Sunni jihadist forces, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL), launched a major offensive in northern Iraq on June 9, resulting in the capture of Iraq’s second largest city on June 10. Counter-attacks by Iraqi security forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga slowed the offensive, and Shiite Iraqis have been volunteering in large numbers to fight ISIS. The US and Iran have been discussing the situation, and might work together to support the Iraqi government.
A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes a spacecraft’s awakening, an IMF visit to Romania and two East Coast food events.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at his first news conference since taking office, monsoon season continues, a pool slide fit for a pig in Bathmen and more in today’s daily brief.
Iranian president sworn in, sahur on the road around Jakarta, the Zeppelin NT in Paris and more in today’s daily brief.
1400 Harley-Davidson motorcycles prepare to be blessed in St. Peter’s square, hard rock fans jam out at the Download music festival in England, “unwanted human urban people” go on display in Vienna and more in today’s daily brief.
Oldest man in the world dies in Japan, Rupert Murdoch files for divorce, stormy weather heads to the Mid-Atlantic and more in today’s daily brief.
World No Tobacco Day urges governments worldwide to ban all forms of tobacco marketing, revelers dance and light firecrackers during the first day of ‘La Patum’ Festival in Berga, Spain, a group of female farm workers take part in a charity sheep shearing marathon in Newton Stewart, Scotland and more in today’s daily brief.
April 10 Photo Brief: Proposed FY2014 federal budget, 6.1 magnitude quake in Iran, a salt water crocodile named Too Long
White House releases proposed FY2014 federal budget, aftermath of a 6.1 magnitude quake in Iran, a salt water crocodile named Too Long and more in today’s daily brief. | Warning: Visual content may depict death and/or injury.
Feb. 5 Photo Brief: Baltimore celebrates the Ravens, facial reconstruction of King Richard III and the world’s first bionic man
Baltimore celebrates the Ravens, facial reconstruction of King Richard III, the world’s first bionic man and more in today’s daily brief.