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,...

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...

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...

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...
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Suspected Taliban official killed in Afghan drone hit

Shadow governor in Lal Pur district among 19 killed in strikes in eastern provinces KABUL, Afghanistan – A U.S, drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed...

Barzani: White House meeting ‘successful’

Kurdish leader says peshmerga forces have cleared 12,000 sq. miles of Iraqi territory of Daesh militants. WASHINGTON -- The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional...

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...
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Celebrations in Baghdad after retake of Ramadi from Daesh

Iraqi people celebrate after Iraqi security forces retook Ramadi city from Daesh, at Mansour district in Baghdad, Iraq on December 28, 2015

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...

Syrian regime airstrikes kill 20 civilians in Aleppo

Regime barrel bombs kill 20 civilians in opposition-controlled areas in northern Syria ALEPPO – At least 20 people were killed in Syrian regime airstrikes Thursday in...

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...
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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....

UN: Syrian regime’s blocking of supplies ‘unacceptable’

The Syrian regime has still not been giving permission to aid agencies to deliver medical and surgical supplies in certain areas, a situation that...

Turkey, Qatar to launch joint university for Syrian refugees

Officials say planned university will primarily serve Syrian refugees and will also expand scientific and technological cooperation between Turkey and Qatar GAZIANTEP, Turkey – Gaziantep’s...