ISIS feeling the heat from Syrian army, militia
BEIRUT• United States-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Syria yesterday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still holds in oil-rich areas near the Iraqi border.
Fox News to 'part ways' with ex-host Eric Bolling
NEW YORK• • US cable news network Fox News has said it will "part ways" with former host Eric Bolling, who was suspended amid allegations that he had texted unsolicited lewd images to women co-workers.
US to sell $5b worth of arms to Bahrain
WASHINGTON• • The US State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than US$3.8 billion (S$5.1 billion) to Bahrain, including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, the Pentagon said on Friday.