Thursday, September 17, 2015
Taliban insurgents say that the family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has announced their support for Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as his successor.
Two of 18 Turkish workers kidnapped by gunmen in Baghdad this month have been freed in the southern province of Basra, Turkish and Iraqi officials said on Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Israel's prime minister will convene an "emergency meeting" over recent Palestinian attacks, an official at his office said Monday, hours after violence broke out at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site for a second day in a row.
Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters Tuesday in a third straight day of unrest at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site.
Aqeela Asifi, who has dedicated her life to bringing education to Afghan refugee girls in Pakistan, was on Tuesday awarded the United Nations refugee agency's annual Nansen prize.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday strongly defended Moscow's military assistance to the Syrian government, saying it's impossible to defeat the Islamic State group without cooperating with Damascus.
At least 20 people were killed on Monday in two car bomb attacks in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, state television reported.