The Afghan government is expected to finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant insurgent group within days, an official and a representative of the group said on Saturday.
An attack on a cafe in central Iraq killed at least 13 people on Friday, including a group of Real Madrid soccer fans, prompting condemnation from the Spanish government and the football club, which said players would wear black arm bands in mourning.
Lebanon's Hezbollah announced on Friday that its top military commander had been killed in an attack in Syria where the Shiite militant group has deployed thousands of fighters in support of the Damascus regime.
Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said Friday that its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed in an explosion in the Syrian capital of Damascus, a major blow to the Shiite group which has played a significant role in the conflict next door.
A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 64 people Wednesday at a market in a Shiite area of Baghdad, in the single deadliest attack this year in the capital.
Three people were killed Tuesday and 42 others wounded when a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish militants struck a police vehicle in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, officials said.1 Comment
Abdul Qadir Gilani, center, elder brother of freed Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, receives flowers from supporters outside his residence in Multan, Tuesday, May 10. U.S. and Afghan forces freed the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister during a counter-terrorism mission in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said on May 10, three years after he was kidnapped in a hail of bullets.
The U.S. government has suspended millions of dollars in funding to several organizations providing aid for Syria after discovering they were systematically overpaying Turkish companies for basic goods with the collusion of some of their staff.
Saudi Binladin Group, which has laid off tens of thousands of employees because of financial difficulties, said on Monday it has begun paying delayed wages to its remaining staff.
Iran test-fired another ballistic missile, the latest in a spate of tests following the implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers earlier this year, according to a report Monday by the country's semi-official Tasnim news agency.