A flag of the Islamic State is shown fluttering atop the Palmyra castle in the Syrian town of Palmyra in this picture released on May 22, 2015 by the website of militant group. (AP)
CAIRO: Leading Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar said Sunday the world must unite in a “battle of all humanity” to prevent the Islamic State group from destroying Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra.
RIYADH: Yemeni government spokesman Rageh Badi said Saturday that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi will not attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva as Saudi-led airstrikes continued to hit multiple pro
CAIRO: An Egyptian court on Saturday acquitted 17 people of violating a strict protest law earlier this year at a march commemorating a 2011 uprising, judicial sources said, a rare decision since Egyp
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces retook territory from the Islamic State group east of Ramadi Saturday, commanders said, in their first counterattack since the jihadists’ capture of the Anbar provincial capital
CAIRO: A number of Syrian opposition factions will gather in Cairo next month to form a new coalition as an alternative to an exiled West-backed alliance, officials said Saturday.
TUNIS: The bodies of five Tunisian migrants trying to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa were recovered from the sea Saturday while 49 others were rescued, Tunisia’s coast guard said.
WAHINGTON: President Barack Obama’s war strategy failed to stop Islamic State militants from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group’s advances on the battlefiel
PARIS: Most French people are in favor of military intervention by France in Syria, a poll showed on Saturday, a sharp reversal from a survey in 2013 when the majority opposed government plans for air
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's richest independent businessman, Jassem Al-Khorafi, who served as speaker of the Gulf emirate's parliament for a decade, has died at the age of 75, his family said.
BEIRUT: The Islamic State militant group has seized the last border crossing between Syria and Iraq controlled by the Syrian government after security forces withdrew, according to the Syrian Observat
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