MOSCOW: Russian air strikes Saturday targeting Daesh group in Syria have sown “panic,” forcing some 600 “militants” to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.
DUBAI: Emiratis went to polls on Saturday to fill the elected seats on a government advisory body but despite a broadening of the franchise some citizens were still denied the vote.
BAGHDAD: Two suicide bombers, one of them driving an explosives-laden vehicle, blew themselves up in northwestern Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people, police said.
GAZA CITY: A senior Hamas official Saturday called on Palestinians to take up arms to “defend” the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after a rise in Jewish visitors to the flashpoint site.
ISTANBUL: Suspected militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) abducted two Turkish soldiers in eastern Turkey amid a flare-up of violence between Kurdish rebels and security forces, the army said
ISTANBUL: A Turkish woman was killed and her male partner badly wounded in an apparent double suicide bid on Istanbul’s best known shopping street, reports said Saturday.
TEHRAN: The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the t
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Russia’s aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar Assad is a “recipe for disaster,” though Washington could still w
ADEN: Government forces in Yemen now control the key Bab Al-Mandab Strait through which much of the world’s maritime traffic passes after retaking it from Shiite rebels, a general said Friday.
AMMAN: A Jordanian parliamentarian's son died carrying out a suicide attack claimed by Daesh in Iraq, Jordanian media said Friday.
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