LHVnews: President Barack Obama addressed questions that the United States had underestimated the threat of Islamic State attacks, noting that the US and its partners had “acute awareness” of the threat, but that its difficult to strike a non-governmental group.
LHVnews: World and regional powers will discuss the Syrian peace process in Vienna on Saturday, as the world struggles to cope with the terrorist attacks in Paris. Islamic State, one of the key players in the Syrian conflict, claims responsibility for the crime.
LHVnews: The notorious Islamic State executioner Mohammed Emwazi, better known by the nickname Jihadi John, has reportedly been targeted by a US airstrike in Syria, US officials said. The Pentagon is still accessing the results of the assault.
LHVnews: Russia has been cooperating with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which shared their intelligence on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) positions targeted by Russian airstrikes, said President Vladimir Putin in an interview on Friday.
LHVnews_Iran said on Thursday that Russia has agreed to give it a major loan worth $7-8 billion. The announcement was made by Iran’s First Deputy Industrial Minister Mojtaba Khosrowtaj in an interview with RIA Novosti.
LHVnews: Syrian government forces received intelligence on terrorist positions around the besieged Kweires airbase from opposition sources, which helped them lift the two-year blockade, the Russian Defense Ministry has revealed.
LHVnews_Hundreds of migrant workers have taken to the streets in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to express their anger at their inadequate wages.
LHVnews: Syrian Air Force pilots are flying desperately outdated fighter jets on their anti-terror missions, loading them with homemade air bombs. But they are in high spirits as they feel they are winning the war against ISIS, they told.
LHVnews: Suggesting that ISIL Takfiri terrorists were behind the incident, the officials said the Egyptian airport, from which the Metrojet Airbus A321 took off Saturday, is known for “lax security,” CNN reported.
LHVnews_University of Edinburgh Lecturer in Contemporary Islam Thomas Pierret said that the United States is still operating within a proxy-war pattern in Syria whereas Russia has moved toward direct confrontation, which will inevitably elicit a response from the United States.