GAZA: Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing on Tuesday, for the first time in nearly 80 days, to allow stranded Palestinians to return to the Gaza Strip, witnesses and officials said.
BEIRUT: Syria’s antiquities chief said on Tuesday the historic city of Palmyra had been unharmed since Islamic State insurgents seized it from state control last week.
ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday opened a new airport in a restive eastern province dogged by a Kurdish separatist insurgency, naming the facility for a celebrated Muslim medieval l
TRIPOLI: Militias in Benghazi are trapping civilians in the strife-torn eastern Libyan city, leaving them in dire conditions without food, medical care and electricity, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday
BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces closed in on Ramadi Tuesday and launched an operation aimed at cutting off the jihadists in Anbar province before a major offensive to retake the city.
SANAA: Yemen’s pro-government fighters have pushed out Shite rebels and their allies and retaken a southern city that’s the gateway to the port of Aden in their first significant advance since a Saudi
TUNIS: A mentally deranged Tunisian soldier seized a gun at a barracks on Monday and killed seven comrades before being shot dead.
KHARTOUM: Sudanese security forces seized the Monday print runs of nine newspapers and suspended the publishing licenses of four of them in a major media crackdown, editors and an NGO said.
JERUSALEM: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a US supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only
BAGHDAD: Iraq on Monday rejected accusations by the US defense chief that its security forces dodged battle in Ramadi and lack the will to fight the Islamic State group.
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