AMMAN: Human rights groups took Jordan to task on Sunday as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty with the hangings of 11 men convicted of murder.
BEIRUT: Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday in the contested northern Syrian town of Kobani after heavy clashes with the Islamic State group, a Kurdish official and an activist group said.
BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities say bombs targeting commercial streets and an army patrol have killed 10 people around Baghdad.
BAGHDAD: Abu Murtada Al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq’s top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines
ANKARA: Dozens of demonstrators were arrested on Saturday in the Turkish capital Ankara as police used pepper spray and water cannon to disperse a protest in favor of secular education.
BEIRUT: The Islamic State group has publicly executed a Syrian it accused of planting tracking devices for deadly regime airstrikes, SITE Intelligence reported on Saturday.
LONDON: The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, the Financial Times newspaper said Saturday.
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for the first time since an August truce ended 50 days of war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said early Satur
MANAMA, Bahrain: Bahrain’s Interior Ministry says three policemen have been wounded by an explosion west of the capital Manama.
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
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