WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that the “status quo” between Israel and the Palestinians must change to avoid a repeat of this year’s war with Hamas in Gaza.
WASHINGTON: The US military cannot bomb the Islamic State group into “obscurity,” it cautioned Tuesday, appealing for patience in its escalating attempts to defeat the militants in Syria and Iraq.
BEIRUT: Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border.
JERUSALEM: Israeli police guarded Jewish settlers as they moved into seven homes in a Palestinian neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday while stunned and angry Palestinians looked on, awa
ARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes s
BEIRUT: The Islamic State group on Tuesday freed more than 70 Kurdish school children its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
CAIRO: Militias in control of the Libyan capital on Tuesday rejected the United Nations’ call for a cease-fire in the battered nation, insisting instead that their rivals be disarmed.
GAZA CITY: Three traumatized lions entered Israel from Gaza Tuesday on their way to a safer home in Jordan after their zoo was largely destroyed during the conflict in the Palestinian enclave.
ARBIL, Iraq: Kurdish troops backed by warplanes battled the Islamic State group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, clawing back land they lost to the jihadists in recent months.
CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced 68 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms on Tuesday, judicial sources said, in a case related to deadly violence a year ago after the army’s ouster of Islamist
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