Sunday, August 2, 2015
Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out due to growing concern over the civilian toll.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and four family members wounded in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked a fragile peace process.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe on Friday of not doing enough to help refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq, suggesting it was responsible for people "drowning in the sea."
Friday, July 31, 2015
NABLUS, Palestinian Territories - A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and four family members injured in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the occupied West Bank on Friday.
High-ranking officials from the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Thursday the death of their leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and said the group's top council has elected his successor, a senior figure who served as the reclusive mullah's deputy for the past three years.
Smoke rises as crude oil is heated in Rmeilan oil field of Syria's Hasakeh province, where the Kurds, having fought off jihadists, are extracting and refining oil for the first time.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the rumoured demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric.
The leader of an anti-Shiite group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian atrocities was killed in a shootout with police early Wednesday along with 13 other militants, authorities said.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
BRUSSELS - NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks Tuesday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.