World Bulletin / News Desk
A ministerial meeting for a U.S.-led coalition against the ISIL terrorist group kicked off Tuesday in Kuwait.
Addressing the opening session of the meeting, Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah said ISIL’s collapse reflects commitment of the coalition member-states to fight terrorism.
“The international community still faces a direct threat by armed groups, which requires opening up new prospects in the international coalition,” he told participants in the one-day meeting.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, for his part, cited that the international coalition has dismantled ISIL from nearly 98 percent of Syrian and Iraqi territories it had seized.
He said ISIL still poses a threat to the region despite being expelled from Iraq, calling for rallying efforts to prevent the return of the terrorist group to Iraq and Syria.
Tillerson also vowed to allocate $200 million to support coalition’s efforts against ISIL in Syria.
Tuesday’s meeting comes as defense ministers of the coalition member states will meet in Rome to discuss joint cooperation regarding ISIL foreign fighters.
The anti-ISIL coalition was formed on Sep. 11, 2014 by 74 countries with a view to fighting against the terrorist organization.
For 9th Friday in row, Palestinians demonstrate near Gaza-Israel security fence despite risk of violent Israeli response
Baghdad says strikes are pre-approved by regime in Damascus
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday claiming Anchorage Correctional Complex had violated constitutional prohibitions against "cruel and unusual punishment."
Turkmen, Arabs in oil-rich Kirkuk say results of May 12 parliamentary poll were manipulated, demand recount
Use of electronic voting machines in Iraq’s May 12 polls has led to allegations of electoral fraud
Mahmoud Abbas last year reduced salaries of 60,000 Gaza-based Palestinian Authority employees
'This missed opportunity is a truly sad moment in history,' Trump writes in letter
'Nikki Haley, the blood is on your hands!', one student shouted during her speech at a Texas university
Israel's West Bank settlements are illegal under international law and are bitterly opposed by Palestinians.
In a joint statement, the G7 leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States, along with the European Union, said they "are united in rejecting the electoral process" that led to the May 20 ballot.
An Iraqi refugee baby died as Belgian police was chasing a vehicle carrying illegal migrants
'If it doesn’t happen, maybe it will happen later,' American president says
Haidar al-Abadi says agreement reached with winning coalition bloc
Controversial picture of Haram al-Sharif circulates on social media