SURUC, Turkey: US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter fr
ADEN: Yemen’s Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.
BENGHAZI: Libyan Army special forces have seized back four barracks from armed militant groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, a commander said on Friday, after two weeks of heavy fighting which has
JERUSALEM: Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more
BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say bombs have struck marketplaces near Baghdad, killing at least nine people.
JERUSALEM: Clashes raged in east Jerusalem Thursday after police shot dead a Palestinian accused of trying to kill a Jewish hard-liner, prompting officials to close the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compo
BAGHDAD: The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday.
GENEVA: A UN human rights watchdog on Thursday urged Israel to respect the rights of Palestinians, and demanded the country probe violations committed during repeated assaults on Gaza.
CAIRO: Amnesty International says rival militias and armed groups in Libya are committing “mounting war crimes” with impunity.
AMMAN: Jordan on Thursday accused Israel of “state terrorism” after it closed Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam.
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