Daesh stronger in Afghanistan in 2015: Pentagon report

Defense Department report asserts that Daesh militant group is now openly fighting the Taliban for control of Afghanistan WASHINGTON - The Daesh militant group has grown...

Pakistan surprised by listing in Saudi-led anti-terror bloc

Islamabad voices surprise over its reported inclusion in 34-nation coalition against terrorism KARACHI, Pakistan - Pakistan has expressed its surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia this...

US, Russia can make ‘significant difference’ on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry says powers made 'strong beginning' at Vienna talks MOSCOW - The U.S. and Russia could “make a significant difference”...

1 year on, Pakistanis recall Peshawar school massacre

Last year's murder of 140 students at a Peshawar school by the Taliban has been followed by an unprecedented crackdown on militancy KARACHI, Pakistan –...

UPDATE – Nuclear watchdog closes Iranian weapons probe

International Atomic Energy Agency finds no credible indication of nuclear weapons program since 2009 UPDATES WITH COMMENTS FROM IRAN, US ANKARA - The world’s nuclear watchdog on Tuesday...

Nuclear watchdog closes Iranian weapons probe

International Atomic Energy Agency finds no credible indication of nuclear weapons program since 2009 ANKARA - The world’s nuclear watchdog on Tuesday announced the end of its...

EU reveals new border force to tackle refugee crisis

Proposed agency will have greater powers, more resources than current system BRUSSELS - The EU unveiled plans for a new European border agency on Tuesday...

China: Burglar who leaves sorry letters caught sleeping

‘Please don’t blame the security guards, they have it tough, too,’ says note by suspect, who claims he left letters ‘for fun’ BEIJING - A burglar...

Israel prefers ‘devil we know’ in Syria: Analysts

Tel Aviv wants a stable regime in Damascus or the breakup of Syria into manageable statelets, say experts ANKARA – Israel would rather see Syria’s...

Russian-Turkish cooperation meeting cancelled

High-Level Cooperation Council meeting was to be an intergovernmental cooperation mechanism between Russia and Turkey ANKARA - The meeting of the High-Level Cooperation Council, which is an...

Football: Fenerbahce drawn against Russian opponents

Istanbul club to face Lokomotiv Moscow during period of political tension between countries ANKARA - Turkey’s Fenerbahce are to face Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow in...

Myanmar police deny rumors of trafficking at mosque

-Report cites Yangon police as saying source of social media rumor under probe amid concerns over online hate speech YANGON, Myanmar – Myanmar police have...

Russian airstrikes ‘kill 50 outside Damascus’: sources

Russian jets target residential areas in Douma, Zamalka, Jobar, Hamuriye and Arbin districts of Syria’s capital Damascus DAMASCUS, Syria - Fifty civilians were killed and...

Turkey, Finland, Romania, Israel to host EuroBasket

Turkey to host 2017 games in Istanbul ANKARA - Turkey, Finland, Romania and Israel will host the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 tournament, the sport’s European board...

Malaysia to set up ‘militant court’ amid Daesh threat

PM Razak says special court to prosecute those with suspected extremist ties a precautionary measure as more nationals found fleeing to join Daesh By P...