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26th January 2015 - The Hill

Dem Senators Try to Head Off Iran Sanctions

A pair of Democratic senators on Monday introduced a resolution in support of allowing nuclear negotiations with Iran to conclude before the passage of further sanctions.

26th January 2015 - Reuters

Obama, New Saudi King to Discuss Yemen, Islamic State: White House

U.S. President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns about the turmoil in Yemen and the fight against Islamic State militants during their first formal meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday, the White House said.

26th January 2015 - Reuters

Air Strike in Yemen Suggests U.S. Drone War Survives Leader’s Downfall

A suspected U.S. drone strike on a car in eastern Yemen killed three men believed to be al Qaeda militants on Monday, officials said, suggesting Washington's remotely-piloted air war has survived the overthrow of the country's U.S.-backed leader.

26th January 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

Kurdish Fighters Drive Islamic State Forces From Kobani, Monitors Say

The monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday that Kurdish fighters had driven Islamic State forces from the Syrian border city of Kobani.

26th January 2015 - The New York Times

Cease-Fire in Shreds, Ukraine Sees Heaviest Fighting in Months

The shattered remains of a tank bearing a tattered Ukrainian flag sat beside the main highway to Mariupol on Monday afternoon, a remnant of what pro-Russian rebel forces said was a failed attempt by Ukrainian forces to push into rebel-held territory.