Monday, June 15, 2015
Kurdish fighters advanced Saturday to the outskirts of a key Syrian border town held by the Islamic State group, as Turkish forces sought to prevent thousands fleeing the fighting from crossing the frontier.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
A Turkish mother, 36, shot dead her daughter, 17, after finding out that she was three months pregnant, media reports said on Saturday.
Taliban fighters overran multiple checkpoints in a nighttime raid in Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province, killing at least 20 police officers as the battle raged into Saturday, authorities said.
Pakistani police on Saturday foiled an attack on a senior counter-terrorism official and killed four militants in the southern port city of Karachi, police said.
United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon on Saturday warned of a worsening rights situation across Central Asia, as he ended a visit to energy-rich Central Asia in ex-Soviet Turkmenistan.
Washington has transferred six inmates from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Pentagon said Saturday, as part of a drive by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on the Yemeni capital's old quarter killed five people Friday as it destroyed homes in the centuries-old heritage site UNESCO calls a "jewel" of Islamic culture.
Israel has barred a Palestinian photographer allegedly shot in the eye by an Israeli soldier from entering east Jerusalem for specialist treatment, he told AFP on Wednesday.
A decision by Israel's new education minister to halt the performances for high school students of a controversial theater play, inspired by the life story of an Arab who murdered an Israeli soldier, has rekindled a fierce debate in the country over the limits of artistic expression.
Three men on Friday went on trial at a Turkish court facing life imprisonment over the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old female student that unleashed a wave of anger over violence against women in the country.