KUWAIT CITY: Arab states in the Gulf plan to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defense official said on Wednesday, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighboring Iran.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Bolstered by intensified US-led coalition airstrikes targeting militants from the Islamic State group, Kurdish militiamen fought pitched street battles Wednesday with the extremis
SANAA: Yemen’s new Shiite power brokers sent fighters toward an Al-Qaeda stronghold on Wednesday, raising the possibility of a showdown between the politically ascendant Houthi movement and the hard-l
BENGHAZI: Libyan Army troops and armed local residents clashed with radical fighters in the eastern port of Benghazi on Wednesday, one day after a renegade former general who backs the government forc
ALGIERS: Algerian police tried to push their way into the president’s headquarters Wednesday in an unprecedented protest movement prompted by violence against security forces in the south.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT: US-led air strikes killed at least 32 Islamic State militants in direct hits in Kobani this week because of closer coordination with Kurdish forces on the ground, a monitor
WASHINGTON: US-led aircraft hammered Islamic State militants with 21 bombing raids near Kobani on Monday and Tuesday amid signs the strikes had “slowed” the group’s advance on the Syrian border town,
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Shiite militias have abducted and killed “scores” of Sunni civilians in retaliation for the onslaught by the Islamic State group, Amnesty International said Tuesday, claiming that the
AQRABA: A mosque was set alight in an arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called “price tag” was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinia
ISTANBUL/SURUC, Turkey: War against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq threatened on Tuesday to unravel the delicate peace in neighboring Turkey after the Turkish air force bombed Kurdish fight
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