BEIRUT: Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the civil war reported.
SYDNEY: A teenager who ran away from Australia to join militants in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State group, vowing to "not stop fighting", reports said Tuesda
KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Bashir — in power since a 1989 coup — will stand for re-election in 2015 after being retained Tuesday as leader of the ruling National Congress Party, a top aide said
TRIPOLI, Libya: Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to retake the capital, after Islamist-allied militias from the western city of Misrata took over Tripoli
MURSITPINAR: Kurds battling militants for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons Monday as neighboring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to join the fight.
DAMASCUS: The Syrian regime Army has reportedly advanced in the rebel-held areas around Aleppo in a bid to fully besiege the northwestern city, opposition sources and activists reported Monday.
SANAA: Al-Qaeda-affiliated insurgents killed 18 Shiite Houthi rebels and seized an important city in central Yemen, tribal sources said on Monday, in a spread of sectarian conflict as central governme
JERUSALEM: A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sourc
CAIRO: An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purporting to show a woman giving birth on the facility’s doorstep caused an uproar among citizens tired of overcrowded and u
BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber detonated explosives Monday outside a Shiite mosque in central Baghdad, killing at least 11 people in the second such attack in the capital in 24 hours, officials said.
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