WASHINGTON: The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them.
BEIRUT: An Al-Qaeda-linked militant group holding Lebanese soldiers and police released a video of the captive men on Sunday, as officials continue mediation to release the men.
ROME: Italy on Tuesday admitted paying ransoms to obtain the freedom of some hostages, saying it approached negotiations on a case-by-case basis.
JERUSALEM: Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank numbered 382,031 at the end of June, up from 374,469 six months earlier, the leading settler organization said on Tuesday.
DUBAI, Qatar: Powerful Al-Qaeda branches in Yemen and North Africa called Tuesday for jihadists in Iraq and Syria to unite against the common threat from a US-led coalition.
ISTANBUL: Turkey would welcome exiled leaders of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood who have come under pressure to leave Qatar, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.
TEHRAN: Iran said Monday it rejected a US request for its cooperation against the Islamic State as part of an international coalition whose true aim Tehran sees as regime change in Syria.
Regional security and stability will top the agenda of a two-day conference on regional challenges, which begins here Tuesday.
TUNIS: The prosecution service said Monday it has opened an inquiry after a frontrunner in Tunisia’s presidential poll in November, 87-year-old Beji Caid Essebsi, said members of his own party want hi
CAIRO: A court in Egypt on Monday jailed Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie to life in prison for inciting clashes that killed six people, in his third such sentence.
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