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Obama says ‘no strategy yet’ as IS executes Syrian troops

DAMASCUS, Aug 29: US President Barack Obama admitted on Thursday (Aug 28) that he still did not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops – the latest in a string of atrocities that have shocked the world. Dampening hopes of imminent air strikes in Syria, ...Full Article

Obama accuses Russia, says no US military action in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Aug 29: US President Barack Obama said Thursday (Aug 28) it was “plain for the world to see” that Russian forces were fighting in Ukraine, but ruled out ...Full Article

Ukraine to reinstate army conscription in coming months

KIEV, Aug 29: Ukraine announced on Thursday (Aug 28) that it will return to mandatory conscription in the coming months as its troops battle pro-Russian insurgents in the east. ...Full Article

Egypt reportedly probes Morsi for ‘giving security papers to Qatar’

CAIRO, Aug 28: Egypt has opened an investigation into deposed president Mohamed Morsi for allegedly handing over to Qatar “documents relevant to national security,” state news agency MENA reported ...Full Article

Kiev says Russian troops have “set up HQ” in east

KIEV, Aug 28: Ukraine said on Wednesday (Aug 27) that a battalion of Russian soldiers had set up a base in the southeast of the country, as AFP correspondents ...Full Article

Released US hostage returns home, gives thanks

BOSTON, Aug 28: A US journalist taken hostage by Al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those who supported him during his two years in captivity on Wednesday (Aug 27), ...Full Article

Aid convoys head into Gaza as ceasefire holds

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, Aug 28: Life in Gaza resumed some semblance of normality on Wednesday (Aug 27) as a long-term truce took hold following a deal hailed by ...Full Article

Liberia fires absentee ministers as fight against Ebola continues

MONROVIA, Aug 27: Liberia’s leader has sacked ministers and senior government officials who defied an order to return to the west African nation to lead the fight against the ...Full Article

Russia, Ukraine talks end without major breakthrough

MINSK, Aug 27: Talks between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine apparently failed to make a major breakthrough towards ending brutal fighting in east Ukraine Wednesday (Aug 27) as ...Full Article

Hollande’s ally named economy minister in reshuffle

PARIS, Aug 27: Francois Hollande on Tuesday (Aug 26) installed a former banker and ally as economy minister in an emergency reshuffle seen as the “last chance” to haul ...Full Article