MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Kurdish fighters defending Syria’s border town of Kobani held out against the Islamic State group Wednesday, anxious for relief as Iraq’s Kurdish parliament was set to vote on sen
BEIRUT: An elderly Syrian took part in stoning his daughter to death for alleged adultery, in a video posted on YouTube by the Islamic State group on Tuesday.
LONDON: A thief who crept into a London hotel room and brutally attacked three sisters from the UAE with a claw hammer was found guilty of attempted murder on Tuesday.
CAIRO: As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo’s universities to quash any repeat of protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields.
BEIRUT: Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the civil war reported.
SYDNEY: A teenager who ran away from Australia to join militants in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State group, vowing to "not stop fighting", reports said Tuesda
KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Bashir — in power since a 1989 coup — will stand for re-election in 2015 after being retained Tuesday as leader of the ruling National Congress Party, a top aide said
TRIPOLI, Libya: Libya’s internationally recognized government says its forces are getting ready to retake the capital, after Islamist-allied militias from the western city of Misrata took over Tripoli
MURSITPINAR: Kurds battling militants for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons Monday as neighboring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to join the fight.
DAMASCUS: The Syrian regime Army has reportedly advanced in the rebel-held areas around Aleppo in a bid to fully besiege the northwestern city, opposition sources and activists reported Monday.
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