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
MURSITPINAR, Turkey: Turkey on Monday deployed tanks and armored vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating Islamic State violence, as Parliament is set to consider whether to authori
ABU DHABI/SANAA: An escalation of political turmoil in Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, risks aggravating an already dire food security situation, the UN Food and Agriculture Organiza
TEL AVIV, Israel: It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world’s most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up i
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