BEIRUT: US-led air strikes in Syria have killed more than 1,000 jihadists in the past three months, nearly all of them from the Islamic State group, a monitoring group said Tuesday.
TUNIS: Tunisia’s election commission says an 88-year-old former government minister has won the presidential runoff with 55.68 percent of the vote.
BEIRUT: Nearly four years of civil war in Syria have cost its tiny neighbor Lebanon more than $20 billion, the Social Affairs Minister told AFP on Monday.
BENGHAZI: At least five people were killed and 35 wounded in clashes between Libyan pro-government forces and radical fighters in Benghazi, medics and military officials said.
CAIRO: Five members of Egypt’s deadliest militant group, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, were killed on Sunday in clashes with police, the Interior Ministry said.
DUBAI: Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was “temporarily” closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias toward the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged support
SINJAR, Iraq: Backed by US-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Sunday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State militants who hav
AMMAN: Human rights groups took Jordan to task on Sunday as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty with the hangings of 11 men convicted of murder.
TUNIS: Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between an official from the country’s previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a “dirty campaign” against Turkey by criticizing the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdo
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