AMMAN: Jordan has vowed to do all it could to save an airman held by the Islamic State group after the extremists killed a Japanese journalist they had been holding.
WASHINGTON: The CIA and Israel’s spy agency Mossad were behind an elaborate plot to kill Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyeh in a 2008 car bomb attack in Syria, the Washington Post reported Friday.
DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, growing frustrated with hard-line resistance to a nuclear deal with the West, accused opponents on Saturday of effectively “cheering on” the other side in Tehr
KIRKUK: Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad kill
MANAMA: The Bahraini government has revoked the nationality of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state news agency BNA reported on Saturday.
El-ARISH, Sinai Peninsula: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces i
Cairo: An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, declaring it a “terrorist” group.
BAGHDAD: A series of bombings in and around the Iraqi capital killed nine people Saturday and a senior Kurdish commander died in clashes with Islamic State militants in northern Iraq.
ISTANBUL: Turkey is ready to “pay the price” if found guilty of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
TRIPOLI: The rivals of Libya’s elected Parliament agreed to join UN-mediated peace talks with the internationally recognised government if they are held on home soil.
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