Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Afghan forces on Tuesday recaptured a key district close to the northern city of Kunduz, repelling Taliban fighters who had threatened to overrun their first provincial capital since being toppled from power in 2001.
An Islamic State group video released Tuesday showed the jihadists
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
BEIRUT - Syrian Kurdish fighters have chased Islamic State militants from a key base north of the jihadists' stronghold city of Raqa, according to a monitoring group.
Both Israel and Palestinian militants may have committed war crimes during last year's Gaza war, a widely anticipated United Nations report said Monday, decrying the "unprecedented" devastation and human suffering.
Two people, including a child, died when Taliban militants launched an assault on the Afghan parliament Monday, triggering gunfire and explosions and sending lawmakers scurrying for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television.
An announcement by an Arab Israeli lawmaker that he plans to join a pro-Palestinian flotilla seeking to break Israel's blockade on Gaza caused outrage Monday among the country's political class.
Monday, June 22, 2015
KABUL, Taliban militants attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday, with gunfire and a huge explosion rocking the building, sending lawmakers running for cover in chaotic scenes relayed live on television.
A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli border policeman outside Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday, with the officer managing to shoot his attacker, leaving him in critical condition.
The Afghan Taliban have announced a 24-hour telephone "hotline" and email addresses for any government employees wishing to defect to them, as the tech-savvy militants try to bolster public support.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
A prominent Al-Jazeera Arabic journalist was detained Saturday in Germany over an Egyptian arrest warrant, the Qatar-based broadcaster reported, the latest in a long series of legal entanglements between Egypt and its satellite news channels.