A man pushes a statue off its plinth in a museum at a location said to be Mosul in this still image taken from an undated video. (Reuters)
KIRKUK: The militants controlling the Iraqi city of Tikrit have blown up a Muslim shrine and rigged one of the region’s oldest churches with explosives, security sources said Thursday.
VIENNA: An Arab-backed resolution singling out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal has been defeated at an annual conference of the UN atomic agency.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The first female air force pilot in the United Arab Emirates led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week, the federation’s ambassador to Wash
CAIRO: Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah said they reached an agreement for the return of their unity government in Gaza ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.
BEIRUT/KARACA, Turkey: Kurdish forces in northern Syria pushed back an advance by Islamic State fighters toward a strategic town on the Turkish border on Thursday and appealed for US-led air strikes t
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The Kingdom said that the United Nations must set a time frame for the ending of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital.
DAMASCUS: US planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters’ advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages
NEW YORK: Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has asked for $3.8 billion in urgent aid to help rebuild Gaza following its devastating 50-day war with Israel this summer.
ISTANBUL: Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn’t share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn’t scared by the American bombs falling on Raqqa, its power center in Syria
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