The top US intelligence agency has sharply raised its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria to between 20,000 and 31,500, from its estimate in June of about 10,000.
A CIA spokesman said the new assessm
Shop assistants showcase elegant Italian menswear, next door a fast food restaurant buzzes with customers, and nearby a German sportswear shop hawks the latest high-end running shoes.
The scene could be downtown New York or Milan
Veteran fighters of last year's civil war in Libya have come to the front-line in Syria, helping to train and organise rebels under conditions far more dire than those in the battle against Muammar Gaddafi, a Libyan-Irish f
Libya's ramshackle government lost control of a former stronghold of Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday after local people staged an armed uprising, posing the gravest challenge yet to the country's new rulers.
A bullet-scarred barracks, scorched
Libyan forces guarding Muammar Gaddafi's body in a cold storage room on Saturday let in members of the public to view the deposed leader for a second day, but the wounds that may hold the clue to how he died were covered up.
One of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Mo'tassim, has been killed by fighters from Libya's NTC while another, Saif Al-Islam, is trying to flee the fallen city of Sirte but is being surrounded, a senior NTC military official said.
"Mo'tassim was ki
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki said on Saturday his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the US, doubling the number of aircraft it had initially planned to buy.
Earlier this year, Iraq had delayed the purchase of F-16 jets, mad
Pakistani forces attacked Taliban fighters in the Swat valley with artillery and helicopters today (May 6) after the US called on the government to show its commitment to fighting militancy.
Expanding Taliban influence in nuclear-armed Pak
Iraq wants to buy an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighter aircraft this year to help guard against perceived threats from Iran and Syria after US forces leave.
Lt Gen Anwar Ahmed, the head of the Iraqi Air Force, said he h