Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Clashes between Turkish security forces and autonomy-seeking Kurdish rebels have claimed nearly 60 lives in the southeast and across the border in northern Iraq, officials said Tuesday.
Russia and the United States intend to seek joint ways of fighting the Islamic State group, Moscow said Tuesday, in a major coup for Vladimir Putin as he tries to shake off Western isolation.
Sporadic clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians hit Jerusalem's Old City and a checkpoint outside Ramallah Tuesday, with tensions heightened as Jews celebrated their Sukkot holiday.
At least 23 civilians, including eight children, were killed in regime air raids on a market in a jihadist-held city of eastern Syria on Monday, a monitoring group said.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Afghanistan on Tuesday massed troops for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001.
The Taliban on Monday seized partial control of a major Afghan city Monday, witnesses said, the first time they have done so since being ousted from power by a U.S.-led invasion.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi defended his country's intelligence-sharing agreement with Russia, Syria and Iran on Monday, saying Baghdad needs to share intelligence with these countries and others in order to defeat the Islamic State group.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Israeli riot police briefly clashed with young Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site early Sunday, raising tensions ahead of a major Jewish holiday. No injuries or arrests were reported.
Hundreds of Iranians chanted "Death to the treacherous House of Saud" outside the Saudi embassy on Sunday as the Islamic republic's leader demanded Riyadh apologize for the deadly hajj stampede.
Iraq will begin sharing "security and intelligence" information with Russia, Syria and Iran to help combat the advances of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi military announced Sunday.