Oct 17, 2014
ABU DHABI [MENL] -- The Gulf Cooperation Council has been examining thefeasibility of establishing a joint naval force.
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Israel has been examining options to stopIslamist militias on the Golan Heights.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States, reluctant to send troops, has beenurged to use private military contractors to battle Islamic State of Iraqand Levant.
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States, despite intensified air strikes, hasacknowledged significant gains by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.