Friday, March 13, 2015
More than 20 human rights groups issued a joint plea Thursday for the international community to take responsibility for suffering civilians as Syria's war approaches its fifth year.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Iran's Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, picked an ultraconservative as their new chairman in a surprise appointment on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group executed 20 people who wanted to fight against them in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, officials said on Monday.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Mohammed Iqsaan runs a real estate company in Dubai but off-roading over desert dunes on weekends is his escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A Canadian special forces soldier was killed in a friendly fire incident after he and others ignored an order to stay in their car and showed up to the front line unannounced, a spokesman for Iraq's Kurdish forces said Sunday.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram group, newly weakened by a multinational force that has dislodged it from a score of northeastern towns, reportedly pledged formal allegiance to the Islamic State group.
Egypt carried out Saturday the first death sentence handed down over the violence that erupted after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the interior ministry said.
Three bombings in northeast Nigeria's city of Maiduguri on Saturday killed at least 47 people, including children, and wounded 50, witnesses told AFP.
Islamic State extremists trucked away statues as they damaged the irreplaceable remains of an ancient Assyrian capital, a local resident and a top U.N. official told The Associated Press Friday.