Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Taliban said Wednesday they will start their spring offensive this week, an annual campaign in their war against the Afghan government.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly monthlong "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited military campaign aimed at preventing the rebels from operating.
The violence raging in Yemen since late March has killed 944 people and injured 3,487 as of April 17, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
A U.S. aircraft carrier was headed to the Arabian Sea Tuesday as Washington said it was monitoring Iranian vessels suspected of carrying weapons to Huthi rebels in Yemen in violation of a U.N. embargo.
A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran will be tried for espionage and collaborating with "hostile governments," in a decision branded absurd Monday by the White House and the newspaper.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an extension of 14 days to form a new government.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Turkey is hosting commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli a day earlier than the actual start of fighting, drawing bitter accusations it is trying to overshadow ceremonies remembering the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Iran's foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a U.S. military strike against Tehran's nuclear sites, describing such warnings as an "old habit that dies hard" given ongoing diplomacy.
Drive-by shooters early Saturday fired on Turkey's main Kurdish party headquarters in the capital Ankara, with no casualties reported, an official from the party said.
He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives.