NAHYAT AL-AYADHIYA, Iraq: Kurdish forces pressed their biggest offensive against the Islamic State group so far on Friday, buoyed by US reports that IS supremo, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s top aide in Iraq
BEIRUT: A French-speaking militant threatened Friday to execute Lebanese soldiers held hostage by the Islamic State group, saying three prominent anti-IS Lebanese politicians would be responsible for
BENGHAZI, Libya: At least 25 people have been killed and 103 wounded in the past eight days of fighting between pro-government forces and militant groups in Libya’s second city Benghazi, medics said o
KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti court has jailed three Arab supporters of the Islamic State militant group, in a first for the Gulf emirate, newspapers reported Friday.
TUNIS: Four years after its revolution sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia’s presidential campaign neared its climax Friday with incumbent Moncef Marzouki facing 88-year-old favorite Beji Caid Essebsi in
JERUSALEM: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he supports further negotiations on a proposed UN Security Council resolution that sets a 2017 deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from wa
TUNIS: Militants who have joined the Islamic State group claimed Thursday the 2013 murder of two secular politicians that plunged Tunisia into crisis, warning of more killings just days before a presi
JERUSALEM: The UN warned Thursday it was running out of funds to house families in Gaza, as it doubled its estimate of the number of homes damaged or destroyed in this summer’s war with Israel.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 40 backers of ousted president Muhammad Mursi to up to 15 years in jail Thursday for violence including torching churches, a judicial source said.
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