SYDNEY: An Australian nurse who says he was forced by Daesh to work as a medic in Syria was arrested after returning home and faces terrorism-related charges of supporting the movement.
ABU DHABI, UAE: Bahrain said on Saturday it had recalled its ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile statements made by Iranian officials.
RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition that has bombed the militia Houthi group in Yemen since March unilaterally declared a five-day humanitarian truce from Monday to allow aid deliveries, the SPA repo
ISMAILIA, Egypt: The first cargo ships passed through Egypt’s New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the
TUNIS, Tunisia: Tunisia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to pass the country’s new anti-terror law after a pair of devastating attacks against tourists, but critics fear the new legislation may endan
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and the UAE have stepped up aid delivery to Yemen with two planeloads of relief supplies — one Saudi and the other Emirati — landing at Aden’s airport Friday.
ANKARA: Turkish warplanes killed nine Daesh fighters in strikes on its positions in Syria on Friday, a monitor said.
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if the US Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it would undermine President Barack Obama’s ability to act throughout the world.<
IRBIL: Pentagon chief Ashton Carter said during a visit to Kurdistan Friday that the autonomous region’s peshmerga force was a model for the rest of Iraq in its fight against extremists.
BRUSSELS: Syria’s two main opposition groups settled longstanding differences Friday to agree that President Bashar Assad must step down in any deal to end the country’s bloody conflict.
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