MOSCOW/ISTANBUL: Russian air strikes in northwest Syria have heavily targeted ethnic Turkmen areas, according to a Reuters data analysis that helps explain rising tensions between Moscow and Ankara...
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Assad jets hammer town as Brahimi flies in for Eid truce

MAARET AL-NUMAN, Syria: Syrian jets hammered a rebel town yesterday on the second day of an assault in which the regime is accused of using cluster bombs, as peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi landed in Dama

Al-Qaeda deals severe blow to Yemeni Army

Al-Qaeda killed 16 soldiers in an attack on an army base in south Yemen yesterday, medical and military sources said, in a further show of strength by militants despite a US campaign of drone strikes

Bomber kills 2 at Iran mosque

DUBAI: A suicide bomber killed two guards as he blew himself up outside a mosque in a restive southern province of Iran yesterday after being prevented from reaching worshippers inside, Iranian media

Baghdad hires Indian nurses to plug shortfall

BAGHDAD: Iraq has welcomed dozens of Indian nurses in recent days to plug a shortfall in its hospitals and health care facilities, which have suffered tremendous attrition in recent years, officials s

Bomb kills Bahrain cop

A policeman in Bahrain was killed and another critically injured in a bomb attack while on patrol, security officials said yesterday.

Pipeline attack hurts 28 Turkish soldiers

ANKARA: Twenty-eight Turkish soldiers were wounded and Iranian gas supplies to Turkey interrupted yesterday after Kurdish rebels attacked a pipeline linking the two countries, media reports said.

Syrian children ‘scarred for life’

GENEVA: The UN’s top human rights official urged nations yesterday to save Syria’s embattled and dying children.

11 dead as Libyan forces clash with Qaddafi loyalists

TRIPOLI: Ex-rebels allied to Libya’s army attacked a bastion of diehards linked to slain dictator Muammar Qaddafi in clashes that left at least 11 dead, underlining the challenges facing the governmen

7 Al-Qaeda suspects die in Yemen drone attack

ADEN: A drone strike near the southern Yemeni city of Jaar killed at least seven Al-Qaeda suspects, including a local leader, yesterday, an official in the restive region told AFP.

Airstrike kills 44 in northwest Syria

Maaret Al-Numan, Syria: An airstrike yesterday in the fighter-held town of Maaret Al-Numan in northwestern Syria killed at least 44 people, a medic told an AFP correspondent at the scene.

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