BAGHDAD: Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.<
ISMAILIA, Egypt: Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as the army prepares to intensify a battle with militants that turned the daily trip to lessons into a “journ
WASHINGTON: The US and its allies have staged 30 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the US Central Command said.
BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group launched a major attack on the Iraqi city of Ramadi Friday, attempting to seize one of the last urban pockets under government control in troubled Anbar province.
BEIRUT: Militants who attacked parts of Lebanon this year could have drawn it into civil war, Army chief Gen Jean Kahwaji said in an unusually direct and political speech published on Friday.
JERUSALEM: Weekly Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque passed without incident despite high tensions in the Holy City, but there were incidents of violence in the West Bank city of
KHARTOUM: Sudan has asked a joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in its western Darfur region to prepare plans to leave, a senior official said on Friday, amid a dispute between the United Nati
JERUSALEM: Israel eased age restrictions for Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque for a second straight week, allowing tens of thousands to attend despite high tensions following a
JERUSALEM: A Palestinian official says Israeli police have handed home demolition notices to shocked families of two attackers from east Jerusalem.
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi said on Thursday a presidential pardon for two of the three Al Jazeera journalists serving seven-year jail sentences in his country was being considered
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