Sunday, April 12, 2015
Pro-government forces repelled an attack on a key Syrian military airport by Islamic State group affiliated militants, losing 20 fighters but killing almost as many jihadists, a monitor said Saturday.
Four Turkish troops were wounded Saturday in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), in a blow to the peace process seeking to end decades of separatist violence.
Kylychbek Beksariyev lost two friends to a bloody revolution he hoped would transform ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan, but five years after the ouster of a reviled leader he says his Central Asian homeland remains mired in poverty and corruption.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Friday when they opened fire during the funeral of a Palestinian recently released from Israeli jail, medics said.
A suicide car bomber targeting a convoy of U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan killed three Afghan civilians and wounded four on Friday, while in another eastern province, 10 people died when their minivan hit a roadside bomb, officials said.
Pakistan's parliament on Friday voted to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, rejecting Saudi demands for Islamabad to join its military coalition against Shiite Huthi rebels.1 Comment
Friday, April 10, 2015
A Taliban suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan Friday, killing at least three civilians as security forces brace for the start of the Taliban's traditional spring offensive.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday that last week's hard-won framework accord with world powers was no guarantee of a final nuclear deal and that much work remained.
Gunmen dressed in military uniforms stormed a court complex in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday, officials said, adding that the assailants were still inside the building.
Children make up a third of fighters in the armed groups in conflict-wracked Yemen, a U.N. official said Thursday, also warning that malnutrition levels in the country were set to explode.