BEIRUT: A Kurdish woman fighter is leading the battle against Islamic State militants in the Syrian battleground town of Kobani, a monitoring group and activists said Sunday.
LONDON: Britain said it had deployed a team of army trainers to Iraq to help Kurdish peshmerga fighters maintain and use heavy machine guns against Islamic State (IS) militants.
TEHRAN: Three Iranian police commanders who were heading south to investigate rebel attacks on security forces have died in a plane crash, state broadcasters and agencies reported.
BAGHDAD: Three car bombs killed 25 people at a government compound near Baquba city in Iraq and the Anbar province police chief died on patrol when suspected Islamic State militants blew up his convoy
CAIRO: Egypt, which brokered a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza after a 50-day war, used a reconstruction conference in Cairo on Sunday to call for a wider peace deal based on a
BAQUBA, Iraq: Three car bomb blasts targeting key buildings in the Kurdish-controlled Iraqi town of Qara Tapah killed at least 20 people on Sunday, the mayor and security sources said.
ANKARA: Kurdish forces defending Kobani urged a US-led coalition to escalate airstrikes on Islamic State insurgents who tightened their grip on the Syrian town at the border with Turkey on Saturday.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court Saturday jailed eight men, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders, for up to 15 years over the torture of a lawyer during the 2011 uprising against ex-president Hosni Mubara
CAIRO: An Egyptian court will give its verdict Nov. 1 in the trial of eight men arrested after a “gay marriage” video went viral on the Internet, judicial sources said Saturday.
BAGHDAD: The Islamic State group has executed at least four women, including two doctors and a politician, in their northern Iraq strongholds this month, relatives and rights activists said on Saturda
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