Sunday, October 26, 2014
Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.
Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
A raid by Tunisian security forces on an armed group near the capital Friday left six suspected militants dead, including five women, fanning tensions days ahead of a landmark election.
The Pakistani journalist honored for courageous reporting on Thursday spoke out against “brutality” against reporters in her country as she expressed hope for greater freedom for the news media.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Police flooded flashpoint neighborhoods of Jerusalem on Thursday after clashes triggered when a Palestinian rammed his car into a crowd, killing a baby in what authorities described as a “terror attack.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that 200 Iraqi Kurd peshmerga fighters would travel through Turkey to the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane under assault by the Islamic State (IS) group.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Palestinian and Israeli leaders on Tuesday to halt “unilateral initiatives” that fuel mistrust and thwart peace efforts, ...................
Kurdish fighters defending Syria's border town of Kobane held out against the Islamic State (IS) group Wednesday, anxious for relief as Iraq's Kurdish parliament was set to vote on sending reinforcements.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The microblogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, the kingdom's top Muslim cleric said.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Turkey said Monday it was assisting Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga to cross its border and join the battle against jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane, in a major shift by Ankara which until now had blocked Kurdish fighters.