KRG faces economic crisis amid Daesh war: official

Kurdish region needs $100M monthly to deal with budgetary deficit, deputy prime minister says By Kasim Ileri WASHINGTON – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) needs budgetary...

Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

No reason is given for the crash, which killed 2 pilots, and Russia's Defense Ministry doesn't say copter was downed MOSCOW - A Russian...

UN airdrop delivers aid to besieged Syrian city

Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria under seige from Daesh, residents starving, UN By Fatih Erel GENEVA - The UN has carried out its first successful...

UNICEF: 900 Yemeni children killed in 2015

UN agency says Yemeni children bearing brunt of brutal conflict By Ali Owaida MARIB, Yemen – The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that...

Pirates seize ship off Nigeria with 6 Turkish crewmen

Private Turkish tanker is seized by Nigerian pirates early Monday, with 6 crew members in good health, says Turkey's ambassador ANKARA – A private Turkish...

UPDATE 2- Philippines confirms 18 troops killed in 10-hour clash

Another 53 soldiers wounded in clash that killed 5 Daesh-linked Abu Sayyaf members, including Moroccan national UPDATES TO ADD COMMENTS TO ANADOLU AGENCY &...

Temple fire kills more than 100 in India’s Kerala State

At least 102 people killed – and scores injured – as blaze tears through Hindu temple in India’s Kerala State early Sunday By Shuriah Niazi NEW...

Experts point out flaws in Obama’s Syria policy

While Obama approaches end of his presidency, experts criticize him for not following decisive strategy in Syria WASHINGTON - Experts have criticized the Obama administration...

Potential Daesh threat concerns international force in Sinai

US increases security measures as regional powers discuss situation on peninsula By Kasim Ileri WASHINGTON – The U.S., Israel and Egypt are discussing the threat posed...

US may provide more troops to help retake Mosul

Conditions will determine if additional bases opened to support Iraqi forces By Kasim Ileri WASHINGTON – The Pentagon may establish more fire bases to assist...

Iraqi army makes gains against Daesh in Anbar, Nineveh

Army advances in both provinces come within context of ongoing efforts to retake key areas from Daesh terrorist group By Ibrahim Saleh and Suleiman al-Qubaisi IRAQ...

Rains, floods kill over 200 in northern Pakistan

Hundreds of buildings damaged or destroyed after days of torrential rainfall By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan - Rescue workers in northwestern Pakistan dug through debris and...
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42 refugees captured in Turkey’s Canakkale

Total of 42 refugees including children and women are captured by Turkish authorities while they were illegally trying to reach Greece's Lesbos island, in...
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Italy

Italian President Sergio Mattarella welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, upon his arrival at the Quirinale Presidential palace, in Rome, Italy on January 25, 2016....

63-storey hotel fire in Dubai

A fire has been reported in the Address Downtown hotel Dubai. Authorities are currently on-site to address the incident swiftly and safely. Civil Defense officials have...