10 British women ‘fighting Assad forces’

LONDON: Ten British women, including two teenagers, are thought to have left the UK to fight the regime of President Bashar Assad in Syria.

Iraq rally explosions take 18 lives

BAGHDAD: A series of bombs struck a campaign rally Friday for a militant Shiite group in Iraq’s capital ahead of next week’s parliamentary election, killing at least 18 people and wounding 25, authori

More Jordan unrest after clashes kill one

AMMAN: “Outlaws” threw petrol bombs at government buildings in the restive southern city of Maan Friday, where unrest this week has killed one man and wounded five policemen, a security source said.

No letup in Aleppo blackout

BEIRUT: Syria’s Aleppo has been hit by a power cut for seven consecutive days, a monitoring group said Friday, the day after some 50 civilians were killed in air raids there.

Al-Zayani: GCC acting with unity to defeat challenges

Gulf Cooperation Council countries should be ready to defend themselves in any case of emergency, said GCC Secretary-General Abdullatif Al-Zayani.

Turkey’s top judge criticizes PM Erdogan

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey’s most senior judge has delivered a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for criticizing his court’s decisions, including one that lifted a ban on

Air raid kills 27 at Syria market

BEIRUT: An airstrike on a market on Thursday killed at least 27 people, including three children, in a village of the north Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.

Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians after unity deal

JERUSALEM: Israel said on Thursday it was halting negotiations with the Palestinians following their unity deal with the Hamas rulers of Gaza, as faltering US-backed peace talks approached their de

Egypt has ‘full control of Sinai’

CAIRO: Egypt’s military said on Thursday it had gained “complete control over the situation” in the Sinai Peninsula, where insurgents have been carrying out attacks against securi

Hamas-Fatah unity deal announced

GAZA CITY: An Israeli warplane struck the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday wounding six people, one very seriously, the territory’s Hamas rulers said.

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