UN warns of ‘lethal escalation’ in Syria

The UN human rights chief said Friday that civilian deaths and injuries, after bombings of marketplaces and hospitals in Syria, revealed a "monstrous disregard...

Obama reassures Gulf allies on Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday reassured the Gulf states that his country will remain vigilant against Iran’s “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East. “We recognized,...

Syrian regime loses to Daesh border crossing with Iraq

- Daesh has seized control of the al-Tanaf border crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border after Bashar al-Assad regime forces withdrew ANBAR, Iraq – Daesh has...

Mass grave found near Kirkuk

 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard while the bodies are removed from a mass grave with 36 bodies, they were killed allegedly by former...

Russia carries out airstrikes in Aleppo

ALEPPO, SYRIA - DECEMBER 11: Syrians walk on debris of collapsed buildings after the war-crafts belonging to the Russian army carried out airstrikes on...

100th anniversary of Kut al-Amara Ottoman victory marked

By Haydar Hadi KUT, Iraq The 100th anniversary of the Kut al-Amara victory against the British was commemorated Friday at the Ottoman Turkish Martyrs cemetery...

350,000 Muslims pray second Ramadan Friday prayer at al-Aqsa

Worshipers from Jerusalem and West Bank started flocking to al-Aqsa Mosque from dawn JERUSALEM -- Around 350,000 Muslims prayed the second Friday prayers of the holy month...

Assad forces advance, and Allepo is in danger of being completely destroyed. The international...

As Syrian government forces and their allies close in rebel-held areas of the now semi destroyed city, heavy bombardments continue. The civilian areas are...
KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN - OCTOBER 4 : Afghan security forces walk past a Taliban fighter's dead body after retaking Kunduz from the Taliban in Kunduz city, north of Kabul, Afghanistan on October 4, 2015. Afghan officials said 150 Taliban militants were killed and dozens of others wounded in the operation in northern Kunduz.

Afghan forces rebuff Taliban attack on second city

Local forces resist Taliban attempt to capture Maymana, week after temporary fall of Kunduz By Zabihullah Tamanna KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan government forces have fought off...

Hospitals running out of fuel in Yemen’s Taizz

Two hospitals in Yemen's southeastern Taizz province have suspended operation because of the lack of fuel, medical sources said Wednesday. Fuel stocks have come to...

Syria: Regime barrel bomb attacks kill 30 in Aleppo

Two regime barrel bomb attacks kill 30 people and injure scores others ALEPPO, Syria – At least 30 people lost their lives Wednesday in two...

Returns and arrivals: life on Turkey’s Syrian border

Tal Abyad people divided over staying in Turkey or returning to an uncertain future in Syria By Nilay Onum Kar AKCAKALE, Sanliurfa, Turkey - "There is no...

Turkey, Azerbaijan begin joint military exercise

Turkish and Azeri armed forces have started joint military exercises in the Azeri capital Baku and the Nakhchivan exclave. BAKU, Azerbaijan - Turkish and Azeri...

Russian Caspian fleet launches cruise missiles at Syria

Warships launch 1,500-kilometer attack on Daesh targets, crossing two countries ANKARA - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea have launched missiles against Daesh targets in Syria,...

Egypt to open Rafah crossing for three days

Egypt will open Rafah crossing -only gateway for Gaza not controlled by Israel -on Tuesday in both directions GAZA CITY, Palestine - Egyptian authorities will open...