Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Ceasefire Begins, With Rockets Still Raining Down on Israel Israeli government accepts Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal, starting from 7 p.m. Israel-time; rockets still falling.

Ministers, MKs Critical Over Ceasefire with Hamas Bennett and Livni both oppose giving Hamas achievements at end of Gaza operation; Livni again calls for two state solution.

Hamas: Our War is For Liberating Jerusalem, Not Lifting Blockade Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri rouses crowd over statements to 'end Judaization of Israel,' says 'Netanyahu must understand this.'

White House at 'tipping point' on Islamic State Increased war-like rhetoric from officials may indicate the US is ready to strike terror group, even in Syria.

Fractures in Arab Gulf alliance a greater threat to oil security than Islamic State Break up of the Gulf Co-operation Council could threaten world's largest oil fields as Saudi Arabia and Qatar lock horns over alleged support for Islamists

Gazans Celebrate Hamas 'Victory' With Gunfire Gaza explodes in raucous celebration and mosques broadcast 'Allahu akbar' as long-term ceasefire comes into 

Islamic State Planning to Use Drones to Attack Israel A member of the Islamic State tweets that the organization will soon use unmanned drones to attack Israel.

Marketing Campaign Shows IS's 'Headless West' Posters decapitate Statue of Liberty, Mona Lisa, and other symbols to show what could happen if Islamists win.

Obama Authorizes Islamic State Recon Flights in Syria US makes apparent prelude move to airstrikes, but has no intention of getting Assad's permission to operate in Syria.

Tehran seeks to overcome Western influence by supplying weapons to Kurds Iranians have been present in Kurdistan and pushing for their interests for a long time, says expert.