Steven Sotloff’s family believed, following unidentified “sources on the ground”, that Islamic State paid 50,000 to rebels who gave the militant group information about the 31-year-old journalist.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eight West African nations agreed Tuesday to $19 billion worth of infrastructure deals, with the lion's share going toward a massive road and railway project by a company in the United Arab Emirates.
Iraq's new cabinet lineup is not a major change and much more is needed to address grievances that contributed to the rise of brutal jihadists who seized swathes of the country, experts say. Having the support of Iraq's various religious and ethnic communities, especially members of its alienated Sunni Arab minority, is essential to the government's fight to regain ground lost to a sweeping offensive led by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. The proportion of posts given to members of the Shiite majority and the Sunni Arab and Kurdish minorities is largely the same as the previous government, and almost a third of the new ministers and deputy premiers held such posts before. "In terms of the sectarian division of the government, it's actually, if you're going to take it strictly by numbers, less inclusive," said Fanar Haddad, a research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore.
By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday it would still address concerns about its nuclear program, even though it missed a deadline last month for providing information about its suspected atomic bomb research. Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency suggested his country had not fully implemented five nuclear transparency measures by Aug. 25, as agreed with the IAEA, in part because of the "complexity" of the issues involved. Iranian and IAEA officials would meet soon again, perhaps by the end of September, Ambassador Reza Najafi told reporters. Western diplomats have often accused Iran of stonewalling the IAEA, but Najafi said: "There is no deadlock.
Deputy Palestinian PM says international bodies want Abbas to take central role in rebuilding Gaza.
Detainee was a Fatah member charged with assault.
In wake of IDF operation, majority of Germans say both Israel, Hamas to blame for conflict; 18 percent believe Israel intentionally targeted civilians.