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Sunday, November 29, 2015
A leading Kurdish lawyer was shot dead Saturday in southeast Turkey after unknown attackers opened fire on a gathering in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir, triggering a shootout with police, local officials and witnesses said.
A bomb-rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State group has been found in north Iraq, an official said Saturday.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.
Turkey opposition journalists arrests draw protests
Over 1,000 protesters on Friday staged a demonstration outside the Istanbul premises of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper against the arrest of the paper's two journalists, accused of spying over a news report.
Palestinian rams Israel soldiers, shot dead
A Palestinian rammed a car into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring five of them before being shot dead, the army said.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Under Iraq town, IS built network of tunnels
Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
MSF hospital strike was 'human error': US general
A deadly air strike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital was "caused primarily by human error", the US commander in Afghanistan said Wednesday, prompting a strong rebuke from the charity who slammed American forces for "gross negligence".
Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamist for sending death threats to prominent secular academics, as the country reels from rising extremist violence, officers said Wednesday.
Hospital in Afghanistan said to be misidentified before being bombed
The crew of a U.S. warplane that attacked a Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Afghanistan last month, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, misidentified the target, believing it to be a government compound taken over by the Taliban, according to an investigation report obtained Wednesday.
The Afghan army launched an operation Wednesday to rescue 18 hostages captured by the Taliban after their helicopter crash-landed in the north, as the private firm operating the aircraft said it was shot down.
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