Residents inspect a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Bashar Assad in Aleppo's Al-Ansari neighborhood. (Reuters)
BAGHDAD: Gunmen near Iraq’s capital kidnapped and later shot to death six men, the deadliest of a series of attacks Sunday that killed at least 15 people across the country, authorities said.
ISTANBUL: YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey, despite the end to a similar controversial ban on Twitter, after a court backtracked on an earlier ruling to grant access to the video-sharing site.
BEIRUT: Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says government forces have taken full control of a highway in the country’s northeast once patrolled by gunmen.
BISKRA, Algeria: Ali Benflis, the main rival to ailing but favorite incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algeria’s presidential election, told AFP Saturday his main opponent in the April 17 poll will b
BEIRUT: A senior member of an Alawite party in Lebanon’s restive northern city of Tripoli was charged Saturday with being part of an “armed terrorist group,” a judicial source sai
WASHINGTON: A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the US government by the families of three American citizens killed by US drones in Yemen, saying senior officials cannot be hel
BEIRUT: Former Lebanon warlord Samir Geagea, a staunch opponent of Syria and the Shiite movement Hezbollah, will stand for the presidency in May, his Christian Lebanese Forces party said on Friday.
CAIRO: Egyptian authorities deported a rights campaigner hours after he flew in to deliver a petition against death sentences imposed on 529 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.
ADEN: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants riding in a convoy of vehicles attacked an army post in Hadramawt province in southeast Yemen on Friday, killing eight soldiers and wounding 11, a military source
RABAT: Secretary of State John Kerry Friday pledged US support for Moroccan reforms and efforts to promote regional stability, while highlighting social challenges faced by Rabat.
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