GENEVA: Radical fighters have carried out atrocities on “an unimaginable scale” in months of fighting with Iraqi forces, who have also killed detainees and shelled civilian areas, a UN official said o
BENGHAZI: Libya’s Parliament reappointed Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni on Monday as the government lost control of ministries in the capital where armed groups have taken over and a separate parli
BENGHAZI, Libya: At least 13 people have been killed and 45 wounded in clashes between Islamists and forces of renegade general allied to the regular army in Libya's eastern Benghazi city, medics said
ANKARA: Turkey’s new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday vowed to seek a peace deal with Kurdish rebels with new vigor and pursue an assertive foreign policy where Ankara would set its own agenda
GOLAN HEIGHTS: Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by the insurgent
TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday he is ready to meet his Saudi counterpart on the sidelines of next month’s UN General Assembly and to visit the Kingdom later this year.
DUBAI: A Bahraini appeals court on Sunday upheld a controversial 10-year-jail term against a photojournalist convicted over his presence at a 2012 attack on a police station.
TRIPOLI: Libyan coast guards on Sunday found 15 bodies of sub-Saharan African migrants floating in the sea near a ripped inflatable boat, east of the capital.
ADEN: Suspected Al-Qaeda militants killed five Yemeni soldiers in two separate attacks Sunday, including a suicide car bombing, in the second day of deadly operations against the military, army source
BAGHDAD: Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following US airstrike
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