Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Afghan government is investigating reports of the death of Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday, amid frenzied speculation about the rumoured demise of the reclusive warrior-cleric.
The leader of an anti-Shiite group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian atrocities was killed in a shootout with police early Wednesday along with 13 other militants, authorities said.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
BRUSSELS - NATO strongly backed Turkey's fight against Islamic State militants in Syria at emergency talks Tuesday but some countries expressed concerns that strikes on Kurdish fighters could torpedo peace talks with the rebels.
NATO vowed strong support for Turkey's fight against "terrorism" at an emergency meeting Tuesday called to discuss Ankara's strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters and Kurdish rebels.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Turkish tanks shelled Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria, rebels and activists said Monday, as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that a military campaign by Ankara could "change the balance" in the region.
A Palestinian man fell to his death while trying to escape Israeli forces who were attempting to arrest him in the occupied West Bank early Monday, Israeli police said.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Israeli police entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, as clashes erupted on Sunday over Jews' access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning.
The Taliban took control of a large police base in a remote part of northeastern Afghanistan after some 100 police and border guards joined the insurgents following three days of fighting, security officials said Sunday.
Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said.