Friday, January 22, 2016
A deadly Taliban attack on a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest TV station drew widespread condemnation on Thursday as an attack on freedom of speech and the country's young and fragile media sector.
Turkey security forces are subjecting residents of Kurdish-dominated southeastern Turkey to "collective punishment" with military operations backed by curfews, Amnesty International said on Thursday, accusing the army of "recklessly" using excessive force.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
A powerful suicide car bomb struck near the Russian Embassy in downtown Kabul Wednesday, with casualties feared from the latest attack in the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said.
Iraqi Kurdish forces are deliberately destroying Arab villages under their control, according to an Amnesty International report released on Wednesday. The human rights group said these actions could amount to war crimes.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on academics who criticized his policies in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, warning they would pay a price after falling into a "pit of treachery."
The Islamic State group late Tuesday released 270 of more than 400 civilians it had abducted during its assault on the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.
The Islamic State group has acknowledged the death of the masked militant known as "Jihadi John," who appeared in several videos depicting the beheadings of Western hostages, in an article in its online English-language magazine Dabiq.