SINJAR, Iraq: Backed by US-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who hav
AMMAN: Human rights groups took Jordan to task on Sunday as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty with the hangings of 11 men convicted of murder.
TUNIS: Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country’s previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a “dirty campaign” against Turkey by criticizing the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdo
CAIRO: Egypt’s intelligence chief, who took office in mid-2013 after the overthrow of President Muhammad Mursi, has been retired from the job, the presidency said on Sunday.
BEIRUT: Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.
BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities say bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol have killed 10 people around Baghdad.
BAGHDAD: Abu Murtada Al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq’s top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines
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