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September 24, 2014 8:03 PM Cameron Recalls Parliament to Vote on Islamic State Attacks

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said he was recalling Parliament on Sept. 26 to vote on joining airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The decision follows a request for help from the Iraqi government, and the House of Commons will “debate on a substantive motion,” Cameron’s office said in an e-mailed statement today. Cameron, who is in New York attending 38

September 24, 2014 7:32 PM Arab countries pledge support to US against IS

New York, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have promised to stand alongside the US "until the end" in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group, a day after launching coordinated attacks on the group in Syria. US President Barak Obama received the support in a meeting on Tuesday 47

September 24, 2014 6:16 PM Obama’s latest ISIS address: How what he didn’t say was so telling

Judging by what he said about the new war Tuesday morning, the president doesn't think Americans are listening For the most part, President Obama’s remarks Tuesday morning on the bombing campaign against ISIS (a.k.a. ISIL), which began in earnest Monday night, were exactly what you’d expect. The president spoke of the U.S.’s decision to “take action 19

September 24, 2014 5:58 PM Jordan bombed IS in Syria on Wednesday: US officials

WASHINGTON: Jordanian warplanes carried out a bombing raid against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday as part of a second day of US-led air strikes against the jihadists, two US defense officials told AFP. "Jordan conducted an air strike overnight," said one of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The raid was in addition to a US bombing 41

September 24, 2014 5:43 PM What America's Arab Partners Are Bringing to ISIS Fight

The Obama administration trumpets a resolute coalition that includes Arab nations, but the majority of the attacks targeting ISIS militants are coming from American warplanes and destroyers. Just what are the U.S. allies in the region bringing to the fight that President Barack Obama said “isn’t America’s fight alone?” The five nations — Saudi Arabia 45

September 24, 2014 2:48 PM Obama Calls for Dismantling ISIS 'Network of Death'

Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region. Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly 43

September 24, 2014 12:59 PM Britain moves toward airstrikes against Islamic State

LONDON — After weeks of largely staying on the sidelines amid a U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State fighters, Britain on Wednesday appeared to be moving toward a more direct military intervention. Amid multiple reports in the British press that parliament would be recalled on Friday to debate the authorization of airstrikes, a Downing Street 39

September 24, 2014 12:41 PM More airstrikes against ISIS as Obama readies to defend Syria action at U.N.

(CNN) -- The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria earlier this week were just the beginning. There will be more, President Barack Obama vowed. His words were borne out overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, when airstrikes were carried out against five more targets: four in Iraq and one in Syria, the U.S. Central Command said. In Syria, there was one strike by a U.S. aircraft 40

September 24, 2014 11:53 AM Obama to defend airstrikes at U.N. as Syrians speak out about ISIS hits

(CNN) -- The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria earlier this week were just the beginning. There will be more to come, President Barack Obama vowed. His words were borne out overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, when airstrikes were carried out against five more targets, four in Iraq and one in Syria, a U.S. official told CNN. In Syria, there was one strike by a U.S. aircraft 15

September 24, 2014 11:21 AM Emerging Stocks Rise as Valuations Reach June Low; Ruble Gains

Emerging-market stocks advanced for the fourth time this month as the lowest valuations since June lured investors. Russia’s ruble headed for the biggest gain in three weeks. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index added 0.2 percent to 1,035.31 as its 14-day relative strength gauge traded below 30 for a third day, a level that signals to some analysts a security 12