World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. President Barack said on Monday he was confident ISIL would be driven out of Iraq and defeated but there would be setbacks along the way.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the G7 summit in Germany, Obama said the militants' success in Ramadi would be a short-term tactical one.
Abadi urged the international community to help prevent the group, also known as ISIL, from gleaning profits from oil smuggling.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday more progress was needed to stem the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and Iraq, and that all countries in the international coalition were ready to do more to train Iraqi security forces if that would help.
"We want to get more Iraqi security forces trained, fresh, well-equipped and focused and (Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-) Abadi wants the same thing so we're reviewing a range of plans for how we might do that," Obama said after meeting Abadi on the sidelines of a Group of Seven industrial nations' summit.
He told a news conference that Washington did not yet have a "complete strategy" for helping Baghdad regain control of territory captured by ISIL since that required Iraq to make commitments on how to carry out recruitment and training.
Some 6,500 Palestinians are currently being held in Israeli prisons
'Texas honors all the men and women who protect and serve our communities, and justice will be served,' Texas governor says
Police said the suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, was not known to them before Monday's carnage in Canada's most populous city, which also left 15 people injured.
At least 41 Palestinians were martyred by Israeli gunfire on Gaza border since March 30
Talks are expected to tackle the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawal from war-torn Syria
Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech.
John Bolton led Gatestone Institute from 2013 until he took his White House position earlier this month
Attack ‘not part of a wider plot and there is no threat to national security’, says public safety minister
That vote, scheduled to take place at about 5:00 pm (2100 GMT), would not end the nomination, but would put a negative recommendation in the hands of the closely-divided full Senate -- where his approval is not guaranteed.
The company said in a message to customers that the attack was detected on January 14, at a time when the app had 14 million users in the Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan and Turkey, according to the economic news website Arabian Business.
We hope everyone remains fully committed to implementation and long-term preservation, says UN under-secretary-general
Obama, who met with Mandela in 2005 and who made an emotional address at his funeral, will speak at the lecture marking 100 years since the anti-apartheid icon was born.
A total of 41 Gazans have been martyred by Israeli gunfire since March 30
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL positions in Syria
On Thursday, Iraqi F-16 fighter jets struck ISIL locations in neighboring Syria