BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON: The United States sought to maintain pressure on militants in Iraq on Thursday, launching airstrikes after the murder of a journalist underlined the international threat posed by t
TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI: Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya on Thursday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war plane
TEHRAN: Iran is ready to join international action against militants in Iraq provided the West lifts crippling sanctions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.
TEHRAN: An Iranian journalist who covered parliament for pro-reform media has been released on bail almost three months after being detained, her lawyer said on Thursday.
BEIRUT: One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights g
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and declared truce talks in Cairo over as a six-week war with Israel spira
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The ruler of the United Arab Emirates approved a new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to inclu
SANAA: Thousands of armed Shiite rebels in Yemen strengthened their positions in the capital Sanaa on Wednesday as they pressed their campaign to force the government to resign, AFP correspondents sai
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT: Islamic State’s beheading of a US journalist and its threat to “destroy the American cross” suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim a
ISTANBUL: One Turkish soldier was killed and another wounded in a suspected attack by Kurdish rebels in eastern Turkey where tensions have soared in the last few days, local media reported Wednesday.<
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