Rebel fighters prepare to fire a weapon toward forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's Sheikh Saeed neighbourhood on Sunday. . REUTERS/Hosam Katan
BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants who overran Ramadi in a major defeat for the Iraqi government and its Western backers tightened their grip on the city, flying back flags on key buildings and setting
BEIRUT: A rebel coalition including Al-Qaeda’s local affiliate seized the Syrian regime’s largest remaining military base in northwest Idlib province on Tuesday, after an explosion and heavy clashes,
TEHRAN: Iran can no longer sustain the billions of dollars needed to pay cash handouts enacted by former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a top official said Tuesday, signaling plans to halt them.
BAGHDAD: Shiite militia groups converged on Ramadi Monday to help Iraqi security forces wrest the city back from Islamic State fighters who seized it in a deadly three-day blitz.
TUNIS: An armed group allied to the Libya Dawn forces controlling Tripoli has detained 170 Tunisians in the Libyan capital since Saturday after Tunis arrested one of its commanders, Tunisian officials
ISTANBUL: Perhaps they hope that the fragrant smells and blooming petals will be transformed into instant electoral success.
WASHINGTON: The captured wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a weekend raid will face questions over what she and her husband knew about the group’s treatment of hostages, includin
RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen on Monday blamed cease-fire violations by rebels for the resumption of air strikes against them.
BAGHDAD: The western Iraqi city of Ramadi on Sunday fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria after the militants relentlessly bombarded the capital of the Anbar province with suicide bombers.
DUBAI: An Iranian cargo ship carrying aid and activists crossed into the Gulf of Aden on Sunday and will reach Yemen’s Hodaida port on May 21, Iranian media reported, in a challenge to coalition naval
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