Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a meeting of local administrators at his palace in Ankara, Turkey, on Thursday. Erdogan said Turkey had not specifically targeted Russia when it shot down a Russian jet in Syria. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer, Presidential Press Service, Pool )
ANKARA, Turkey: NATO member Turkey on Tuesday shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border, threatening a major spike in tensions between two key protagonists in the four-year Syria civil war.
DUBAI: Daesh does not consider South Asians, including Indians, good enough to fight in the conflict zones of Iraq and Syria and treated them as inferior to Arab fighters.
TEHRAN: Russia and Iran jointly oppose “external attempts” to bring regime change in Syria, a Kremlin official said Monday in Tehran after President Vladimir Putin met supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Kha
ABU DHABI: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday it was possible to broaden cooperation with Russia on Syria, but such a move should not deter opposition groups trying to topple Syrian Presi
ADEN: A key member of a Saudi-led Arab coalition has blamed extremists for delays in its military operations to expel Shiite Houthi rebels from the key southwestern province of Taez.
DOHA: The US Embassy in Qatar on Monday warned Web users about fake social media accounts in the name of its ambassador created “to scam people out of money.”
CAIRO: Egyptian border forces shot dead five Sudanese migrants trying to cross from Egypt’s turbulent North Sinai region into Israel on Monday, the military said in a statement.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Authorities in Dubai have shut down part of the metro’s green line after a major fire broke out in a neighborhood in the city in the United Arab Emirates.
CAIRO: Egyptians voted on Sunday in the second phase of elections that are meant to restore Parliament after a more than three-year gap but which critics say have been undermined by widespread repress
TEHRAN: Iran on Sunday confirmed that it had sentenced Iranian-American Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian to an unspecified prison term following his conviction last month on charges including es
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