BEIRUT: Islamic State militants tightened their grip on the historic city of Palmyra in Syria, days after capturing a provincial capital in neighboring Iraq, suggesting the growing momentum of the gro
TEL AVIV: The Israeli government is worried the Obama administration will allow a UN conference this week to adopt a resolution that could compel Israel to acknowledge its nuclear arsenal.
CANBERRA, Australia: Quietly — almost secretly — Zehra Duman morphed from private school student to Islamic State bride and online recruiter for the movement. Her family did not see it coming.
CAIRO: The leader of Sinai Province, a militant group in Egypt with links to Islamic State, called on followers to attack judges in an audio statement posted on a prominent jihadi website.
STOCKHOLM: The uncle of a Palestinian girl beaten to death by his wife in April 2014 had his sentence extended on Wednesday from six years to 14 years, Aftonbladet newspaper reported.
GAZA: With jobs scarce and time on their hands, some tech-savvy Gazans have found a new way to make money — hacking Internet-based phone lines and routing international calls for a fee.
DOHA: Qatar insisted Thursday it was “committed” to improving conditions for its huge number of migrant laborers following an Amnesty report accusing Doha of failing to deliver on promised reforms.
Moscow: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi on Thursday urged the Russian leadership to boost its involvement in the fight against the Islamic State group, with Moscow pledging to supply weapons.
SIRTE, Libya: Standing guard at his frontline post, Libyan soldier Mohammed Abu Shager can see where Islamic State militants are holed up with their heavy weaponry less than a kilometer away.
Istanbul: Turkey’s main opposition party on Thursday unveiled a plan to build a new mega-city in the center of the country, in a bid to outflank the ambitious infrastructure projects of the ruling par
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