September 2015

Middle East New Realignment

By Manish Rai Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to set up a joint team of both the countries as Moscow ramps up its military support for Syrian President Bashar…



Taliban Offensive in Afghanistan Tests U.S.

By Gordon Lubold, Margherita Stancati and Habib Khan Totakhil WASHINGTON—Afghan troops backed by U.S. forces struggled to recapture a provincial capital following an alarming Taliban attack that renewed questions about the Obama administration’s plan to…






Taliban overrun Afghan city of Kunduz

Kabul, The Taliban have overrun the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, taking control of most areas and freeing hundreds of prisoners from its jail. Hundreds of militants stormed the city before dawn, quickly seizing key…



France airstrikes hit ISIL targets in Syria

Paris, France says it has launched its first air strikes against ISIL militants in Syria, expanding its bombing campaign from neighbouring Iraq against the group. France had up until now abstained from intervening militarily in…