran sanctions fail: Israeli PM

Israel says a nuclear-armed Iran would pose the risk of proliferation.