Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi speaks during an urgent meeting with National Defense Council at the presidential palace in Cairo recently. (Reuters)
ANKARA: More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey, escaping an advance by Islamic State jihadists, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.
CAIRO: Shattering a months-long respite from deadly attacks in the capital, a bomb blast beside Egypt’s Foreign Ministry killed three policemen on Sunday, including a key witness in a trial of deposed
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group.
DUBAI: Iran’s hard-line judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale b
TEHRAN: Iran’s state television is reporting that a Chinese destroyer has docked in a southern Iranian port in the first such visit to the country by the Chinese Navy.
AMMAN: Jordanian security forces have arrested 11 members of the Islamic State (IS) group who it said confessed to planning “terrorist operations” in the kingdom, a security official said on Sunday.
ZAGREB, Croatia: The US-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success
SANAA: Shiite rebels seized the Yemeni government headquarters Sunday and the premier resigned as violence raged despite a UN announcement of a power-sharing deal to end days of fighting, officials sa
SANAA: Fighting raged in the Yemeni capital on Sunday despite an announcement by the UN envoy that pro-government forces and Shiite rebels were poised to sign a deal.
BEIRUT: A Lebanese soldier has been executed by the Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda, the government said on Saturday.
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