In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo Palestinians hang national flag inside the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem. Human rights groups on Monday accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi forces broke a months-long siege by jihadist fighters of the country’s largest oil refinery Saturday as the top US officer flew in to discuss the expanded war against the Islamic S
JERUSALEM: Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque on Friday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound.
KIRKUK, Iraq: Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic oil town of Baiji Friday in a significant victory over the Islamic State group, as the UN accused the jihadists of crimes against humanity in neighb
SANAA: Yemeni Shiite Houthi fighters backed by government forces drove the local wing of Al-Qaeda from one of its last strongholds in central Yemen on Friday in intense fighting that killed at least 3
TEHRAN: Iran will have “smart filtering” within six months to weed out Internet content the authorities deem offensive or criminal, the telecommunications minister said on Friday.
BAGHDAD: An initial deal between Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region and Baghdad aimed at resolving long-standing budget and oil disputes is “a very important first step,” the United Nations said on Frid
Key regional issues, including political instability in Libya as well as ways to boost Saudi-Libyan ties, topped the agenda of talks between Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and top Saudi offi
AMMAN: Top US diplomat John Kerry mounted a diplomatic push Thursday to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through talks in Amman with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan’s king.
BEIRUT: The head of the extremist State group has said it will fight to the last man.
TRIPOLI: Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and UAE embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday though there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage in the atttacks.
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