This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows Syrian President Bashar Assad speaking during an interview with the Iran's Khabar TV in Damascus, Syria, on Sunday. (SANA via AP)
ISTANBUL/CAIRO: Turkey slammed Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria as a “grave mistake”, rejecting Egypt’s suggestion that it will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to the Daes
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: The Palestinian government denounced “Israeli escalation” on Sunday after the Jewish state temporarily banned Palestinians from entering Jerusalem’s Old City followi
MOSCOW: Russian air strikes Saturday targeting Daesh group in Syria have sown “panic,” forcing some 600 “militants” to abandon their positions and head to Europe, Moscow claimed.
DUBAI: Emiratis went to polls on Saturday to fill the elected seats on a government advisory body but despite a broadening of the franchise some citizens were still denied the vote.
BAGHDAD: Two suicide bombers, one of them driving an explosives-laden vehicle, blew themselves up in northwestern Baghdad Saturday, killing at least 24 people, police said.
GAZA CITY: A senior Hamas official Saturday called on Palestinians to take up arms to “defend” the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after a rise in Jewish visitors to the flashpoint site.
ISTANBUL: Suspected militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) abducted two Turkish soldiers in eastern Turkey amid a flare-up of violence between Kurdish rebels and security forces, the army said
ISTANBUL: A Turkish woman was killed and her male partner badly wounded in an apparent double suicide bid on Istanbul’s best known shopping street, reports said Saturday.
TEHRAN: The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran Saturday, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the t
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Russia’s aggressive military campaign in Syria supporting strongman Bashar Assad is a “recipe for disaster,” though Washington could still w
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