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)
LIMASSOL , Cyprus: Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean agreed to disembark in Cyprus on Friday after a standoff triggered by their demand to go to Italy.<
UNITED NATIONS/VIENNA: The US is considering softening present demands that Iran gut its uranium enrichment program in favor of a new proposal that would allow Tehran to keep nearly half of the projec
LONDON: Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the US-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle again
BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants are changing tactics in the face of US air strikes in northern Iraq, ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian ho
CAIRO: For the fourth time in less than five months the clocks have changed in Egypt.
Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Thursday called on the international community to take “practical steps to weaken the Syrian regime,” while reaffirming the need for the political isolation o
DUBAI: The lightning takeover by Shiite rebels of Yemen’s capital this week is a potential boost for Iran, while the US is preoccupied with fighting radicals, analysts said.
BEIRUT: Foreigners make up the vast majority of the more than 140 militants killed by US-led airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Syria, a monitoring group said Thursday.
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.
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